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by Larissa Ione
Released: July 1, 2008
Published by Samhain Publishing
I love Larissa Ione’s style! She’s one of my favorite authors, and it has taken me a bit to get to read this book. I’ll admit I was a bit skeptical about reading it, since it’s not paranormal, which is what I’m used to reading from her. But I have to say she nailed it with this book. I wish she would write more stories in this genre!!!! Please, please, please! 😉
I felt a connection to the characters almost immediately, they are likeable and real, with normal issues in their lives and insecurities.
Robyn has to go back to her hometown for her 10 year high school reunion. She used to be the fat, ugly girl, who everyone used to make fun of, but she left her small hometown, went to Chicago and now has a great career in radio. But all of her insecurities come back when having to face her old tormentors.
Sean is a HOT EMT at the ski lodge in Robyn’s hometown. But he wasn’t always a nobody. He was an Olympic medalist until he had to retire for health reasons unknown. And due to these health reasons (not giving it away) he hasn’t had sex in 2 years! His friend Todd tells him it’s time to get laid, but Sean is just not feeling like being with his “old type” of girl. But when he sees Robyn (the complete opposite of what he would’ve normally gone for) he just knows he wants her and only her will do.
Their chemistry is HOT, he is sweet and considerate, and they both help each other through their issues and to confront their problems. It can get a bit emotional, but it was a really fun, steamy read!
I get easily distracted by pictures of sexy guys and have tons of book boyfriends.I keep all my alpha males chained to my basement and guard them fiercely.*Back off bitches*I like to see Jason Momoa as a lot of those boyfriends, because ….. mmmmmmm JASON.MOMOA!
I’m a part time graphic designer (yes, everything you see on UTC has been done by me), run my husband's business from home and on a good day I’m a self appointed superwoman (she who can do it all).I love blogging with my girls and I couldn’t do it any other way!My first love is everything paranormal, but in the past few years I’ve re-learned to love contemporary romance.Every once in a while I like to mix things up with a historical romance, a steampunk or an LGBT book.Because I need variety to avoid book slumps.I don’t always need an HEA although I prefer one, and I love authors that can rip my heart out and make me ugly cry.