Thursday, May 17, 2018

[3.5 stars] Melt for You (Slow Burn #2) by J.T. Geissinger

Melt for You. Well. It was special. lol

Early on? Well I was going honey if you need to go on a stabbing spree I will help you hide the bodies. I WILL HELP YOU HIDE THE BODIES! Because seriously everyone but the heroine and her deaf cat were just begging for it. Lordy!
The Gist: An obnoxious neighbor who likes to prance around half nekkid and blast foul rap music vs a buttoned up, suppressed book editor who just wants some peace and quiet. Oh yeah. The battle is on between this unlikely duo and...fireworks!
Okay, yes. These two. Cameron's...a handful. A sexy handful but oh my gosh boy take it down a notch! lol Famous rugby player, cocky as all hell, shirtless, cat and woman whisperer. lol Yes, Cam is quite the thing. But he also has an incredibly soft and tender side under all that arrogant swagger.

And Joellen, well, she's his opposite. Quiet, a little mousy, inexperienced. She's also 7 years older than him. She's sweet, oblivious, nursing a whole lot of insecurities.

As a pair. Oh my god. Yeah. They're fiery and sometimes ridiculous. But somehow they made me laugh instead of want to strangle them. I enjoyed watching him help her try to win a guy at work all the while getting closer to her. They were funny and cute and had some tender moments.

I did have a couple issues with editing. Thinking she could hop an international flight if she got there 15 minutes before it took off. Erm, good luck with that. Some real questionable turns of thought-- heroine was totally thinking her ovaries could supply a hotel buffet with eggs because the hero was so hot. Um Yall! lol

Overall, though, Melt for You was pretty entertaining. These two crazy kids won me over and had me laughing and doing that whole girly sigh thing. Now back to book one.

I have 2 quotes today. First. Yeah, these two had a little bite to their, erm, relationship early on. I enjoyed some of the zingers...
“It’s too bad you got stuck in puberty, McGregor— you might’ve been a productive member of society one day.”

“Oh, I’m plenty productive, lass.”

“Name one way you’re productive that doesn’t involve the amount of sperm you produce. I’ll wait.”

He dissolves into gales of laughter that seem to continue forever.
 And another.

“You’re right. It’s a bad idea. You’ll get all attached, and it’ll be funny between us. You’ll be heartsick. I’ll be uncomfortable. You don’t know this, but it’s not easy for me to break a lass’s heart. I can only stand so much beggin’—”

“Oh for fuck’s sake, McGregor!”He looks taken aback at hearing me curse.

“I’m just tryin’ to spare you a broken heart, lassie. I’m agreein’ with you, it’s a terrible idea.”

“I’m not going to fall in love with you, McGregor. Not from kissing you or from anything else.”

Unmoved by my outburst, he casually consumes more ice cream while looking at me from the corner of his eye.

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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