Delilah Jameson has the perfect life. A great job in her downtown DC art gallery, a group of girlfriends who will always have her back and Cole; her friend-zoned roommate.
Yet, there is something missing; a man she can truly call her own.
When online flirting with a complete stranger awakens Dia's sexual curiosity, how far will she go in order to find her happily ever after?
Fun, Flirty Romance
Disheveled by Eva LeNoir is the first book in a series of standalone novels. Each novel is dedicated to one of the seven women in a tight circle of friends. These friends call themselves the UCC; it is such a secret society, that even after reading the book, I don’t know the meaning of the acronym UCC!
Ms. LeNoir’s sense of fun and humor shine through in Disheveled. From her depiction of the respect and comradery between the women in the UCC, I get the feeling that the author enjoys the company of women and would be a great friend. Regardless of their job or stage in life, these women are meet once a week for a few cocktails, laughs and hugs.
Disheveled is told mostly from Delilah’s point-of-view. She is one of the UCC who is in a bit of a dating dry spell. She doesn’t want a hook-up; she is looking for a meaningful relationship (with some benefits, of course). When her landlord/roommate, Cole finds out she is desperate enough to use online dating services, he comes to her rescue. No, he doesn’t ask her out on a date. He advises her to change her name, profile and photo in order to attract someone who is interested in getting to know her. While Delilah has fun flirting with her hunky roommate, she fears his reputation as a “manwhore” rules him out as potential boyfriend material. No matter, because their banter, love of 80’s movies and Star Wars is totally adorable.
While Delilah remains completely in the dark about the identity of her online suitors, it is quite clear to the reader. The reader is privy to the dumb decisions and assumptions made by Delilah’s suitor, and that makes him all the more lovable. Cole plays along and acts protective of Delilah—that online dating scene is filled with “pervs” while Delilah goes on her fruitless dates and lusts after Cole.
I loved the little role reversal in Disheveled. It is Delilah who is prejudice about Cole’s behavior and holds onto assumptions that she hasn’t bothered to investigate. It is deliciously fun when Cole gets his chance to convince Delilah that his might really be the man of her dreams. Disheveled is fun, light-hearted, contemporary romance. This quick easy friends-to-lovers read is a great little escape from reality.