[REVIEW] “The Design” By: R.S. Grey

Disclaimer: “The Design” can be read as a standalone, but I highly recommend reading “The Duet” first!

Official Synopsis:

Five minutes until the interview begins. 

Fresh on the heels of her college graduation, Cameron Heart has landed an interview at a prestigious architecture firm.

Four minutes until the interview. 

She knows she’s only there because the owner, Grayson Cole, is her older sister’s friend.

Three minutes. 

For the last seven years, Grayson has been the most intimidating man Cammie has ever had the pleasure, or displeasure, of being around.

Two Minutes. 

But the job opportunity is too good to pass up. So, Cammie will have to ignore the fact that Grayson is handsome enough to have his own national holiday. 


After all, she shouldn’t feel that way about her new boss. And, he will be her new boss.

“I’m not intimidated by you,” I said with a confident smile.
“Perhaps we should fix that, Ms. Heart. Close the door.”

Rating: 4.5/5 Stars


In the second (and last) novel in the Heart series, we get to delve into the world of Cammie Heart (Brooklyn Heart’s, the lead character in “The Duet,” little sister) as she navigates life after graduation.

I think that “The Design” takes place a few weeks after “The Duet.” Most of R.S. Grey’s companion novels that I’ve read take place years after their predecessor, but maybe this one is different because it’s a series, Regardless, I liked that we get to see Brooklyn and Jason so soon. While my review posts for “The Duet” and “The Design” are spread out, I actually finished “The Duet” in the morning and then started “The Design” that evening, and finished it after 1 am. R.S. Grey books are easy to binge read! I’ve read 5 so far this month.

As is classic with any of the R.S. Grey books that I have read, I found myself laughing out loud multiple times, highlighting awesome lines like crazy, and reading lines aloud to anyone who would listen (i.e. my family). At one point, I was so stressed out and anxious for Cammie, I actually had to put my phone down for a few minutes because I couldn’t handle it. (Don’t worry, it all works out in the end.)

Cammie and Grayson first made an appearance in “The Duet,” but in “The Design”

Check out my other posts about R.S. Grey!

  • “Scoring Wilder” review
  • “Scoring Wilder” playlist
  • Interview with R.S. Grey about “Scoring Wilder”
  • “The Summer Games: Settling the Score” review
  • “The Summer Games: “Settling the Score” playlist
  • “A Place in the Sun” review
  • “A Place in the Sun” playlist
  • “The Duet” review
  • “The Duet” playlist
  • “The Design” review

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