Overall: 4.5/5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐💫
~QD STORY DETAILS~
Genre: Contemporary romance, friends with benefits, multiracial romance, billionaire romance
Location: Los Angeles
MC age range: 27 & 35
Love interest(s): Hunter
Tear jerker: No
~QD BOOK INFO~
Kindle Unlimited: Yes
Paperback page count: 308
Publisher: Self published
Series: Love in LA
0.5 – Perspective – available with newsletter sign up – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
1. Unexpected – released 12/12/19 – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫
2. Irresistible – released 2/26/20
Sex/kink type: manual, oral, penetrative
Possible triggers: parental abandonment, mention of cancer
The Quick and Dirty: What starts as a friends-with-benefits, no-strings-attached relationship between two notorious “players” turns into something more.
Lauren is a fiery, strong, and sexually independent entrepreneur whose dalliances with men are hot but short. She’s not interested in entanglements, especially considering her history with the opposite sex. When she meets Hunter though, she’s surprised by their instant chemistry and it rattles her normally cool-as-a-cucumber persona. It isn’t until fate puts him in her path a second and third time, the latter when he shows up in her office as a client, that things really start to heat up. Hunter, also a notorious playboy and entrepreneur, convinces Lauren that they can both scratch the itch with each other without strings attached. While it starts off as friends-with-benefits, the more time they spend together, feelings that they both swore off get stronger and stronger and they are powerless to resist them. Just when things seemed to be going well, secrets are revealed, and it’ll take more than just their amazing chemistry to pull them back together.
These two characters. 😍😍. They’re my favorite of Jenna’s couples so far. I love how Lauren is a boss babe and handles all aspects of her life without the need for a man; that her relationship with Hunter isn’t about needing him but wanting him. She’s independent and he complements her without stifling it. And Hunter. He’s my new book boyfriend: that playboy with a golden heart that met his match and will stop at nothing to get her. **swoon** The chemistry between the two was ⚡️electric⚡️ and the sex 🔥🔥🔥. The banter between them was witty and the plot twists kept things fresh and interesting. The story flowed well and while I wasn’t 100% sure about one of the story’s conflicts, it ended up working out and left me satisfied at the end. I am absolutely champing at the bit to get my hands on the next book in the series!
** I was a beta reader for this book. I was offered an ARC in exchange for a voluntary and honest review. **
It’s basically my mantra. So when I meet a woman who demands nothing more of me than those three things, it sounds like the perfect arrangement.
Or so I thought.
Because for the first time in my life, I find myself wanting more. I find myself wanting the one woman who seems intent on keeping me at arm’s length.
Irresistible is a friends with benefits romance with a guaranteed HEA. No cheating. No cliffhangers. Irresistible can be read as a standalone or as book two in the Love in LA series.
Contemporary romance author, Jenna Hartley writes about strong, independent women and the men who dare to love them. Her characters aren’t perfect; they’re authentic. Her passion is to make their stories feel as real for readers as they do to her, infusing each one with sexy, sweet, and laughable moments that reflect real love.
When she’s not writing, Jenna spends her days chasing after a hilarious and imaginative toddler, as well as hunting down new allergy-friendly recipes for them to cook together. She lives in Texas with her family and loves nothing more than a good book, good chocolate, and Topo Chico.