The Build Up by Tati Richardson

Published: 28 Mar 2023

Publisher: Carina Press & Carina Adores (Harlequin), Carina Press

Length: 368 pages

My Rating: 3.5 pages


Rumpled and ragged was not how architect Ari James envisioned kicking off her first day at a new firm. And few things can top the horror of her new—and extremely hot—colleague walking in on her at the worst moment ever. Learning that she’ll be working with him on the project that’s supposed to get her career back on top makes it harder than ever to focus on her big comeback.

With a partnership at his firm on the line, nothing is going to stand in the way of Porter Harrison absolutely killing it on his new project: not his obnoxious rival, not his unpredictable brother and definitely not his new coworker whose gorgeous curves he accidentally saw and now can’t get out of his head.

Though neither of them is looking for love, once their creative juices get flowing, Ari and Porter’s connection is obvious. But when their shared goal has always been winning at work, building a solid foundation for a relationship might end up costing them everything…

My Review:

I enjoyed this book. Hard to believe this is a debut novel. The author has some skills. The author was able to handle some serious issues like sexism, racism and fat shaming and do it well.

This is a low-angst work-place romance between two likable characters. The romance is authentic if a little too on/off.

This is a great read with compelling characters and interesting themes. Highly recommend

I received an arc of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 


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