Book Review: Boys and Toys by Cara Lockwood.

Boys and ToysBoys and Toys by Cara Lockwood
Kindle Edition, 84 pages
Expected publication: July 15th 2014 by Cosmo Red Hot Reads from Harlequin 
Pre-Order: Amazon
Review Copy: Provided via NetGalley

Description from Goodreads:
Every girl has a goody drawer.

Sex toy party hostess Liv Tanaka has a collection. Vibrating purple rabbits, cherry-flavored edible underwear, flavored oils… Hey, wearing a leather corset and stilettos (while selling dildos) pays the bills. Just don't tell her very conservative parents. Because if they discovered Liv's sex-toy-selling "Asian Elvira" alter ego, her parents would disown her.

So far, Liv's doing a bang-up job of keeping her two worlds separate…until Porter Benjamin shows up at her party. Tall and too-tasty-to-resist Porter, who works for her father. Porter, who wants Liv to host a party just for him.

And oh, she's tempted. But getting involved with Porter means mixing those two worlds that Liv desperately needs to keep separate. And now Liv's Naughty Toybox is starting to look a lot like Pandora's box….

My Review:
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Boys and Toys by Cara Lockwood may just be my favorite Cosmo Red Hot Red to date. It’s a story about self-discovery, and acceptance. It’s not as steamy as some of the other titles, even though the title and plot may make you think otherwise. Sure, there is a particular scene in the beginning that is definitely steamy, but for the most part, the story focuses on Olivia, and her need for acceptance from her parents.

Growing up isn’t easy. And it definitely isn’t easy when you have parents that have a predetermined path mapped out for you already. This is something that Olivia finds herself dealing with in Boys and Toys. She hosts adult toy parties to pay her bills while searching for a marketing job in the meantime. IT wouldn’t be so bad, except she can never let her parents find out what she does. Or that she’s sleeping with one of her father’s employees.

When I first started Boys and Toys, I figured I wouldn’t like it. It seemed a bit too much for my liking. But like I said, the story focuses mainly on Olivia after the initial meeting between Olivia and Porter. There’s plenty of romance, don’t get me wrong. But it’s a lot more than that, and that’s why I ended up enjoying it more. Plus? It was one of the more realistic of the Cosmo Red Hot Reads.

The only reason I’m giving Boys and Toys four stars is because I would have liked an epilogue. It would have been nice to have seen what happened after Thanksgiving. A bit more closure than what we received.

Other than that? Boys and Toys is definitely a quick and enjoyable read.

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