Chad Lake only showed up at his sister's party for the free food, but when he spots an uptight nerd at the edge of the crowd, he can't resist trying to ruffle the guy's perfect bow tie and impeccable hair. The hottie's ready for him, though, and in the end, it's Chad who's left wide-eyed, his ears still ringing with the filthy things Bow Tie whispered in his ear. No one gets the upper hand on Chad. Ever.
Owen Hawkins has heard all about the cocky Adonis from Chad's sister—the same sister who holds Owen's career advancement in her hands. He has every intention of steering clear of the other man…until Chad's sexy taunts push him too far. There's something intriguing about Chad, and even though Owen knows that getting tangled up with the infuriating man is trouble, he can't seem to stay away…
My first Megan Erickson book, and I'm a VERY happy camper! Hot sex, opposites attract, and nerds... yup, sign me up!
First of all, I'm so impressed with how much the author accomplished in a novella-sized book. I felt real emotion for these two guys, and I had a really hard time putting this book down all day.
(Sexy coffee date over here!)
I liked the opposites attract theme, and I loved how these guys started off with lots of angry, rough "I hate you but I want you" sex. It was SCORCHING hot to read about, and I was totally red-faced reading this baby in public.
I loved that Owen, the bow-tied, somewhat uptight nerd, was a toppy mofo in the bedroom (or in a closet, or in the woods...). He turned into this aggressive beast, and I adored him for it! I also really liked that it wasn't just his brain that was enormous (wink, wink, nudge, nudge). I think it was also pretty great how he started off a little insecure and on-guard, and then we got to see his walls break down over time.
Chad was a good character too, but I thought he had a lot more growing to do. It was hard to get a read on him sometimes- cocky motorcycle man, or lost boy??- but I grew to like him over the course of the book. I really liked it when he followed his instincts and let Owen in (and not just in a sexy-time way!)
I usually am bothered by a lot of intrusion from side characters, but I didn't mind Austin and Marley (Chad's sister). I thought their influence advanced the plot well and it actually made me want to go back and read their story (Changing His Game).
Overall, I was really pleasantly surprised by this one. Super hot, light-ish, and fun, I don't think you can go wrong with this one.
*Copy provided in exchange for an honest review*
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