Title: Partner Pursuit
Author: Kathy Strobos
Genre: Women’s Fiction
My Rating: 5 out of 5
Workaholic lawyer Audrey Willems is not going to take any chances with her bid to become a partner at her New York law firm—especially with only six months until the decision.
Until she bumps into Jake—her new neighbor. Jake is a fun-loving music marketing executive who might just be The One.
He’s funny, caring, supportive—and able to kill water bugs in the bathroom.
But Jake will never date a woman married to her job. His father was a workaholic lawyer who never had time for family.
And she’s just got the case of a lifetime—the one she needs to win to make partner. Working 24/7 at the office may not even be enough hours to pull off a victory.
If only she had not met him now.
Audrey is determined to prove that she can juggle work and romance—even if managing court cases, candlelit dinners, and bike rides around Manhattan is a lot harder than it looks. She keeps canceling dates for yet another case crisis.
But when making partner is like a game of musical chairs and the last seat is a business-class alone, which partnership will she choose?
Audrey is a workaholic and a determined workaholic at that! She is so close to her dream of being made partner for the Law firm she works for. She has given up any idea of a social life and with zero chance to date anyone, Audrey really is more determined than ever to achieve her dream.
So when Jake moves in next door to Audrey, she finds herself thinking about him a lot. Jake is a Marketing Executive for a music company, but his Dad is a partner in a law firm and he knows just how much of a sacrifice this position entails. The more Jake and Audrey spend time with each other, the more we see the chemistry between the two of them develop. When Audrey realises she is in love with Jake, she has to do a lot of soul-searching, and think about what really matters to her.
Partner Pursuit is a fun and cute romantic story, with well-written and strong main characters. I love that Kathy Strobos has written so passionately about the real-life struggles we can all face of managing a work/life balance, and being career-focused but still wanting to be happy in a relationship. For me, Partner Pursuit really is a must-read.
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