Melt for You
A wallflower gets seduction tips from a playboy athlete—until love changes the rules.
Socially awkward Joellen Bixby has a date every Saturday—with her cat, a pint of ice cream, and fantasies of the way-too-handsome Michael Maddox. She’d give anything to win over the unattainable CEO of her firm, but how can she when she blends in so well with her cubicle? The answer ma...more
JTG has excelled herself! I loved the evolution of Cam's and Joellen's relationship; from enemies to friends to lovers. Not only is this story extremely funny, it is also quite emotional....more
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This book was awesome. I really enjoyed it. I laughed a lot through this one, I swooned, man did I swoon for Cameron McGregor.
JoEllen has been secretly crushing on her married boss CEO for the last 10 years, yes you read this right. She’s 36, single, her best friend is her cat, she talks to her elderly neighbors friends, this poor girl has no life. Until her neighbors cousin (who swapped flats for a month over the holidays) comes over from Scotland to get away from his troubles. ...more
My sexual dry spell has been going on so long it’s less of a drought and more of a biblical pestilence.
Our frumpy heroine Joellen has been in love with her unattainable boss for the better part of 10 years. Good news is that he's getting a divorce which technically makes him available. However what chance does a dishevelled women wearing clothing covered in cat hair and no self esteem have? Surprisingly a good one.
With a new tenant across the hall, as first encounter ...more
Usually, Ms Geissinger's books are a hit for me and I really wanted to love this book, too but it really got on my nerves on many levels.
It is too hard to rate this book because it had its fun & sweet moments but the frustrating ones outweighed the good ones as far as I was concerned.
Characters: Joellen, Cam & Michael
(Kind of a love triangle - a silly one, thoug ...more
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Melt for You is a sweet and funny slow-burn romance between a wallflower ready to bloom and the infuriatingly charming Scotsman next door.
After ten years of pining for her boss, thirty-six-year-old copyeditor Joellen Bixby might finally have her chance at winning his heart. She's going to need all the help she can get to lose weight and become an expert seducer by the time the office Christmas party comes, and who better to teach her the art of fitness and se ...more
J.T. Geissinger, where have you been all my life?! I now need to go find everything this author has ever written and binge read it. This book is a beautiful slow burn gem! I loved how the author took a tired cliche and not only gave it a breath of fresh air but made me feel like I never encountered the trope before. She did the same with the first book of this series which I also loved. It comes pretty close to getting the slow burn crown from The Wall of Winnipeg And Me.
I wasn't plann ...more
Melt For You is book 2 in the Slow Burn series by J. T. Geissinger, and I should warn you, it put me through the ringer. I went through every emotion, from laughing at the sexy fun banter between the Joellen and Cameron, to wanting to punch something. By the epilogue, I was crying happy tears.
Joellen Bixby has been in love with her boss, Michael, for 10 years, and it looks like things are looking up. He tells Joellen he is getting a divorce and starts show ...more
I still really enjoyed listening to Melt for You but I have to admit that the second time around was a different experience. The first time I listened, I didn't know who was good, who was a douchewaffle, and who was capable of recovering from manwhoreitis. This time, I was infuriated every time Joellen was being negative about herself. My blood was boiling with every smarmy comment out of the douchewaffles mouth. I tutt-tutted the manwhore for his immature antics...un ...more
I found the relationship between Joellen and Cameron totally fascinating, and loved following their story. The author has a brilliant writing style that had me laughing aloud on a few occasions. The story was fun although a bit slow at times.
I did have a very significant problem with this book though; I missed Cameron’s POV. I’d love hearing both sides of the story and understand better his strong feelings for Joellen. Cameron is one of the most sexy characters I have ever read, ...more
Oh, sweet baby Jesus...
I FREAKING LOVED THIS STORY!
Shouting it out loud makes me sound crazy and unhinged BUT in fact, it's just a burst of emotional insighful fulfillment after reading the story that started out as a romantic comedy and ended up providing such a profound message of the importance of grooming one's self-esteem and self-worth from early years, when you ...more
"Love is war, darlin’. Only thing in life worth sheddin’ blood over”
”Your body isn’t a thing to be looked at and judged against some standard of perfection that doesn’t even really exist. It’s the vessel that takes you through life, allowin’ you to experience all the beautiful things life has to offer. Food. Sex. Sunsets. Music. Hugs. Laughter. A healthy body is a gift. Don’t take it for granted. Don’t treat it like some cheap one-night stand. Treat it like the love of your life. Tr...more
is Joellen one of my favourite heroines of all time? yes she fucking is.
that bitch stole the show for me and i love her so much. she needs protecting at all costs. you know, those characters? who are just lil cinnamon rolls who deserve all the hugs in the world? that’s Joellen. i just adored her and she really was the only reason i continued reading this book lol. (i low-key wanted to dnf in the beginning but i just adored her too much to put the bo ...more
If The Hating Game and the movie The Ugly Truth had a baby, it would be this book.
Joellen the sharp-tongued homebody who has always looked at herself as less than
a famous Rugby player that offers her lessons on seduction so she can finally snag the attention of her long pined-over boss
hilarious situations and sexual tension GALORE.
Snarky banter is my kryptonite. And this baby was chock full of it:
I suddenly understand how otherwise rational people can lose their minds and commit m...more
This touched heavily on body image and I will be the first to say that I don't normally love when heroine ...more
Lmaooo these two were so funny and perfect together. Cam was amazing and picturing this huge teddy bear of a man in neon tights, the occasional kilt, and never a shirt made me smile so hard every time Joelle described it. The man truly had an unflappable self-image. I loved how hard he hyped her up and how mad and protective he got over her family tearing her down and effecting her body image. I also loved that he called her out on her shit when the situation warranted it, but he was ...more
5 Stars (First Read 5/2/2018)
First... LOOK AT THAT COVER! I'm seriously obsessed with it. It's the reason I picked up the book to be honest, and I'm so glad I did because oh man, I LOVED this one!! 💜
I honestly didn't expect to be laughing as much as I was, but Joellen was hilarious.
I suddenly understand how otherwise rational people can lose their minds and commit murder in a fit of rage.
"You're depriving some poor village of its idiot."
"If you were...more
Joellen learns she has a new neighbor when the most horrendous music blares from behind the door across the hall. She never expected the mountain of a man, wearing nothing but a kilt and boots, to answer her knock. She never expected to find herself being blackmailed into ...more
"Melt for You" had me in a pool of liquid !
This was one hell of a juicy read. The so very delicious and wickedly sexy banter between Joellen and Cameron is what pushed this rating up, off the charts for me.
I love snarky and biting humor and this book had it, I smiled and laughed my way through this fabulous read.
Perfect slow burn/rom-com. One of my favorite book-couples. The writing is wonderful and everything I could hope for-I read this book in one sitting.
Fabulous romance with a huge side of humor... nothing like a hot guy, with a killer accent, who can make you laugh....Cam was all that and more... but he was not the man that JoEllen has been crushing on for the past 10 years.... A ten-year crush, can you imagine?
JoEllen really needs to find some confidence, and it does not help that she has been in love with her boss for the past 10 years... so when she finds out he is getting divorced, she is elated, this is h ...more
MELT FOR YOU is book two in the Slow Burn series and once again I have more or less highlighted this entire story. Sweet lines, funny quips, hilarious banter, emotional af passages.. Geissinger serves it all up on a delicious platter, alongside all the slow-cooked homestyle meals that pepper the pages of ...more
My kryptonite is a slow burn romance, add a heroine who thinks she is a plain jane when she clearly isn't, and a sexy arrogant athlete (who also happens to be Scottish), and I am in a place where I hear angels sing and I am laying on a fluffy cloud.
I absolutely adore a journey through the many changes of a new relationship. In this case, it's an enemies-to friends-to unrequited love-to lovers-to actual full-blown love. It was a fabulous ride to be on, and whilst it was funny, ...more
Amazing slow burn, a fun "Bridget Jones meets Beauty and the Beast meets Cyrano" storyline (with a great message to boot), and a delicious hunk of a Scottish hero (aka the Mountain)!
[full review to come] ...more
I actually read book one in a series, but is this really a series when there are absolutely no characters from the first book or no underlying themes that are the same???
Joellen wants Cameron's help in landing the "man of her dreams" and it sure does take her a long time to realize that the man of her dreams is Cameron. He was so funny and just all around perfect except for his obnoxious music.
Cover people can y'all not please read the book first...Cameron would never wear ...more
Wow...I certainly wasn't expecting to like this story as much as I did! It was funny, sweet and oh so romantic...it definitely will make you melt.
And what hot, hunky, Scottish rugby player wouldn't make you melt? He's everything Joellen didn't know she wanted. He's so in your face and egotistical and I loved how Joellen didn't let him get away with one single thing. He loved that too.
They meet when he stays at his cousin's apartment that just happens to be across the way from Joellen's ...more
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J.T. Geissinger is a #1 internationally best-selling author of twenty-seven novels. Ranging from funny, feisty romcoms to intense, edgy suspense, her books have sold over five million copies and been translated into more than a ...more