#BlogTour | #Review: HOOKED ON LOVE by Jennie Marts + #Excerpt #Giveaway
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The distraction of her gorgeous legs almost did him in. Literally.Sullivan Reed hit the brakes just in time to avoid a collision in front of the general store.The curvy blonde in the red jacket didn’t even notice, her focus intent, trying to wrench her purse from the passenger seat of her car—a little foreign number with rental tags.She was wearing some kind of short pants, not quite shorts but not really a skirt. Must be the new fashion—not that he paid attention to fashion. According to his ex, he never noticed anything.But he noticed this woman—noticed her long legs, her too-high heels, and what the hell was up with that purse? It was practically the size of Wyoming. What could she possibly be carrying in there? He could pack for a three day trip in a grocery sack.Not that he cared. He didn’t have time to be thinking about how high her heels were or the enormity of her handbag when he had other things to worry about. Bigger fish to fry. So to speak.He needed to get in, grab his supplies, and get back to the shop. He’d stayed up late last night tying some new flies and wanted to get the new stock put up this afternoon so he could be out on the creek by dusk.Early summer in the Colorado mountains was like paradise to a fly-fisherman. Plus he needed the time spent fishing tonight to mentally prepare himself for the visitor who was supposed to arrive tomorrow.Besides, with that long blond hair and tall curvy figure, the woman in the red jacket was totally out of his league.Not that he had a league, or even wanted to be in a league. He wasn’t even particularly interested in the game right now. He just wanted to be left alone.Present company excluded. He reached across the seat and patted the neck of his golden retriever, Sadie.Sadie was the only female in his life now, the only female he trusted, and that was fine with him. She hadn’t left him, didn’t yell at him to make more money, never nagged him to pick up his wet towels off the bathroom floor, and she hardly ever snored. All attributes that he valued.The dog whined, sitting upright in the seat of his old truck, her gaze intent on the blond woman.She stood on the sidewalk, oblivious to him and the fact he’d almost run her down, her large round sunglasses perched low on her nose as she looked over them to read the parking meter.Sully watched her dig into her cavernous bag for change. He was no lip reader, but he was fairly certain she dropped a pretty clear F-bomb before pulling her hands out and throwing them up in disgust, apparently giving up on the effort.He stepped out of his truck, his gaze captivated by the way her hips swayed and the swish of the breezy fabric of her shorts against her legs as she hurried into Miller’s Mercantile. He slammed the door and stepped up to the curb, stuffing his hands in the pockets of his shorts and jingling his loose change.After dropping a quarter into his own meter, he paused in front of hers.It would serve her right to get a ticket. “Just because this town is small doesn’t mean you can just ignore the law,” he grumbled, half to himself, half to the dog who watched him intently, and then he dropped a quarter into her meter.Pausing, he thought about the size of her purse—she was probably pretty high maintenance and would be in there for a while.He dropped in a second quarter.
** I RECEIVED AN ARC IN EXCHANGE OF AN HONEST REVIEW **
It is #ReviewTime!
Okay, so Jennie Marts presents us her new book HOOKED ON LOVE which is the second book in the Cotton Creek series, and both are standalones. This is the second book I have read by her, and like the first one, I liked it a lot.
This time we have Avery and Sullivan's story. She is a journalist on a mission. Write the best article in order to get the-job-most-similar-to-her-dream-job. And she is determined to do whatever she has in her power to do it, even if it means go to somewhere in the mountains where her phone barely works. He is... everything she needs. Okay, he is a shy and sexy boy who likes a simple life. And he loves his work an spending time with his dog. The simpler the better. Until it is not. When they meet they realize there is something deeper in there, sadly, she just has one week to learn from him and return to her life. They surely have the sparks at first sight. And when the opportunity presents itself... they just need to go with the flow. Sully knows he wants to see where it goes, but his trust in women is not his strong suit.
I enjoyed their story, how they both (specially Sully) had to face their fears. I think this book was so amazing because we are not so used to men having Sully's personality. And I loved it. He was incredible himself. Our heroine was fantastic too, but for me it was all about Sully. I enjoyed and liked their relationship but sometimes she was not my favorite in their story -nothing bad, just that my attention was somewhere else.
Anyways, a fantastic book with moments you would enjoy if you give it a chance. I am sure Sully would get to be a character you would like/love. Highly recommended to contemporary romance readers. A lovely, sexy, hilarious book!!
Book: +4.5 hooked stars
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