by Nicki Elson
Publication date: April 21st 2015
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Source: Author in exchange for an honest review
Lyssa Bates doesn’t need a man. Not when the world is fully-stocked with double A batteries and a wide array of options in Amazon’s health and sexual wellness category. After yet another failed relationship, the twenty-six-year-old investment analyst is convinced that real guys aren’t ever going to live up to her expectations—so why should she bother with them? She’s determined to keep her dating life purely electronic…though she occasionally fantasizes about Hayden King, the delicious new associate she just got partnered with at work.
While Lyssa manages her romantic risks by deleting men from of the equation, the ever-charming Hayden protects his heart by diversifying his love life across multiple women. As the two young professionals travel together around the country for business, their flirty working relationship develops into a close friendship that hurtles toward something more. Between hot tub confessions in Baltimore, an accidental kiss in Dallas, and an all-nighter in Chicago, Hayden proves himself to be better than any fantasy.
I wasn’t sure what to expect with this book, as I had never read anything by this author before. The synopsis sounded funny and cute, but it easily could have been taken too far for my liking. I was so pleased that this story had the perfect amount of humor and romance, without being over-the-top.
The characters are charming, the story is engaging, and the pacing is absolutely spot on! Not a book you can easily put down once you crack the cover. Be sure to start reading this when you have the day to do nothing else.
This is the perfect read for anyone that loves to be fully entertained, not simply gutted, by contemporary romance. I will definitely be checking out the rest of this author’s books, and I will be highly recommending Vibrizzio to all of my bookish friends!
~About the Author~
Writing wasn’t something Nicki set out to do; it just sort of happened when she realized writing reports was by far her favorite part of her investment consulting position. She traded stock allocation and diversification for story arcs and dialogue and now weaves her creative writing time in with the other activities of her busy life with her family in the Chicago suburbs.
Nicki writes with two goals in mind: #1 to keep the characters realistic, even when their circumstances are anything but, and #2 to make the reader feel. Watch for her new title Vibrizzio, coming in 2015 from Swoon Romance. Her published works include Three Daves, a light-hearted romantic romp through a 1980s college campus, Divine Temptation, a romantic novel of angelic proportions, and Hans & Greta: a Twisted Fairy Tale Novella. Her published short stories include “Sway” (available as a single), “I Don’t Do Valentine’s Day” (part of A Valentine Anthology), and “Impressionism 101” (included in the debut issue of Insatiable: The Magazine of Paranormal Desire.
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