Book Review is a romantic comedy. Sophie is enjoying her single life after a succession of failed relationships; she also enjoys reading romance and is a regular visitor to her local library. Inside the copy of her latest read is a scribbled handwritten love scene which is so badly written that Sophie adds her own re-write and ends up helping Jackson, who she discovers is the author, write his sizzling sex scenes.
With their only communication taking place via, phone, text or e-mail, the duo have yet to meet; they get on so well but are hesitant about taking their friendship further, and when they do agree to meet up, something always prevents it from happening.
I liked this quick easy read. I’m not usually a fan of the use of text and email as part of a storyline, but it worked well in this case. The will-they-won’t-they tug of war was amusing, but I was left disappointed by the ending.
If you enjoy the ups and downs of romance with a fun, steamy side, then you might enjoy this book.
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Dr. Sophie Grimaldi is successful and happy in her career, if not in love. She’s single and content to remain that way. Any romantic notions that men are decent and true love exists are indulged only with her book boyfriends.
Best-selling author Jax Rowland is writing the first book of his next spy thriller series and it’s not going well. He’s struggling to forge a deeper connection between his protagonist and not-another-Bond-girl. If he fails, he faces even more negative reviews from his disenchanted female readers.
When Sophie finds a sheet of Jax’s notes in a library book, she’s appalled by his attempt at a love scene and critiques it. She never imagines the author will read her review.
Embarrassed to view his work through a mystery critic’s eyes, Jax recognizes her talent and hires Sophie to edit the love scenes of his next novel. As they get to know each other through the work and discover all they share in common, a desire for more than a working relationship or friendship grows. But, after a series of missed connections and unexpected twists, it seems fate has other plans.
Will they continue to play it safe and single or will they risk another heartbreak for a chance at love?
Note: Book Review is a full-length standalone steamy, sweet romance with some adult language. The end of this book is not a cliffhanger but, if you prefer a tidy conclusion, this may not be the book for you. Reader discretion is advised.