Published by Harlequin Source: Netgalley
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Humorous, Romance
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After a nasty breakup, Tally Gladstone has no interest in anything serious. But she's dipped her wary toe back into dating with a few blind dates—all bad…or worse. The only good thing to come out of it is a sizable following on social media. Her latest date is doomed from the get-go—he isn't even straight. But at least he knows someone who meets her every very exacting wish
American-in-London Brent O'Neill is everything she wants—on paper. He's hot, sexy and emotionally off-limits. Tally can play all she likes without getting burned. He's so good in bed he's addictive. But her millions of social media followers want disaster, not boring-ever-after. They might get their way yet—how is she going to walk away before her heart is in tatters?
I was actually surprised at how much I seriously enjoyed this book, sometimes when I social networking is used in books I feel like its more of a gimmick then an actual plot device, but in this book it not only worked but the whole twitter persona made me laugh and really enjoy parts of the book. As always with these Cosmo reads, this is a short novella, so if you are looking for a shorter romance this might be your book.
So Tally is being set up on a blind dates, she even has a twitter feed for it, that apparently is both hilarious as well as has a lot of followers. Only the blind date she’s on in the beginning of the book is with a gay guy. I love how awesome the guy is though, he’s funny and charming, and totally willing to help Tally turn what could have been a seriously awkward situation into something she actually enjoys. He asks her what she likes/wants in a man, thinks of the perfect guy, and then arranges for the two of them to meet.
When Tally and Brent it’s like fireworks start shooting, the chemistry between them is really awesome, and the date portion of the night doesn’t take very long, they can’t wait to get their hands on each other. Only when the morning comes and Brent is leaving, he finds a business card on the floor and thinks Tally is a prostitute, he’s so pissed at his friend, but leaves some cash and a note and high tails it out of there. Hilarity ensues.
I loved the tale of the two of them getting their miscommunication worked out. I thought their chemistry was so great to read, and the whole thing is pretty well written in my opinion. I haven’t read Heidi Rice before, but I am definitely going to be on the lookout for more of her books in the future. If you want a hot and steamy romance that also makes you laugh, check out this novella.