Review: ‘Miss Understood’ by Eva Simmons
Miss Understoodby Eva Simmons
Series: Seattle Singles #3
Published by Self-Published on November 24, 2022
SubGenres: Contemporary Romance
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"Romance is dead, and that’s fine by me. After all, I’m in the business of heartbreak, and it’s booming."
As one of Seattle’s top divorce attorney’s, I’m climbing my way up the corporate food chain one broken heart at a time.
Lavish parties – checkHot dates – double checkNo strings attached – wouldn’t have it any other way
Being a notorious heartbreaker has its perks. Until one too many drinks and a ring on my left hand changes everything.
If only I stayed in.If only I stopped after the third shot.If only I said truth instead of dare.
Miss Understood is the last book in Eva Simmons’s Seattle Singles trilogy. This trilogy has become an instant fave, and I loved each character, but Luce and Jesse may hold a special place in my heart. I think I’ve said that for every character that Eva has written, not only from this trilogy but also from her Enemy Muse series, but I have reasons why I loved these two characters in Miss Understood.
I’m a huge fan of the Enemies to Lovers trope in romance books and love reading the banter between the characters before they become lovers. Luce and Jesse have been enemies since the moment Luce started working at the law office where they both work. Luce takes her job very seriously and is a workaholic, especially since she’s become one of the top divorce attorneys in Seattle while Jesse has lost several of his cases. He could learn a few things from Luce, and he’s forced to work on a case with her while she takes charge where it involves his sister being the witness.
I thought I wouldn’t like either character when I read this book, especially since Luce had admitted since book one (Miss Matched) that she didn’t want to be in a serious relationship. Then, there was Jesse, who was a ladies’ man and wasn’t looking for anything serious either. Still, Eva managed to make me love the characters like she always does with their POVs (especially Luce’s) and finding out about their inversion of loving someone completely. It did help when these two characters who despised each other were forced together when they went on a work trip and ended up married after playing a simple game of truth or dare when they were drunk. I loved this part of the story and knew right away that Luce and Jesse were going to fall for one another. I had a hard time putting down the book once both characters gave into the tension, but of course, there’s bound to be drama, especially since they work together. Luce had every reason to be worried about what was happening between her and Jesse and how people would perceive it. I loved how everything came together in the end, and they eventually realized it would work out. (Yeah, I’m being vague because I don’t want to spoil this book.)
Each book I’ve read from Eva has been hard to put down, and she’s become one of my favorite authors because of it. Her characters and the storylines she weaves for them can be heart-wrenching, inspiring, and unforgettable. This is exactly how I felt for each of the characters in the Seattle Singles Trilogy, and the same goes for Eva’s other series, Enemy Muse. You may get a sneak peek of those characters in this book because Luce goes to one of their concerts.
Story Rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
Steam/Spice Rating: 🌶 🌶
Standalone or Part of Series: It’s part of the Seattle Singles Trilogy, but each book can be read as a standalone.
Would I recommend this book? Yes. I recommend this book to Contemporary Romance readers who love characters who don’t want something serious but end up falling hard for one another, especially when they are enemies.
Genre/SubGenre(s): Romance | Contemporary Romance
Trope(s)/Element(s):Enemies to Lovers | Fake Relationship | Forbidden Romance | Office Romance | Truth or Dare Bet