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Eye Candy

(Real Love #1)

3.63  ·  Rating details ·  1,638 ratings  ·  418 reviews
Jacqueline: As an adult woman--and the vice president of a marketing firm--I shouldn't be waiting by my office window to ogle the mystery man who jogs by every morning at 11:45. Sure, he's a gorgeous, perfect specimen of the human race, but I can't bring myself to hit on a total stranger. However, my best friend-slash-colleague Vince Carson thinks I should do more than tal ...more
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Published July 25th 2017 by Loveswept
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Carol [Goodreads Addict]
Jun 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Real Love series by Jessica Lemmon

Eye Candy is book one in the brand new series, Real Love, by Jessica Lemmon. This is a friends to lovers story, a story of two people that have been badly hurt in their previous relationships who came together as friends to support one another. But what happens when those friendly feelings start to change? When you realize that your best friend is the one you are supposed to be with? Do you risk your friendship and go for it? Or do you stay friends, ignoring your feelings, and possibly missing o
.Under the pages
Jul 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-stars, review
Review available at: Under the Pages

Apr 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-books
➳A love story that is filled with second chances, doubts, and going from a friends to lovers relationship that will swoon you away through every word that Jessica has brought to the reader…

➳Friends that have known each other and made each other comfortable in the most comforts of ways, decide to move on from their friend zone to an intimate zone. As the vice presidents from the same company, Jacqueline and Vince has been friends through the thick and thin. Both are attractive parties that un
May 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Eye Candy is a fantastically written friends-to-lovers romance that will have you smiling the entire time you're reading. Jackie and Vince are co-workers that became close when he divorced and Jackie, already a divorcee, helped him get through it. But now Vince is stuck firmly in the friends-zone and he wants out something fierce. He comes up with a plan to get Jackie back in the dating field and then swoop in to save her from the horrible dates he thinks she'll g
May 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Jessica Lemmon Fans, Romance
4 Moving On to Real Love Stars
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Finding Trust is Hard. Holding on to it, knowing it is there and you will always be safe in giving it... is even harder....And if you have been betrayed, your trust with another broken...then Serious Damage is done. It can take any number of ways to work through it... and it ain't easy.

This is where both Jacqueline and Vince are in there lives. They both have come through losing trust with their past spouses... Jackie's cheated on her... and Vi
Jul 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Sweet, sexy, and fun!

This is a charming friends-to-more rom-com about moving on, learning to trust, taking some risks and remembering that games can often backfire and honesty is always the best policy.

The writing is humorous and light. The characters, including the supporting characters, are winsome, cautious, endearing, and real. And the plot is a romantic tale filled with heartache, friendship, introspection, exquisite chemistry, steamy tension, witty banter, and true love.

This is the first n
Beatrice Masaluñga
Jun 11, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, adult
Thank you Loveswept for providing an ARC in exchange for an honest review

Eye Candy is an enjoyable friends-to-lovers romance but the miscommunication between the lead protagonists was a let down. I wish Vince Carson could have been more honest to Jacqueline Butler about his feelings instead of sending her mixed signals and encouraging her to date the Jogger she ogles. I like Jacqueline except for one part she tries to make Vince jealous. It's quite immature. I understand the issues they have sin
Every once in a while, you run across one of those feel good stories with true friends falling in love. Eye Candy is the perfect example of best friends falling in love. Don't get me wrong, it isn't all roses and daisies and Lemmon added a couple of thorns in the way, but in the end Eye Candy was that HEA I crave.

Full review to come.

I received this ARC copy of Eye Candy from Random House Publishing Group - Loveswept. This is my honest and voluntary review. This book is set for publication July 2
Jessica Lemmon
Feb 17, 2017 marked it as my-books  ·  (Review from the author)
Dear Reader,

Once upon a time . . . or, well, in June of 2016 . . . my husband and I were on a Tennessee vacation with a group of close friends. We’d just bellied up to the bar and ordered drinks when a man jogged by the huge glass windows. My husband pointed him out, watching me as I watched the runner—in his gorgeous, splendid, shirtless glory—dash by outside and disappear out of sight. My beloved wore a smirk when my eyes came back to his. Then he said, “You’re welcome,” because he knew he’d g
~Mindy Lynn~
A sweet friends to lovers story.

Jackie and Vince are co-VPs for the company they work for. They are also the best of friends. They found common ground from being divorced and have since grown extremely close. The problem is that recently Vince has noticed he's starting to have more sexual feelings for his BFF then one should. But Jackie is more focused on the shirtless hunk that jogs by her office everyday. Vince is convinced the man is a douche and comes up with a plan to get Jackie dating so h
If you’re looking for light, fun, sweet and sexy, Eye Candy is a great pick for your summer reading.

Admiring beauty is part of human nature, right? Or at least that’s how Jacqueline Butler is justifying her mid-morning ogling of the dazzling man who jogs by her office every day at precisely 11:45am. And that’s all she intended to do until her best friend and coworker pushed her to ask the unidentified man to go out with her. The problem is that she hasn’t dated since her divorce and she’s ou
Apr 15, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was fun, but also SUPER frustrating.

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Chris  C - A Midlife Wife
I love a hot steamy romance and this one has all of the earmarks of a yummy read. Thankfully, I was not wrong!

Vince is a sweetheart who's good friend happens to be a girl. A girl he wants! But said girl happens to have the hot's for another. Stepping up to coach her sounds like a great idea.... until it's not.

With plenty of action, some back and forth antics, steamy scenes, and a delicious hunk of a man, Eye Candy is a fun read that is right up any chick lit lover's alley.

This is the first boo
Leticia (jerseygirl)
"‘Once upon a time’ always starts with bumbling, if you think about it.”
“That’s what makes the ‘happily ever after’ so worth it.”

I thinking reading a book by one of your favorite authors is one of the best things EVER to finish a really bad week. It just makes you feel good inside. Jessica Lemmon is indeed one of my favorite authors, and this book is probably going down as one of my favorites written by her.
Fans of friends to lovers? This is for you. You're very welcome.

"Our fingers weave togeth
Optimist ♰King's Wench♰
This book sounded SO CUTE when I read the blurb. Who doesn’t like a lil workplace swirl story? Unfortunately, I think it peaked in the blurb. It turned out to be largely frustrating.

Jackie Butler has a crush on the Golden God who runs by her office everyday at the same time, but she just wants to look. You see, she’s given up on men and love since her ex-husband cheated on her but her friends keep pushing her to ask him out and she caves.

Vince Carson is Jackie’s best guy friend and they share th
Jun 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Eye Candy
Real Love #1
Jessica Lemmon

Such a cute romance between Jackie and Vince. A friends turned lovers story. I really enjoyed this one. Can't wait to read Book 2 Arm Candy. I'm hoping this one Davis will find love. I would recommend this one to my romance book friends.

Thanks NetGalley and Loveswept for the arc in exchange for my honest review.
Sep 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3,5 stars
Jackie and Vince are best friends and coworkers, who have both gone through a divorce. Vince secretly likes Jackie and when he suggests that he can help her getting back into dating, he hopes to make her see him in a different light. Vince decides to help Jackie to get the mystery man she ogles from the window. Will Vince achieve her goal and get Jackie to see her more as a friend or push her into another man's arms?

It was my first book by the author and the first book in the series. I
Vince Carson tries to convince his best mate and colleague Jackie to go after some anonymous hot runner with the intention of swooping in when it falls apart. But the best laid plans go awry as always and somehow, Vince and Jackie find themselves in a position where their professional and personal boundaries start blurring.


What a tangled mess this is. ‘Eye Candy’ is rom-com in full-steam, as adults (vice-presidents of a marketing company no less) plot, manipulate and go the excruciat
Simply Love Book Reviews
Aug 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing

Jessica Lemmon wrote a true romantic comedy with Eye Candy. Sweet and Sexy, fun and witty. A true Summer Read … grab it, go sit by the pool and prepare to be amused.

The banter between Jacqueline and Vince just sets this book apart from other romance novels. It was hysterical watching Vince convince Jacqueline to go after J.T. and get back on the dating band wagon. It was excruciating watching Vince drown his sorrows. But, once bitten, twice shy Jacqueline finally takes Vince’s advice and ends u
Sheryl C. Nash
*ARC courtesy of Netgalley and Random House Publishing*
Mindy Lou's Book Review
Vince and Jackie are both divorced and helped each other through it. By the time Vince realizes he's over his ex-wife and is falling for Jackie, she decides she's done dating. Vince realizes he needs to push her back out into the dating scene before he can pursue her himself.

This story was cute, but also a bit frustrating. Both have been badly burned by their exes and it hampered both of them in moving forward. Instead of taking a direct approach, Vince felt the need to push Jackie towards some


For the first time in my Jessica Lemmon reading history, I didn't give one of her books 5-Stars. Dude. I'm as shocked as you are. I know that it's really not that big of a deal, I gave this one 4-Stars. That's close to the same, right? It is but at the same time, it's no where near the same.

I don't think that there was any ONE thing that made me shake my head and say nope to a five star rating. The concept of the book was interesting ... you have these two friends ... Jackie has hard-core frien
Sissy's Romance Book Review
'EYE CANDY' by Jessica Lemmon is the First book in the New Series "Real Love". This is the story of Jacqueline 'Jackie 'Butler and Vince Carson.
This was a cute, sometimes funny friends to lovers romance. Jackie was a divorcee who was helping her friend and coworker Vince help get over his divorce. But Vince would like to take their friendship to the next level with Jackie. Vince knows Jackie has been eyeing a runner that comes by and thinks to have her get back into the dating field maybe with

3 “Friends & Miscommunication” Stars

ARC via NetGalley.

Thank you, Loveswept!

Last year, I was introduced to Jessica Lemmon's writing and I truly enjoyed her Billionaire Bad Boy series. Unfortunately, the first title in her new series didn't have the same appeal.

Eye Candy caught my eye--cheesy, I know--because of the best friend to lover's trope, and while there were good moments between Jackie and Vince, the divorced best friends and cowokers who discover they want a romantic relationship, there
Jul 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars - 3 Flames

You know the story that, when you start out, think you know the direction it's going, but couldn't be more wrong? Yep, that's this book. Not in a bad way, just surprising.

Jackie's addicted. To what? To the guy who runs by her office window every morning. Oh, he also lives in her complex. After her co workers convince her, she finally gets the courage to ask him out. Problem? Turns out he's not really the one she wants.

Vince works with Jackie. Ok, they're a little more than c
Oct 25, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars

The last bit of drama annoyed me. The book could have down without it but I know it's the structure of a romance novel that needs these ups and downs. However, I felt like I wasn't reading the same book with the same male character. He was kind of an ass for not understanding why she would assume the worst because of her past and instead of having a simple conversation, the drama took as many pages as possible to make the book longer.

This was my only complaint about this book. Other th
Mar 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, netgalley, series
4 stars!

ARC kindly provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

The moment Eye Candy landed on my kindle!


I'm a huge fan of author Jessica Lemmon. Billionaire Bad Boys series was great that I couldn't forget the stories especially that of Eli Crane.

When I saw on Twitter that Ms. Jessica was coming with a new series and that it was inspired by her husband, I wanted badly to read it and see the Lemmony couple in action.

Eye Candy is a friends to lovers story, and though some could see
Nadine Bookaholic
I have enjoyed many of Jessica Lemmon's books but I have to say that this one is one of my favorite. This story had me laughing one minute and wiping my tears away the next, it got under my skin and stayed there, it was a great friends-to-lovers story and a wonderful start to the Real Love series.

You can see my full review along with an excerpt and giveaway here: https://nadineisobsessedwithbooks.blo...
Aug 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
EYE CANDY is about best friends and coworkers, Vince and Jackie, crossing the line and becoming lovers. This first book in Jessica Lemmon's new series, Real Love, takes us through the highs and lows of falling in love. Again. Because both Vince Carsen and Jackie Butler have been married before and have issues from it. Residual pain, insecurities, and trust issues. Add to it the fear of losing a good friend and of having to deal with the awkwardness in the office if it doesn't work out.

Vince has
Valerity (Val)
Jul 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A rom-com type of book, my first by this author. It was a great change of pace from the usual true crime and biographies I usually read. A funny romance with some adult language, I enjoyed this thoroughly. Great momentum and sexy tension. Loved the characters and their sassy comeback retorts, very cute. Plenty of playful moments and mess ups trying to win each other along the way. A lovable read that makes me wish to see more by this writer. My thanks to Goodreads and Random House Publishing Gro ...more
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A former job-hopper, Jessica Lemmon resides in Ohio with her husband and rescue dog. She holds a degree in graphic design currently gathering dust in an impressive frame. When she’s not writing super-sexy heroes, she can be found cooking, drawing, drinking coffee (okay, wine), or eating potato chips. She firmly believes God gifts us with talents for a purpose, and with His help, you can create a l ...more

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