Please note that I received this book via NetGalley. This did not affect my rating or review.
Initial thoughts: Cute enough but not very deep. There’s a fake girlfriend/boyfriend trope going on though the two characters are sleeping together so no idea why they need to fake dating? I don’t know. This didn’t hang together well at all. I found the both characters were a mess, but I disliked how Matt was manipulating Cadence because he in the end wanted her to move for him. I just felt ho-hum about the totally unrealistic ending with regards to HR and management.
“Circling Back to You” follows Cadence and Matt who work at Prism Realty. Matt is part of the sales team and Cadence does the numbers. Matt is focused on making Cadence his friend and Cadence just wants to be left alone though. However, when a deal is to be made with at tech billionaire (I think he’s one) Matt is dispatched to Los Angeles to close the deal with Cadence being forced to help out with the numbers. The book claims this is a fake girlfriend/boyfriend romance, but not really.
So the plot is a murky for this one. Not a bad book, but honestly the fake boyfriend/girlfriend plot could have been dropped. These two end up hooking up with each other. Cadence going to Matt’s home for a family event felt real dumb to me. Why lie about dating? It just felt like a nothing thing. And Cadence has her own plot points that felt like they got wiped away so we could focus on Matt’s mess. The chemistry between the two of them doesn’t really work for me and the work shenanigans’ felt really shoe horned in after a while.
I will say that after a while the flow of the book became an issue. This book had like 4 endings. We would get to a great ending point and then there would be more pages. At one point I went, what else is there to say.