Publishing Date: November 20, 2018
Publisher: Montlake Romance
The Premise from the Publisher: "A hot summer night is perfect for feeling your way in the dark… For urban-legend hunter and television host Gabe Powers, it’s business—investigate the most notorious haunted places in Savannah. Then he meets his new sound engineer, a dewy Georgia peach who may just turn this gig into (im)pure pleasure. All it takes is one night for them to conjure floor-rattling, wall-banging moans…but they’re not from the ghosts. Blame the rippling abs, the cocky swagger, the granite jawline, the whole muscle-bulging package, but Gabe is bringing out good-girl Lily Jameson’s dirty side. Damn her code-of-conduct contract—this isn’t just a molten-hot fling. There’s just one kink in the relationship they’ve been avoiding: soon they’ll be going their separate ways. Lily’s home is in Savannah, and Gabe is a globe-trotter at heart. For them to be together, they’ll both have to upend their so-very-different worlds and face their fears in the process. And suddenly things don’t feel so Georgia peachy keen at all" (Montlake).
My overall thoughts and review: I still remember when one of my good friends told me about Nicola Rendell's book Shimmy Bang Sparkle - I read it and LOVED it - review here ;) I knew then that I would be a fan of hers for life. She writes really sexy rom-coms that have you laughing until your stomach is sore but also has you on the edge of your seat with angst and emotions. This one was no different, and I would like to go even further and say that it's my favorite by her so far! The setting is Savannah, and Gabe Powers comes to this city in Georgia to investigate some paranormal and haunted sights. He runs into Lily, and by this, I mean literally-runs-into-her - it's a hilarious moment and then next day, he learns that his boss has hired her to help with the sound on the show. They end up working together, and maybe neglecting the non-fraternization clause. There are many sexy moments, but Gabe is incredibly sweet with Lily and he's the kind of guy that rolls with the punches. Lily has this crazy parrot that is a bit intense and she also helps her sister by babysitting her nephew quite often. Things that may hinder dates, Gabe just takes on and embraces? Seriously, seeing her manage the parrot and babysit at one point in the book was just *heart eyes emoji* everywhere. I loved seeing them fall in love with one another and get out of their comfort zones. Lily has a fear of flying and that's addressed in the story as well. I loved that it was more than simply finding your person, because it was also about finding out where you belong. Absolutely loved this book. It had me smiling the entire time while reading it. I am already looking forward to what Rendell writes next and in the meantime, I'm going to go and read her backlist to tide me over until the next one!
My rating of the book: ✮✮✮✮✮ (5/5 stars)
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Nicola Rendell, the bestselling author of Shimmy Bang Sparkle, loves writing naughty romantic comedies. After receiving a handful of degrees from a handful of places, she now works as a professor in New England. Nicola’s work has been featured in the Huffington Post and the USA Today blog Happy Ever After. She loves to cook, sew, and play the piano. Her hobbies might make her sound like an old lady, but she’s totally OK with that. For more information and updates, visit www.NicolaRendell.com.
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Disclaimer: I received an advanced readers copy of this book from Thomas Allen & Son in exchange for an honest review and participation in this blog tour. All opinions are my own.