Expected Publishing Date: October 15, 2012
Publisher: Carina Press
Synopsis: He’s everything I’ve never wanted — too young, too weird, too wild.
I wasn’t impressed that I had to get my weekly massage from a guy with a toe ring. But when I discovered David Cooke’s skills as a masseur were literally orgasmic, I couldn’t stop thinking about him and his amazing hands, day and night. Especially at night.
He’s full of surprises. And despite my bad behavior, David’s just as eager to explore this chemistry between us. Turns out, there’s a lot more to him than hemp pants and tattoos. If he’s so wrong for me, why does being with him feel so right?
My Reading Progress:
|100.0%||“Review to come. Sorting out my thoughts about Seth.”|
|76.0%||“And here’s Quinn again. Get a clue already!”|
|49.0%||“So far, so good. My urge to smack Seth has receded.”|
Rating: 3 stars
Review: Seth, Seth, Seth. Herein lies ONE of my problems and thus explains my deduction in stars. I was really considering a 2.5 stars, but the Epilogue was unexpected and very much appreciated. So 3 stars it is.
I really liked the concept behind this book. Two very different men fall for each other, their chemistry is off the charts hot and each has an event that has impacted their lives. However, what this story lacked was the emotional connection between the main characters. That to me is a very essential element in the story.
Seth came across as an arrogant, self serving, opinionated man. He has custody of his niece after his sister’s death and has been dealing with his feelings about this and the loss of his relationship with his lover Quinn. I understood were he was coming from and even felt for him and his struggles, but I just could not get over his assumptions about David. I think that is why it was so hard for me to really connect with him. David was sweet, funny and adorable. I truly liked him. However, I felt there was so much more to him than what was written on the page. I would have loved to know more about the main characters, since they were so different. It really would have helped in making this union a more believable one.
The story lacked a lot of dialog, which is one of my favorite elements. It consisted mostly of Seth’s thoughts and opinions, which really some of them I could have done without. There were some show of emotions from Seth and David and that at least gave me a glimpse into their personality and vulnerability and helped me connect a bit more with them. Molly, Seth’s niece, was a great addition, as well as her friend Katie. I would have enjoyed reading more about these characters and how they interacted as a family after Seth and David got together.
Overall, the book was good. I liked the concept and enjoyed the chemistry between the characters and the interaction between them. What really saved it from an ‘OK’ book for me was the scene at the start, their first (or second, depending how you look at it) encounter and the Epilogue. I loved those!
I am happy to say that I’m looking forward to reading more books from this series and any other books from L.B. Gregg.
I would like to thank NetGalley and for the opportunity of reading and reviewing this title in exchange for my honest review.