(July) I really enjoyed this light-hearted,cute, fun book. Sydney is a successful business woman who feels her biological clock ticking. After finding...more(July) I really enjoyed this light-hearted,cute, fun book. Sydney is a successful business woman who feels her biological clock ticking. After finding out her fiance is cheating on her, she, in a very no-nonsense manner, comes up with a 34 point list to help her find Mr. Right. FBI agent Vaughn is a lady's man, no interest in commitment or settling down. After hitting on her and being shot down, he is shocked to discover she is the sister of his brother's fiance. While the two don't like each other at first (JJ is great at writing enemies-to-lovers!), they can't help but give into the sparks that fly between them. As Sydney tries to find Mr. Right and the two of them hope to keep their just-for-now fling a secret, there are plenty of steamy hook ups (hard to believe JJ's first couple of books were sex-free!)and several sightings of former JJ H/hs. There is also a good dose of humor which kept a smile on my face as I was reading. Not sure who gets to star in the next book, but whoever it is, I'll be in line to read it! (less)
(Jul) This was just very sweet. Sam and Luke have been neighbors and close friends for years. 35 year old Luke is just now coming out of the closet to...more(Jul) This was just very sweet. Sam and Luke have been neighbors and close friends for years. 35 year old Luke is just now coming out of the closet to his family, but has never been able to tell Sam a) that he's gay and b) that he's in love with him. Sam is freaking out because he's about to turn 30 and feels like he's done nothing with his life since his son was born on his 15th bday. Said son Jeremy just wants to fool around with Suzy, but due to his parents' vigilance, he's barely given any time to be alone, and certainly not with a girl (they don't want to see history repeat itself). So Jeremy decides to pretend he's gay so his parents (especially Mom) will back off and not be worried he was going to knock up some girl.
It's fun to watch Sam bumble around, trying to figure out what to do with his life. It never seems to occur to him how important Luke is to him, until he decides to ask Luke to help him with his before-30-bucket-list, which includes sexual experimentation. Luke, trying to keep his lust and love undercover, is both pleased and pained to help Sam experiment, although he does not want to be an experiment, he wants to be forever.
GFY books make me happy, and this one was just cute, not angsty, and made me smile. (less)
(Jul) This was a short story about lovers who were part of a triad, until one of their members died. For reasons not really delved into, the two remai...more(Jul) This was a short story about lovers who were part of a triad, until one of their members died. For reasons not really delved into, the two remaining men then parted (did they see each other at the funeral?!) and 10 years later one reaches out to the other. There is strain between them, a lot left unsaid, but they somehow manage to find their way into bed and back to one another in a scant few pages. Ok, but would have made a much better story with more details filled in. (less)
(Jul) 2.5* The good about this book - it's a complete stand alone. As the author herself says, there will be no sequels or spin offs, no revisiting th...more(Jul) 2.5* The good about this book - it's a complete stand alone. As the author herself says, there will be no sequels or spin offs, no revisiting these characters, etc. This book was ok. Erin is about to start law school and due to a mix up with the apartment she rented, she ends up sharing her apartment with up-and-coming rock star Lochlan. She tries to fight the feelings she has for him, but he works at making her like him and soon things turn physical. Lochlan is kind of a mess. As with many young heros (he's 25) in today's contemporary romances, he's very open with his feelings but kind of a mess and more than a tad violent. Erin is portrayed as a bit neurotic, but I get her and mostly agree with her stance on things. Sorry, if my boyfriend was out on the road and kissing someone else, or being flirty, or whatever - yeah, I'd not want to stick around for that either. Her brother and some of the guys in the band try to make her feel like she's not giving her all - but she shouldn't have to. Not everyone is cut out to be the girlfriend of a traveling rock star. Cut your losses and move on. Besides, giving up on law school? Seems like she's the one who was expected to make all the changes and sacrifices (and also be his binky - when he freaks out and starts trashing stuff, it is required of Erin to go and sooth him before he loses his mind - really?). She'll never truly trust him or feel like an equal. (less)