After a very public breakup with a media-hungry politician, fitness trainer Tori Alvarez escapes to Aruba for rest, relaxation, and copious amounts of sex on the beach—the cocktail, that is. She vows to keep her vacation a man-free zone but when a cute guy is seated next to her on the plane, Tori can’t resist a little harmless flirting.
Hollywood heartthrob Carter Stone underwent a dramatic physical transformation for his latest role and it’s clear his stunning seat mate doesn’t recognize the man beneath the shaggy beard and extra lean frame. Now Carter needs help rebuilding his buff physique and Tori is perfect for the job. It doesn’t hurt that she makes his pulse pound in more ways than one.
Sparks are flying, until a pesky paparazzo reveals Carter’s identity. Tori is hurt and pissed. She wants nothing to do with another man in the limelight, but she’s still got to whip him into shape. Can Carter convince Tori he’s worth the threat to her privacy that comes with dating a famous actor, or will Tori chisel him down to nothing before he even gets the chance?
Grab the popcorn…
RELEASE DATE: September 19th
BUY LINKS: AMAZON // BARNES AND NOBLE // BOOKS A MILLION // iTUNES // KOBO
I’ve been hearing about this one for while, from some twitter peeps and I trust their recs so I was excited to read. That cover also captured me right away, so cuuute!! Luckily I was able to get an ARC from Edelweiss.
This is my first Mia Sosa book and wow!! It won’t be my last that’s for damn sure (i’m already eagerly awaiting book 2 in this series) The character’s voices drew me in immediatelyyyy. With the alternating first person POVs we got a great sense of who Tori and Carter are, their personalities, their thinking processes. It made for some hilarious moments with their inner thoughts.
The characters were great, the family and friend dynamics, loved them! I love when the hero and heroine are surrounded by their people. It gives us a sense of who they are as well. And Tori and Carter’s friends and family did just that. Tori’s bestie is hilarious. Loved Eva so much! We also see some friction there between Tori and her sister and I loved how that played out. By the end they’d talked it out. Family relationships aren’t all happy times and jokes so the scenes with Tori and her sister, and her parents just felt really real to me.
Tori and Carter’s chemistry was so on point from the beginning. The author did a great job of taking us through the progression of their relationship. The banter! The conflicts (internal and external) for these two were well explored too.
And let us not forget the steaminessss. Omg they were so hot together. I gotta say Mia writes a heck of a sexy time scene. cuz daamn.
This book was just so fun, i found myself cackling many times, and as I mentioned above I’m eagerly await book 2. I need Ashley and Julian’s book like yesterday! Would highly rec this one.
Book two isn’t out til February next year so this will be me until that time, waitiiiiing: