When you think about how easy it is to lose keys, phones, sunglasses and your dignity on social media, you might figure it’d be a cinch for me to ditch my V Card.
You’d be wrong.
At 25, I run a successful business, live in a fantastic apartment, and have fabulous friends to go out with any night of the week. And yet I’m still a card-carrying member of a club I don’t want to belong to anymore. Good thing I know just the man for the deflowering job—my brother’s business partner and best friend.
Graham Campbell is charming, smart, and, I’m told, oh-so-skilled in the sack. As long as I keep my eyes on the prize, there’s no way this pluck-the-flower project could possibly complicate matters.
Work and pleasure. As the CEO of a fast-growing company, I’ve been enjoying both to the fullest. What do I do when the board throws me for an unexpected loop so I can keep my business in my hands? I enlist the help of my best friend’s little sister since she holds a big stake in the company. But then I learn there’s another big stake she wants.
The one between my legs.
I can do this. Seven nights to teach her everything I know in the bedroom. There’s no way I’ll fall for her, even though she’s earning top grades in every single sinfully sexy lesson. And turns out I’m learning something too. The trouble is I don’t have the answer key to what to do when I fall hard for her.
And that throws a whole new hitch in my plans.
I have no idea why I bought this. It seemed like a good idea at the time (I think I saw it on a blog). You see, lately I deliberately choose books that won’t get me too involved, especially audiobooks as I like to listen while working but for it to work it needs to be something that doesn’t engage the full capacity of my brain. So romance (particularly contemporary and historical romance) and re-reading is great. It also works wonders for the rating of a book as because I’m splitting my attention I’m not so focused on plot holes, inconsistent characterization and even if a characters is a moron every once in a while I might miss it/pay little attention to it.
All of this being said even that couldn’t save this book. It was so damn cheese I wanted to puke at times. My eyes hurt from all the eye-rolling. there’s predictable and then there’s this. The most original thing in this book is that the hero owns a lingerie business. Everything else was so formulaic that it felt more like a bad fanfic. I’ve watched porn with better plot and more originality. Being predictable isn’t a bad thing by itself. But to pull it off you have to get the readers involved with good writing and making the journey different enough to not feel like a waste of time. And ultimately despite the few funny and sexy scenes I felt like I’ve flushed 5.5 hours down the drain.
On the plus side the narrators (Andi Arndt and Sebastian York) did a pretty decent job bringing this train wreck to life. I admire their ability to read those lines without laughing their heads off. Though maybe they did have to try a few times before they manage that feat 😉 I really liked Sebastian York’s voice and I’m a bit disappointed that he mostly does romance books as I tend to prefer to read-read those vs listen-read. Same goes for Andi Arndt though she’s branched a little over to sci-fi. If I’m ever unsure if I should pick an audiobook up and see that one of them is the narrator I’ll definitely give it a chance.