Review: “A Co-Worker’s Crush” by Piper Rayne

Series: The Rooftop Crew, #6

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Steam: 🔥🔥🔥🔥

Release Date: January 5th, 2021

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Three tattoo guns.
Five motorcycle tires.
Countless T-shirts.

That’s what I lost before I realized nothing good comes from dating my co-workers.

Usually, I don’t have much self-control. So, the fact that Frankie Grant is a hot, talented tattoo artist means it’s a damn miracle she hasn’t already been in my bed. But nothing can happen between us because Frankie comes with Jolie, her young daughter, and a crap load of baggage from her ex. And those are two things I never entertain.

Anyone who knows me—the screwed up foster kid from the wrong side of the tracks—knows I’m not the guy you take home to meet your parents, let alone your kid. But I also know what it’s like not to have parents, so things get complicated when Jolie asks me to be her daddy.

I might as well just slash my own tires now.

“Hell, he’s the epitome of every dirty dream I have.”

Guys. This is the end of the Rooftop Crew. I’m not ready to say goodbye. But I have to admit that Piper Rayne left the best for the end, because Jax and Frankie? Undeniably beautiful in every way. I mean, I didn’t think I would grow this attached to Jax, but right from the moment we meet him in Dylan and Rian’s book, you are hooked.

Jax and Frankie are absolutely the best. We’ve seen so much of Frankie and her sassy personality and adorable little girl through the course of these books. She’s been a part of their friends circle even though she didn’t live in the building with the rest of them. And somehow, that just makes her even more special. And then we got a dose of Jax Owens and my god, nothing prepared me for him. He’s all rough around the edges, with a bad childhood and a life that could have been better, but Jax is all kinds of amazing. And from their first meeting, Jax and Frankie have been at each other’s necks with frustration and flirtation and I loved everything about it.

“I finally realized that he’s my kryptonite. He’s my chocolate cake and ice cream. He’s my cigarettes, my vodka, and my crack. He’s my vice.”

So much of their relationship has been set up for us through the other books, so we already know about the bet Jax and Frankie made and just how attached Jolie is to Jax. But there’s so much more to him than all of that. I love how even though he’s a tough, tattooed biker, Jax is a really great guy. He’s funny, snarky, smart and he’s really thoughtful. Let’s also not forget just how bloody hot this man is – in every way.

Frankie’s attraction to Jax cannot be judged, because we all feel the same way. Without a doubt. She might have gone from hating Jax’s guts to wanting him desperately, but it’s totally understandable. Jax and Frankie have the most exciting relationship. He needles her, she snaps at him, he provokes her, she attacks him and at the end of it all, Jax and Frankie just want each other. A lot. The sexual tension is ridiculous, but once they make the most of that tension? Well damn, it’s absolutely divine. 

“You just need someone to stand hand in hand with you as you journey through life. And I couldn’t be happier to be the man you chose.”

Truly what makes this book is watching Jax with Jolie. He knows that she’s getting attached, but as someone who had a rough childhood, he just wants to help Jolie have some kind of normalcy and it’s really what breaks down Frankie’s defenses and lets him into her life. And not once does Jax take that for granted. It’s so damn beautiful to just watch that relationship evolve and to see Jax for the good guy that he is. 

Like with every book in The Rooftop Crew series, we get all the shenanigans of the whole gang. Lots of laughter, lots of excitement and lots of unwanted stepping in and making a mess of things. But that’s what makes all of them such great friends and I genuinely love just how perfect this group of friends is.

As we say goodbye to this crew, I’m ready to welcome in the next group of friends and family members that Piper Rayne has created to entertain, fascinate and excite us with!

Thanks to Piper Rayne and Wildfire Marketing Solutions for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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