Rating: 4.5 Stars
Told in the first person.
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A wallflower gets seduction tips from a playboy athlete—until love changes the rules.
Socially awkward Joellen Bixby has a date every Saturday—with her cat, a pint of ice cream, and fantasies of the way-too-handsome Michael Maddox. She’d give anything to win over the unattainable CEO of her firm, but how can she when she blends in so well with her cubicle? The answer may be closer than she thinks.
Cameron McGregor is a cocky, tattooed Scottish rugby captain who just moved in next door. He’s not Jo’s type—at all—but the notorious playboy is offering to teach the wallflower everything he knows about inspiring desire. Though a lot of women have rumpled Cam’s kilt, Jo is special. Far from the ugly duckling she thinks she is, in Cam’s eyes she’s sharp, funny, and effortlessly sexy. Now, thanks to him, Jo is blooming with confidence and has the man of her dreams within reach.
Unfortunately for Cam, he’s just helped to push the woman of his dreams into the arms of another man—and now he’s in the fight of his life to keep this beauty from getting away.
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Joellen Bixby is a woman who seems uncomfortable in social situations. Cameron McGregor is a man who knows what he’s got and not afraid to use it. Are these two going to end up as friends? Will Joellen ever come out of her shell? What’s really going on with Cameron?
Be prepared to laugh, a lot, at some really bad jokes. My dad wouldn’t have read the book but I know he would have loved the jokes. Even Cameron will get you to laugh. Besides the jokes there’s plenty of tension, couldn’t find the right word but maybe after you read their story you will figure out the word I was searching for, between Joellen and Cameron. It’s a book that once you pick it you will find it almost impossible to put down.
I know this was Joellen’s story since it was told from her point of view but there were times where I would have loved to know what Cameron was thinking. You’ll have no trouble knowing what he’s doing – Joellen is very good in letting us know. It’s also smart not having Cameron’s point of view because it leaves you turning the page to see if there are any type of hint. This seemed more like a story about a woman with low self-esteem finally having the light bulb go on and show her that she can’t let her family define her. Cameron is the perfect character for that. He’s also good in showing her that she may say she wants one thing but really doesn’t know that she actually wants something else. At times it may feel like the author is leaving us hanging – have you trying to figure out where she’s taking both us and her characters. But the ending will more than make up for that.
About J.T. Geissinger:
She is the recipient of the Prism Award for Best First Book, the Golden Quill Award for Best Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, and is a two-time finalist for the RITA® Award from the Romance Writers of America®. Her work has also finaled in the Booksellers’ Best, National Readers’ Choice, and Daphne du Maurier Awards.
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