ebook, 108 pages
Published: February 11th 2014 by Cosmo Red Hot Reads from HarlequinReview Copy: Provided via NetGalley
Purchase: Amazon -- Barnes & Noble
Description From Goodreads:
Wanted: Adventurous, open-minded man willing to try anything…
As a popular sex blogger, Beatriz gets paid to have orgasms. So being on deadline the week of her sister’s wedding isn’t as rough as it sounds. There’s just one hitch: Bea’s assignment is to write a review of a sex position manual, but she doesn’t have a plus one to play with.
The good news: Ben, the one who got away back in college, is also attending stag--and he's as temptingly gorgeous as ever.
The bad news: Ben turned down Bea’s offer of graduation night sex five years ago.
The best news: He’s not planning on making the same mistake twice.
A red-hot retelling of Much Ado About Nothing for people who love Shakespeare but thought his plays could use a few more sex scenes.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This story was easy to read in one sitting, as it offers both humor and romance, but in the end, I felt as though something was missing. What? I'm not entirely sure, but something.
Bea and Ben had an "almost" thing back in college.They were best friends, but their relationship never seemed to cross that line, even though they had both wanted it to. Fast forward five years and Ben has a great job in L.A. and Bea is a Sex Education Blogger (one of her two jobs) in Washington, D.C.. It's been a years since they've seen one another, so when they end up at the same wedding together having thought the other wouldn't be attending, things are initially awkward. Until they agree to sleep together in order to review a book called The Manual for Bea's blogging job. From that point on, emotions end up taking over and changing everything.
I think my favorite part of this story was Bea's attitude. She didn't see a problem with being open about her sexuality, because she felt it was a natural part of life. She was very confident, which was a nice change from most stories I've read. (I really liked both Bea and Ben. They worked well off of one another.)
Would I recommend this story? If you enjoy romance, yes. It's a bit dirtier than most of the Red Hot reads, so if that isn't your thing, then this story isn't for you.
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