Disclaimer: I recevied an ebook copy of this novel from the author in exchange for an honest review
Edition: ebook, 110 pages, published April 14th 2015 by Kensington
Synopsis: WORK OUT
No sex for almost a year could kill a guy, but when you’re the boxer known as the Juggernaut, it’s the price you pay for turning pro. Tommy’s fully dedicated to his craft, until he meets the incredibly gorgeous Dr. Siena Carr. Now he’s looking forward to taking on this prim and proper lady in a wet and wild work-out…
Siena has seen many patients come through the ER, but none as sexy as Tommy Raines. With a nasty cut over his eye, she knows he needs stiches, but after he takes off his shirt, she needs some air. With rock-hard abs and taut biceps, it’s clear this man takes care of his body. And all Siena can think about is letting him take care of hers…
I wasn’t sure whether I was going to like this book, as I prefer contemporary to full on romance. But it really suprised me, and I found myself liking it a lot!
The plot…is pretty unpredictable, which I liked. Even though the love between Tommy and Siena is quite instant, I could never tell where their relationship was going. It really made me want to read on and find out what was going to happen!
The characters…I wouldn’t say I loved Siena or Tommy too much, but I didn’t hate them either. There were parts of them which annoyed me (Siena’s snobiness and Tommy’s arrogance), but the reader also sees the soft parts of both of them, which is nice.
The writing…ah, I loved Vina’s writing! As I mentioned before, I found the book very intruiging and all of this is really helped by the great writing. I felt enveloped in the book and charatcers.
Something I liked…I liked the fact that Siena and Tommy’s relationship wasn’t completely about sex. They did have attraction between them, and the fact that they both had to learn how to comprimise with each other touched my heart – their love for each other is obviously deeper than just physical.
Something I disliked…although the book isn’t utterly full of sex, there is quite a lot. Personally, I prefer books that only have a little after a lot of building up between the charatcers (such as in Eleanor & Park and Isla and the Happily Ever After). I do like a good, soppy romance with a big connection between the characters, so I have to admit the sex did annoy me after a little while.
My thoughts…if you’re comfortable with a lot of romance and a fair amount of sex, I would recommend this in a heartbeat. I did really enjoy this book and I liked the underlying, soft, gentle romantic side of both charaters. I also adored the ending!
My rating is…
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3.5 out of 5 moons
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