Lewis Fraser is in trouble. He’s fallen hopelessly for eccentric recluse Christopher Wright. But the man won’t even say good morning to him! Yet no matter how many times he tries to break his one-sided attraction, one look from Christopher and his heart is racing all over again.
Struggling to hold the threads of a friendship together, Lewis highly doubts there’s any parallel universe in which Christopher and him are in a relationship! But he’s still determined to melt the ice and get to know him better. What Lewis doesn’t realise is that Christopher Wright intentionally avoids others for a reason. How will he handle Christopher’s secret?
Sweet Temperaments starts off as a witty and fun office romance, with Lewis pining after Christopher. I'll admit I wasn't sure about Christopher in the beginning. He comes across as a bit standoffish, but that is soon explained, and the story takes a more serious tone. That's not to say that the wit and humor are all gone, far from it. But, we do have some serious subject matter, and I have to say that the author handled it wonderfully. From Lewis' initial shock to how this pair works it all out, it's done very well. Along with that serious topic, we have some will they or won't they, and the romance is touch and go for a while. The story is a quick read, coming in at around two hours or so read time, so it's easily finished in one sitting. I will say that for a novella-length story, the romance is quite the slow burn. By the end of the book, I was completely sold on this couple, and the whole thing comes together for some warm and fuzzy feels. There is some steamy fun, and it's sexy without being too explicit. All in all, this romance is equal parts sweet and emotional with some great wit and a bit of sexy. It hits on a topic that is prevalent without being preachy and reminds us that education is key while still keeping things lighthearted.