Tuesday 29 December 2015

Love So Hot (The Lawson Brothers #1) by Marquita Valentine ~ #audio #review #romance

Love So Hot (The Lawson Brothers #1)


Bank Teller and all around good girl, Sydney McKnight, is tired of being the girl all the guys want to have as a friend. Who better to help unleash her inner vixen than her best friend and secret crush, Brody Lawson? Only, Sydney has no idea how to ask him, without their friendship going up in flames, until that is, the town of Jessamine's annual Firemen's Auction gives her the perfect excuse to set her plan into motion.

Fire Captain Brody Lawson has been in love with his best friend, Sydney, for years, but he would never risk their friendship by confessing his feelings to her. So, when Sydney beats out the competition to buy his time at the annual Firemen's Auction, Brody can hardly believe his luck until she asks him to teach her how to seduce a fellow fireman.

Now, it’s up to Brody to show Sydney how perfect she already is and convince her that the only man for her is him, because if Sydney is going to seduce any man, it’s going to be him. And once he has her in his bed, he’s not letting her go.

Source: Audible Copy for Honest Review Courtesy of Author and Wordsmith Publicity
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Part 1 in a new series

My Love So Hot Review . . .

This was cute but roll your eye predictable.   Sydney McKnight is the girl everyone loves to be friends with but no one wants to date.  Brody Lawson is her best friend but also her crush.  Lo and behold Brody also has a crush on her but doesn't want to lose their friendship so he dates someone else.  What????

Even though Brody doesn't want to ruin their friendship he also doesn't want Sydney to date anyone else, so he basically causes all the eligible bachelors to not want to date her with one excuse after another.   Now both wanting each other but not having enough balls to go after what they want, Brody's girlfriend Cherry intervenes so these two can have their HEA.  

With the help of Cherry, Sydney makes a move by bidding on Brody at a local bachelor charity auction.  Thinking this will help but it only blows up in their faces because both of these two clueless characters don't want to take a risk nor communicate to each other. 

Now Brody thinks she wants someone else so then instead of telling Brody she likes him, she asks him to help her seduce someone else.  What???? Now with this they can give into their attractions to one another but how long can that last before the truth comes out? 

This is one of those books that you have to be in the mood to read or listen to.  Because sometimes the story lines where they keep missing each other due to not communicating can come across sweet but other times it gets annoying.  For me I was in between these two.  Overall it was cute but the assumptions and not communicating is never my favorite angst between couples.

Did I like this book?  It was cute but this may be one of those cases that the written book would have been better than the audio version, as the narrator just didn't do it for me.  She just couldn't pull off all the voices and nuances that I was left wanting more in between my eye rolls.   This is one of those stories that's written well but its to schmaltzy cute and way too predictable that it leaves you wanting more.  However, if you are looking for total fluff and not wanting deep then this was super cute and quick. 

2.5 to 3 Cute but predictable Thumbs up! 

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