Check out Melt for You by J.T. Geissinger
SYNOPSIS:A wallflower gets seduction tips from a playboy athlete—until love changes the rules.
Socially awkward Joellen Bixby has a date every Saturday—with her cat, a pint of ice cream, and fantasies of the way-too-handsome Michael Maddox. She’d give anything to win over the unattainable CEO of her firm, but how can she when she blends in so well with her cubicle? The answer may be closer than she thinks.
Cameron McGregor is a cocky, tattooed Scottish rugby captain who just moved in next door. He’s not Jo’s type—at all—but the notorious playboy is offering to teach the wallflower everything he knows about inspiring desire. Though a lot of women have rumpled Cam’s kilt, Jo is special. Far from the ugly duckling she thinks she is, in Cam’s eyes she’s sharp, funny, and effortlessly sexy. Now, thanks to him, Jo is blooming with confidence and has the man of her dreams within reach.
Unfortunately for Cam, he’s just helped to push the woman of his dreams into the arms of another man—and now he’s in the fight of his life to keep this beauty from getting away.
5 Miss Snufflebottom and Prancer Stars
Melt For You is book 2 in the Slow Burn series by J. T. Geissinger, and I should warn you, it put me through the ringer. I went through every emotion, from laughing at the sexy, fun banter between the Joellen and Cameron, to wanting to punch something. By the epilogue, I was crying happy tears.
Joellen Bixby has been in love with her boss, Michael, for ten years, and it seems like things are looking up. He tells Joellen he is getting a divorce and starts showing Joellen some attention. Joellen’s temporary neighbor and new friend, Cameron, volunteers to help her catch Michael’s eye. But Cameron is a force to be reckoned with, he is absolutely gorgeous and Joellen doesn’t have a clue he is a world famous rugby player.
I absolutely adored Cameron. He was not only hot as hell, he was so very sweet and determined to make Joellen believe she’s beautiful.
“The number of f*cks you should give about what men think of how you look is zero, lass. Every choice you make about your appearance should be about what makes you feel good, not what makes some random lad, or your mother-think you’re cute. Don’t set aside your preference for anyone”
I did like Joellen, but at times I was really frustrated with her because she was so clueless. She was trying to create a fairy tale with her boss, but I had an idea what was going to happen. I think for a thirty-six-year-old woman, she should have a better clue of what was going on. Hence, me wanting to punch something.
The epilogue was super sweet, but I also recommend you read the acknowledgments. I usually skip them, but I read in another review that it was definitely worth reading, and I agree. There is an underlying message that I think is very important for everyone.
I received an ARC of this book via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.