Review: Start Me Up by Victoria Dahl

Posted May 4, 2011 by Francesca in Reviews / 0 Comments

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Review: Start Me Up by Victoria Dahl
Start Me Up
by Victoria Dahl

4 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: June 30, 2009
Series: Tumble Creek #2
Published by HQN
Pages: 367

In times like this I wish we were doing half feathers!  I loved this book.  It was closer to a 5 than a 4!  In my opinion, it was so much better than the first one (Talk Me Down). We hadmet Lori Love as Molly’s best friend, stuck in their small town, taking over her father’s mechanic business, and putting her dreams on hold indefinetely. Lori still sees herself as just the town’s mechanic, who can’t get a date because everyone thinks she’s gay, and she’ll never get out of Tumble Creek and realize her dreams.  She was stuck in this position many years ago, and just hasn’t found a way out of it!  But now that Molly got her dream man, she wants to at least turn all her sexual fantasies into reality by having a hot summer fling.  The problem is with whom?

It just so happens that her best friends’ brother, Quinn, wants to volunteer for the job. Quinn, successful architect, gorgeous, caring, almost the perfect guy… well, except his head is usually not into relationships,  or remembering pretty much anything except designing, which is why he’s still single.  But Lori sparks his interest and he not only volunteers to give her the best fling, but puts in a good hard effort in making sure she is completely satisfied, even if it involves reading the erotica books she likes to figure out what she wants.

Their connection is amazing, their sexual chemistry is HOTTTT. However, Lori has a lot of confidence issues which in a way he helps her work through. And Quinn has his own issues with women, but Lori understands him, and not only that, he wants to be better with her.

Fun, drama, intrigue, and a lot of hot sex, including a very hot but maybe a bit unexpected scene in the alley behind a restaurant. The issues seem that were easily fixed, and I was not expecting the solution to her fathers murder to end up the way it did. However I think the ending between Quinn and Holly could’ve been a bit better which is why I’m not giving this 5 stars.

This is an excellent series, if you haven’t read it, don’t be like me and get to it right away!

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About Victoria Dahl

I have my mother to thank for my passion for writing. My mom is an avid reader of popular fiction, and I began reading highly inappropriate books around the age of eleven, I think. (Thanks, Mom, for always leaving those delicious books strewn about!)

To Tempt a Scotsman, a Golden Heart winning historical, was my first published book. Here I am signing the cover! A Rake's Guide to Pleasure (which was excerpted at the back of Scotsman) is my second.

Due to my all-around goofiness, my agent suggested I also try my hand at a contemporary romantic comedy. Boy, is my agent smart! I had a great time writing Talk Me Down, the story of a young woman who goes back to her small hometown in Colorado and causes a huge stir with her secretive career and her burgeoning relationship with the chief of police. Not only did I have a great time writing it, but Tara Parsons at HQN liked it too! So if you like cold weather, hot sex and dirty jokes, be sure to check out Talk Me Down (out in January 2009).

Speaking of cold weather, my family and I live in a beautiful ski town in
Utah. No, I don't ski. I prefer to sit inside with a hot toddy and a good
book while the snow falls. It's especially beautiful to watch when from the inside!

I have a wonderful husband and children, and the house is kind of crowded, what with the dukes, Scotsmen, police chiefs, and naughty ladies running around, but my family is very understanding about my imaginary friends. Good thing, since they refuse to leave!

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