Welcome to the Weird, the Wild, & the Wicked for the Fall Into Romance Hop hosted by The Romance Reviews. As authors we spend a lot of time talking about our books (and if you're learning about me for the first time, all my books are in the right hand sidebar of my blog), but we're also readers. It's how most of us started writing in the first place.
One of my favorite authors out there is Karla Doyle. I first met her on Six Sentence Sunday and she would share snippets, six sentences at a time, of her stories. I was hooked immediately, and bought the book. Then she came out with her latest release Body of Work and her snippets pulled me in so fast, my wallet complained.
Here's the blurb:
Cassie has fantasized about the ginger-haired personal trainer for months. Brian is friendly, but never more—until he appears on her doorstep and shows her how much her flirting has affected him. The more she’s with him, the more Cassie wants the fairytale, not just hot sex with the six-two hunk. She can give Brian full access to her body, but after her ex’s reaction to her explicit photography business, sharing her secrets, and her heart, isn’t an option.
Brian knows better than to break the rules. Don’t date gym members. Keep his inner beast on a leash during sex. Cassie tested his resolve on number one her first day in the gym. Shattered the second rule when he touched her. The petite pixie shares his preferences in the bedroom. She makes him laugh and love—but past mistakes haunt him, emotionally and tangibly. Cassie’s worth the price he’ll pay for breaking the rules. Now he must convince her to give him her heart.
What I loved about this book was the reality Karla gave the characters. I could really see myself as Cassie and understand her fears. She wants to be seen as beautiful and to be appreciated for what she does, not just treated as a means to an end or another notch on a bedpost. And Brian has his own fears, with real world and long lasting repercussions from the past, that keep him under the thumb of the scumbag/sleezeballs we love to hate. Their journey in this story is both frustrating and heartwarming, and you cheer for them both the whole way through. Plus, these folks are hot and sexy when they get into bed (or on the table or up against the wall) together. ;)
Karla writes hot stories with witty and funny banter. I was sucked and laughed a good portion through the book, and I so wanted these folks to succeed together. I highly recommend it as a read and as Karla Doyle as an author. She's already on my auto-buy list. :D
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