Monday, September 4, 2017


I have a serious impulse buying problem when I'm on the Amazon app and I see a book with a pretty cover. I can't help myself. It only fails me 10% of the time, and this one was not in that 10%, lets put it that way. 

When his younger brother loses interest in online dating, hot, bearded, bartender extraordinaire, Joe Collins, only intends to log into his account and shut it down. Until he reads about her.

Alex Parks is funny, friendly, and pretty much everything he's been looking for in a woman. And in no time at all they're emailing up a storm, telling each other their deepest darkest secrets... apart from the one that really matters.

And when it comes to love, serving it straight up works better than with a twist. 

Alright lambs, I know. I know that when I explain this book to you, you are going to roll your eyes at me and say, "The likelihood of this is non-existent!" and I know. We've all watched enough episodes of MTV's Catfish to agree on that. 

But this is a book and anything can happen. I mean, if vampires can sparkle than certainly Alex and Joe can make it work, dammit! 

The book starts off with Alex, through all caution to the wind and showing up in the middle of nowhere Idaho to meet up with Eric. Turns out, Eric isn't really Eric, it's his brother Joe who was just emailing her back and forth on this dating website, never thinking that they would actually meet. Well, they do, and Joe isn't Alex's "type" at all. As she decides to go home with her tail between her legs, she gets sick. The worst case of flu possible and she's now bed ridden until she can get better. 

Wait, who is going to nurse her to health?! JOE. 

Joe does it and Alex learns that perhaps he isn't the world's largest douchebag. And that, GASP, she might, kind of, in the smallest way be attracted to him? Alex, once on the mend, keeps stalling her return home to help Joe, coming up with different excuses but at the same time not fully admitting to herself that she wants more from Joe and Joe not admitting he wants more with her. 

Cue car accident, an ex-girlfriend coming back, and drama. 

I won't tell you anymore, but it wraps up quite nicely. I'm going to give this one 4/5 stars because I enjoyed reading it, the sex scenes are pretty good, but the humor and sarcasm throughout this book are top notch for me. I really identified with Alex because she reminds me of myself, and as she says, "social awkwardness is my jam". HA! The best thing? The book is only $5 on Amazon. It's a steal. Truly. Pick this up for your friends (think Christmas, lambs!) and pair it with a gift card to their favorite dive bar, or maybe just some wine or beer. You will win the holidays. 

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