Excerpt Reveal & Giveaway: WALK OF SHAME by Lauren Layne

Thursday, March 23, 2017


The City's HOTTEST Cold War!


WALK OF SHAME
a Love Unexpectedly novel
Lauren Layne
Releasing April 18th, 2017
Loveswept


Sparks fly between a misunderstood New York socialite and a cynical divorce lawyer in this lively standalone rom-com from the USA Today bestselling author of Blurred Lines and Love Story.

Pampered heiress Georgianna Watkins has a party-girl image to maintain, but all the shopping and clubbing is starting to feel a little bit hollow—and a whole lot lonely. Though Georgie would never admit it, the highlights of her week are the mornings when she comes home at the same time as her uptight, workaholic neighbor is leaving to hit the gym and put in a long day at the office. Teasing him is the most fun Georgie’s had in years—and the fuel for all her naughtiest daydreams.

Celebrity divorce attorney Andrew Mulroney doesn’t have much time for women, especially spoiled tabloid princesses who spend more time on Page Six than at an actual job. Although Georgie’s drop-dead gorgeous, she’s also everything Andrew resents: the type of girl who inherited her penthouse instead of earning it. But after Andrew caps one of their predawn sparring sessions with a surprise kiss—a kiss that’s caught on camera—all of Manhattan is gossiping about whether they’re a real couple. And nobody’s more surprised than Andrew to find that the answer just might be yes.



Georgie

Tuesday morning

Let’s talk about five a.m. for a second.

Also known as the worst hour of the day, am I right?

Here’s why:

If you’re awake to see five in the freaking morning, it means one of a few things, all of them heinous.

Scenario one: You’re on your way to the airport for an early morning flight. Heinous.

Scenario two: You’ve been out all night, and now your vodka buzz is fading, and you’re just sober enough to realize that the rest of your day will likely involve Excedrin, carbs, and indoor voices. Heinous.

Scenario three: You’ve got a crap-ton on your mind, and you’re lying awake in bed, staring at the ceiling, hating your life. Maybe hating yourself a little bit, I dunno, who am I to judge? Heinous.

Now brace yourself, because scenario four is the most heinous of them all: You’re awake at five a.m. because you’re an uptight prick whose schedule is even more rigid than your posture, and your life is an endless string of working out, the corner office, repeat. You’re also likely the type of person who subsists on protein shakes and kale smoothies, and you have been known to utter the phrase the body is a temple, thus solidifying what we already knew about you.

You have no friends.

But wait, I’m getting ahead of myself.

See, it’s five a.m., and I, Georgie Watkins, am . . . kind of excited about it.

I know. I know. Four months ago I’d have bet my favorite vintage Chanel bag that there was exactly zero chance I’d actually look forward to the ghoulish hour of five in the morning.

And yet here we are.

I guess you could say there’s a scenario five on reasons to be up this early.

“Good morning, Ramon,” I sing, pushing through the revolving doors of the luxury high-rise on 56th and Park, the place I call home.

The concierge/security guard/all-around good guy glances up and gives me a friendly smile. “Ms. Watkins. Good morning.”

Usually the massive front desk is a bustling, busy affair. Starting at around seven, an army of well-dressed concierges will be smoothly facilitating the needs of impatient residents, as tiny dogs let out sharp, high-pitched barks of greeting from their Louis Vuitton carriers.

But that’s later.

Right now, the luxurious lobby is mostly silent, with just the lone overnight guy working the front desk, holding down the fort until the day guys arrive to handle the morning crush.

My new Tory Burch clutch tucked into my armpit, I hold up the box in my hands and waggle my eyebrows. “Brought you something.”

Ramon’s smile grows wider, brown eyes lighting. “My wife says you’re going to make me fat.”

“Tell Marta that the dad bod is totally in style right now,” I say, setting the box of donuts on the counter and lifting the lid. “Unless, of course, you don’t want a maple bacon donut?”

Ramon is already reaching inside the box, shaking his head in reverence as he lifts the sugary treat. “Still warm.”

“Well, technically the shop doesn’t open until five, but I’m such a loyal customer, they let me in a bit early,” I say, surveying the array of donuts and trying to decide if I’m in a chocolate kind of mood or if I want to risk the powdered sugar one.

Since my Alexander McQueen minidress is black (the archnemesis of powdered sugar), I reach for the chocolate as I set my clutch on the counter and fish out my phone: 4:58 a.m.

Two more minutes.

“How’s Marta dealing with the pregnancy of baby number three?” I ask, taking a bite of the donut and shifting attention back to Ramon, who’s already polished off his donut and is contemplating a second. I nudge the box toward him.

“She’s good,” he says. “Excited that we’re finally having a girl.”

“A girl!” I say, reaching across the counter and squeezing his massive forearm. “Congratulations, I hadn’t heard!”

“Just found out yesterday,” he says with a happy smile, apparently deciding that the occasion calls for another donut.

“Oh my gosh, I have the perfect baby gift,” I say, nibbling at a piece of my donut. “I saw this adorable Burberry onesie in Bergdorf’s the other day, with this precious little red bow—”

“Yes, because that’s what every infant needs,” a low voice interrupts. “A four-hundred-dollar piece of fabric that needs to be dry-cleaned. Don’t be ridiculous, Georgiana.”

I don’t have to look at my clock to know what time it is.

Five o’clock.

On the dot.

Not even bothering to turn around, I roll my eyes as my red nails tear off another piece of donut and pop it into my mouth. “Ramon, do you think you could talk to maintenance about adjusting the temp? It just got a little cold in here.”

Ramon’s been working here long enough to know my request isn’t for real. He’s not even paying attention to me. He’s already set his donut aside and has straightened up, practically saluting the newcomer.

“Mr. Mulroney. Good morning, sir.”

“Mr. Ramirez.” The voice is low and serious, a touch impatient, although not quite rude.

You know that adage that you catch more flies with honey? I’m not so sure it’s true. I bring donuts to the front desk guys just about every morning, and they adore me. I know they do.

But they respect him.

Giving in to the inevitable, I finally let my eyes flick to the side, my gaze colliding with a stern brown scowl.

I put on my widest, sparkliest smile, only because I know it drives him crazy.

As always, I see a muscle in his jaw twitch as I flutter my eyelashes.

“Good morning, Andrew,” I say sweetly.

“Georgiana.”

I resist the urge to roll my eyes. Only my late grandmother has ever called me that, and I’m pretty sure that’s because I was her namesake. Everyone else calls me Georgie. Well, okay, not everyone. Ramon and the other guys still insist on calling me Ms. Watkins, but I’m working on it. See: daily donuts.

I smile wider and push the box in Andrew’s direction. “Donut?”

His lip curls. In case you haven’t already gotten a read on this guy, he’s the type that sneers at donuts.

He lifts a boring black travel mug. “Already have my breakfast.”

“Blended-up quinoa sprinkled with a few bits of spinach and pretension?” I ask.

“Whey powder protein shake.”

“Sounds immensely satisfying.”

He takes a sip of the nastiness and watches me with cold brown eyes. “The body is a temple, Georgiana.”

There it is.

Full circle to my above commentary about what sort of people are up and about at five a.m.




Lauren Layne is the New York Times bestselling author of over a dozen romantic comedies.

A former e-commerce and web marketing manager from Seattle, Lauren relocated to New York City in 2011 to pursue a full-time writing career.

She lives in midtown Manhattan with her high-school sweetheart, where she writes smart romantic comedies with just enough sexy-times to make your mother blush. In LL's ideal world, every stiletto-wearing, Kate Spade wielding woman would carry a Kindle stocked with Lauren Layne books. 



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Waiting on Wednesday

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

I've never actually shared a Waiting on Wednesday meme before, but I've seen them around so much that I thought I would give it a try!  Waiting on Wednesday is a meme where we have the opportunity to let others know about books that we are eagerly waiting for.

Hosted by Breaking the Spine

Title: These Things I've Done
Author: Rebecca Phillips
Genre: Young Adult
Publisher: HarperTeen

Releases On: August 1st 2017!

A contemporary YA perfect for fans of Courtney Summers and Jessi Kirby, THESE THINGS I’VE DONE is the story of a seventeen-year-old girl who accidentally caused her best friend’s death and, a year later, is still grappling with the consequences.

Before:
Dara and Aubrey have been inseparable since they became best friends in sixth grade. However, as they begin their sophomore year of high school, cracks in their friendship begin to form, testing the bond they always thought was unbreakable.

After:
It's been fifteen months since the accident that killed Aubrey, and not a day goes by that Dara isn't racked with guilt over her role in her best friend's death. Dara thought nothing could be worse than confronting the memories of Aubrey that relentlessly haunt her, but she soon realizes it isn't half as difficult as seeing Ethan, Aubrey's brother, every day. Not just because he's a walking reminder of what she did, but because the more her feelings for him change, the more she knows she's betraying her best friend one final time.


Why I'm waiting: Ummm...did you not read that synopsis?! (jk lol!!)  I love forbidden romances, and I've been looking for a good book that would pull at my heartstrings a bit.  I've also read Faking Perfect by Rebecca Phillips (my review) and really loved it.  Super excited about this one!


What books are you waiting for?


Books That I Couldn't Put Down

Tuesday, March 21, 2017


I am linking up today at The Broke and the Bookish's link up "Top Ten Tuesday".  They have a different topic every week and it's a lot of fun to meet some new bloggers and find a bunch of new books to add to my list!  This week's topic is: Books That I Couldn't Put Down


I tried to include a nice mix of books.  So here they are in no particular order:

(all links take you to Goodreads synopsis)

My favorite Gillian Flynn books so far (I've read Gone Girl and Sharp Objects too).  I thought this one was the most suspenseful out of all of her books.  It keeps you guessing the whole time.

This one has an unreliable narrarator (which I'm usually not a fan of) but I couldn't put this one down at all.  I needed to know what was going to happen.  And HOLY PLOT TWIST, BATMAN!  I guessed part of it but did not see the other stuff coming.

Okay, this one was super creepy to me!  Stories involving children are always creepier in my opinion. This one had the hairs on my arms standing up more than once.  I didn't see that ending coming either.

I had no idea that this one was a thriller with paranormal elements until I was reading it.  I thought that I wasn't going to like it for that reason but I was wrong.  This one delivers an edge of your seat feeling that keeps you gripped until the end.

There is a very flawed and damaged main character, named Cat, who is the "hero".  This one was a lot grittier than I expected it to be.  It brings action, some scary moments, and even some romance.

I was so excited when I found out RR was writing about characters that she introduced from Cath's fanfiction in Fangirl.  It was even better than I expected it to be and I didn't want it to ever end.

This one may be a bit unrealistic at times but the characters were so much fun that I couldn't put this one down.  While a good part of this was light and fluffy there were also some tough topics, like the main character's sister having cancer.

I feel like Cinder is always on my list posts lately.  It showed up on my "books I loved more than I thought I would" list a couple weeks ago.  I really didn't expect to love this one as much as I did but I got so into the story that I flew through this one, and instantly picked up the second book.

I know, I know.  I JUST reviewed this one last week, but I'm still in love with it.  I read this whole thing without stopping once, and I already want to reread it again. lol!  I love my geeky/nerdy romances, but add in the fact that one of the MCs has issues with anxiety (which I also suffer with) and I am hooked.


Have you read any of these?  What books weren't you able to put down?

Excerpt & Giveaway: The Storm by R.J. Prescott

Tuesday, March 21, 2017


The Storm
R.J. Prescott
(The Hurricane #3)
Publication date: March 21st 2017
Genres: New Adult, Romance, Sports
Marie Kelly is a survivor who doesn’t know when to quit. Against all odds, she’s living a life she never dreamed she could have. It was enough… until a stubborn boxer makes her want more.
Irish charmer Kieran Doherty has been a fighter at Driscoll’s Gym for most of his life. He’s been content to let his best friend take the spotlight, now it’s his turn to make a name for himself in the world of heavy weight champions. Falling in love is the one thing he vowed never to do, but meeting Marie changed everything.
It’s easy to imagine a happy-ever-after when the sun is shining. But when the storm comes, and all hope seems lost, they both learn that if you want something badly enough, you have to be willing to fight for it.
EXCERPT:
When I finally plucked up a bit of courage, I peeped out of the curtains to see Kieran throwing stones at the window.
“Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair,” he mock shouted, when he caught my eye. I opened the window to whisper loudly back at him.
“Are you high?” I asked. “Why didn’t you just ring the doorbell or call me?”
“I thought this would be more romantic,” he said.
“If I ignore the fact that my nipples probably have frostbite, I am feeling romanced,” I replied. He looked pained. “What’s wrong?” I asked.
“You said ‘nipples’ and now I can’t think of anything else,” he replied, making me smile.
“Now I’m down here, what’s the chances of seeing an accidental nip slip?” he asked.
“Depends,” I replied.
“On what?” he asked.
“What’s in the bag?” I said.
“Hot chocolate and warm doughnuts,” he said, holding up the bag as if to barter.
“Well, I would have said slim to none, but fresh doughnuts might have just tipped the odds in your favour,” I replied.
“Yesss!” he said, fist bumping the air in victory.
I closed the window and ran to buzz him in. He bounded up the stairwell, his heavy footsteps echoing loudly in the hallway. When he got to my door, he looked me up and down, taking in my short royal blue, silk pyjamas. Dropping the sack, he speared his hands into my hair and pulled me into a kiss that had me melting. Kier didn’t kiss with just his lips; he did it with his whole body. Without shoes on, I was tiny in comparison, but inside of the cage of his huge arms, I felt protected and safe. Despite his size, his lips were so gentle. He didn’t treat me like I was fragile, but like I was precious, as though every touch was one that he was experiencing for the first time and memorizing for later.
Feeling bold, I traced the seam of his mouth with my tongue, and when he parted his lips and touched his tongue against mine, I groaned. Every sensation was too much, and not enough. Breathless, he pulled away from me to nuzzle his face in the crook of my neck. I reached up and gently stroked the short hair at the back of his neck, making him sigh.


Author Bio:
USA Today bestselling author R.J. Prescott was born in Cardiff, South Wales, and studied law at the University of Bristol, England. Four weeks before graduation she fell in love, and stayed. Ten years later, she convinced her crazy, wonderful firefighter husband to move back to Cardiff where they now live with their two equally crazy sons. Her debut novel The Hurricane was an international bestseller and finalist in the Goodreads Awards in the category of debut author.

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Review: Faking Perfect by Rebecca Phillips

Monday, March 20, 2017

Title: Faking Perfect
Author: Rebecca Phillips
Genre: Young Adult
Publisher: Kensington
Publication Date: June 30th 2015

When Lexi Shaw seduced Oakfield High's resident bad boy Tyler Flynn at the beginning of senior year, he seemed perfectly okay with her rules:

1. Avoid her at school.
2. Keep his mouth shut about what they do together.
3. Never tease her about her friend (and unrequited crush) Ben.

Because with his integrity and values and golden boy looks, Ben can never find out about what she’s been doing behind closed doors with Tyler. Or that her mom’s too busy drinking and chasing losers to pay the bills. Or that Lexi’s dad hasn’t been a part of her life for the last thirteen years. But with Tyler suddenly breaking the rules, Ben asking her out, and her dad back in the picture, how long will she be able to go on faking perfect?


Faking Perfect is the story of Lexi, a girl with a not so good home life who thinks that the answer to all her problems is to try and fit in with the popular crowd. Unfortunately for her shiny image, she also has a weakness for the bad boy type. She seduces the resident tattooed, weed-dealing bad boy, Tyler Flynn, at the beginning of her senior year and carries on a secret relationship with him. She makes him avoid her at school, keep her secret and never ever tease her about her crush on her friend and local golden boy, Ben.

This was a really fun contemporary romance with some great characters and some really nice writing. It was a lot fresher and feistier than a lot of contemporary romances I’ve read and I read it all in almost one sitting.

I really liked Lexi. She was fun and the typical confused teen trying to figure herself out. Most of all I love her sarky attitude. She was flawed but still likeable, and I liked the way she developed over the course of the book. She was so relatable in the way she felt so much pressure to conform to being the image her friends wanted of her. 

The plot moved along nicely, and although I could kind of see where it was going most of the time and managed to predict most of the plot points, I didn’t mind at all because there was plenty going on. The author highlighted a lot of high school struggles and issues: teen pregnancy, popularity, drugs, drinking, sex and this kept things pretty interesting.

I really enjoyed this one and can't wait to read Rebecca Phillips' new book due out in August! 

*I received a copy of this title via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own. *

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Stacking the Shelves & Sunday Post

Saturday, March 18, 2017

I am linking up again this weekend with Tynga at Tynga's Reviews for Stacking the Shelves and Kimberly at Caffeinated Book Reviewer for Sunday Post to share all of the books I picked up lately, share my posts for the past week, and also share what's coming up soon! 


For Review:

Freebies from Amazon:
Bought:


Life Lately:
Happy St. Patrick's Day (one day late)!!  I hope you all had a fun and safe holiday.  My husband and I don't do too much for it anymore.  I've done the bar crawls and things years ago but I think I'm over that phase. lol!  I actually don't drink at all anymore because alcohol seems to be a trigger for my migraines.  I made some fun crafts with my daughter tho!

Last week I asked you all if I should start sharing my art on my blog, and I got an overwhelmingly positive response (thank you so much for all of the wonderful comments!! I appreciate them more than you know).  Since everyone said they thought it was a great idea, I will be sharing a post next week with some book/tv show inspired art!  Psst....If you love Game of Thrones then be sure to stop by!  For now, I think I'm going to keep my art posts to once a month.

Recently on my blog:
Traveler by L.E. DeLano - Review & Giveaway
Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde - Review & Giveaway

Coming up next on the blog:
Faking Perfect by Rebecca Phillips - Review
Books I Couldn't Put Down
The Storm by R.J. Prescott - Release Day Blitz & Giveaway
Waiting On Wednesday
Walk of Shame by Lauren Layne - Excerpt & Giveaway
Artwork: Game of Thrones (Daenerys & Jon Snow)

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Review: Lucky by Carina Adams

Friday, March 17, 2017

Title: Lucky
Author: Carina Adams
Genre: M/F Romance
Publication Date: February 28, 2017
Find It Here: Goodreads, Amazon


Everyone loves Lucky # 7.

He’s the whole package – smart, athletic, and sexy as sin. 
A filthy talking bad boy, he can have any woman he wants.

Except me. 

A chance encounter. One unforgettable night. 
That’s all we could ever have. At least, that’s what we tell ourselves. 

Fate has other plans. 

If anyone found out, I would lose my job.
He could lose his scholarship. 
Some things are worth the risk. 

Sometimes, you have to cross your fingers, 
Roll the dice, and hope lady luck is on your side.



 Where have you been all my life, Carina Adams?!  Seriously, I loved this one!  When I was contacted about reviewing this book in exchange for an honest review, I almost said no because I am so behind on my ARCs, but I didn't, and I am SO glad I didn't.  This book promised a dirty talking, football playing, alpha hero in a forbidden romance with his college professor.  How could I say no to that?  I am happy to say that this one definitely delivered.

When Sunny and her best friend are out at a bar, the last thing Sunny expects is to end up flirting with the young hot bartender, Lucky.  With a little encouragement from her best friend, Sunny ends up leaving with him and proceeds to have a really hot one night stand.  Lucky wants to see her again but she convinces herself to leave it at the one night.  Imagine her surprise when she starts her brand new teaching job, and Lucky walks in as one of her students.  They tell each other that it can't happen because of her job and he doesn't want to get expelled or lose his scholarship, but they can't keep their hands off of each other.

One of the things that I was worried about not liking in this story was the age gap between Sunny and Lucky.  For some reason, in other stories it just wasn't my cup of tea.  I actually didn't end up minding it at all in this one!  The age gap is a nonissue for Lucky.  Sunny has moments when she feels insecure about it but I loved that she never made it into a huge deal or problem either.  Lucky has had a rough past and is very mature for his age, so I think that helped a lot.  I was also a little worried about ex drama, but that too was minimal at best.

This was what I would consider a feel good story.  It was low on the angst, and some of their banter had me laughing out loud.  The chemistry between the two of them was off the charts hot!  There were a good amount of steamy scenes in this one and I loved every page of it! lol!  Carina Adams did a great job of adding some really sweet tender moments between the two of them as well, so you were really rooting for them the whole time.

This was my very first read by Carina Adams and I would definitely recommend this one to anyone out there that loves a dirty talking alpha hero, with a tender side.  I will definitely be picking up more of Adams' books in the future!

* I received an free copy of this title in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own. *

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Book Blitz & Giveaway: Bellamy and the Brute by Alicia Michaels

Thursday, March 16, 2017


Bellamy and The Brute
Alicia Michaels
Published by: Clean Teen Publishing
Publication date: March 13th 2017
Genres: Fairy Tales, Retelling, Young Adult
A fresh twist on a classic story, Bellamy and the Brute proves true love really is blind.
When Bellamy McGuire is offered a summer job babysitting for the wealthy Baldwin family, she’s reluctant to accept. After all, everyone in town knows about the mysterious happenings at the mansion on the hill—including the sudden disappearance of the Baldwin’s eldest son, Tate. The former football star and golden boy of Wellhollow Springs became a hermit at the age of sixteen, and no one has seen or heard from him since. Rumors abound as to why, with whisperings about a strange illness—one that causes deformity and turned him into a real-life monster. Bellamy wants to dismiss these rumors as gossip, but when she’s told that if she takes the job, she must promise to never, ever visit the third floor of the mansion, she begins to wonder if there really is some dark truth hidden there.
Tate’s condition may not be the only secret being kept at Baldwin House. There are gaps in the family’s financial history that don’t add up, and surprising connections with unscrupulous characters. At night there are strange noises, unexplained cold drafts, and the electricity cuts out. And then there are the rose petals on the staircase. The rose petals that no one but Bellamy seems to be able to see. The rose petals that form a trail leading right up to the 3 rd floor, past the portrait of a handsome young man, and down a dark hallway where she promised she would never, ever go…
As Bellamy works to unravel the mysteries of Baldwin House and uncover the truth about Tate, she realizes that she is in way over her head… in more ways than one. Can her bravery and determination help to right the wrongs of the past and free the young man whose story has captured her heart?


Author Bio:
Ever since she first read books like Chronicles of Narnia or Goosebumps, Alicia has been a lover of mind-bending fiction. Wherever imagination takes her, she is more than happy to call that place her home. With several Fantasy and Science Fiction titles under her belt, Alicia strives to write multicultural characters and stories that touch the heart. V-Card, the first book of the Sharing Spaces series, was her first Contemporary Romance.
The mother of three and wife to a soldier, she loves chocolate, coffee, and of course good books. When not writing, you can usually find her with her nose in a book, shopping for shoes and fabulous jewelry, or spending time with her loving family.

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Review: Hard Wired by Megan Erickson & Santino Hassell

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Title: Hard Wired
Authors: Megan Erickson & Santino Hassell
Series: Cyberlove, #3
Genre: M/M Romance
Publisher: Megtino Press 
Publication Date: February 13, 2017


My FallenCon agenda is simple: sit on a couple of panels and let people meet the real me. Jesse Garvy—mod of a famous Twitch channel and, if I ever come out of my shell, future vlogger. I definitely didn’t plan to sleep with a moody tattooed fan-artist, but he’s gorgeous and can’t keep his hands off me. There's a first time for everything, and my first time with a guy turns out to be the hottest experience of my life.

But the next day, I find out my moody fan-artist is Ian Larsen AKA Cherry—someone I've known online for years. And he'd known exactly who I was while shoving me up against that wall. Before I figure out whether to be pissed or flattered, the con ends.

Now we're back online, and he's acting like nothing happened. But despite the distance between us, and the way he clings to the safety of his online persona, we made a real connection that night. I don't plan to let him forget.



Hard Wired is the third book in the Cyberlove series by Megan Erickson and Santino Hassell.  All of the stories can be read as standalones, but I feel as if you would get more enjoyment out of them if you read them in order.  I really loved the other two books in this series, so I bought this one as soon as it was release.  Unfortunately, this one left me a little disappointed.  I still enjoyed it, but not as much as the others.

Jesse Garvy is a moderator of a Twitch stream alongside Cherry, who is supposed to meet him at FallenCon so they can sit in on a couple panels, and answer some questions.  While Jesse is wandering around the event he sees an artist that he can't keep his eyes off of named Ian.  Ian has a big secret; he's actually Cherry and has had a crush on Jesse for years.  Ian has a few different personalities/personas that help him deal with his anxiety.  Ian finally gets the chance he's been waiting for and hooks up with Jesse at the Con, but doesn't get the chance to tell him he is Cherry before their panel event.

I thought Ian was an extremely frustrating character.  His hot and cold behavior was understandable at times but it was just too much for me, and I hated that Jesse had to keep being the one to pursue him.  Ian was kind of a big jerk at times.  I actually really liked Jesse and thought he was sweet.  He was really understanding but also very firm on his beliefs when it came to Ian wanting to keep them a secret.  Ian really did come through for me in the end though.  I thought the ending was satisfying, with both of them compromising.

There were some great steamy scenes between the two of them.  These two sure know how to write some sizzling scenes.  This was also a really angsty one.

While this wasn't my favorite book in the series, I still can't wait for the next book in the series.  I love just about everything from Megan Erickson, and I definitely want to read more by Santino Hassell.

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Other books in the series:
Strong Signal

Fast Connection
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