Published by Indie/Self Published
Released on May 5, 2020
What a time to write a romance for the times? Related to this story so well even if I am in a rural area. Two weeks of staying apart, masks, hand washing oh and body fluid transfer is on hold, but not forgotten *wink*
This is a stand-alone romance story co-written by two authors, Kylie Scott and Audrey Carlan, that was made for the time we live in right now. A NFL player scandal, pandemic, and a romance writer – all in one romance!
Evan Sparks is hiding from the media who want to know more about the scandal that could end his NFL career. Hiding in his friend’s apartment when San Fransisco gets shutdown. Stuck in a high rise apartment all alone makes any kind of distraction from his predicament welcome.
Living in the apartment next to Evan’s, Sadie Walsh is dealing with writer’s block on her next big romance novel. When she spies a muscled, handsome man working out on the balcony next door, she finally gets some ideas. Her muse grabs her and writing doesn’t seem to be the problem anymore.
Soon the two are meeting on their balconies and sharing food, stories, and innuendos. Not only can they not touch, but they also can’t go out for anything other than essentials, making this the funniest and sexiest romantic journey I have read in a while. What do you do when you can’t touch or meet in person for two weeks, just to make sure you aren’t spreading the virus? You get imaginative.
Evan isn’t a saint, but you learn he takes his body seriously for his career. He eats balanced meals and laughs at Sadie’s idea of a well-balanced meal. It involves lots of sugar and chocolate. Working out is walking from bed to the laptop to write, while Evan keeps his body firm. Who doesn’t love a man who makes a complete meal for a woman he is totally interested in?
But what happens when the scandal gets going and the story Sadie is writing is too close to home? Or when an old boyfriend shows up or they can’t find the trail needed for the conspiracy to be proven wrong? Throw in real-world quarantine, masks, sickness, and more.
We do see someone get sick and things are even more real. We see sickness that doesn’t turn into the virus. We see people mask up. We see people not take it seriously. The story though is mostly about how to have romance at times when romance probably would flourish. Oh, my daughter met her now-boyfriend before the virus started up. But they didn’t start a romance until the we were in a lockdown. Being 90 minutes away from each other, I have watched this romance bloom….and laughed at the honeymoon period of it. So while not totally the same situation, this shows me it can be done. You just have to roll with the punches.
A timely story with a touch of suspense, lots of sexy times, and humor that will get you through this with a smile on your face!
Reading Challenge #57
Review Writing Challenge #36
Bad Boys of Romance Challenge #13
Literary Pickers Challenge #32 – Cooked/baked/prepped right in the scene
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- 2020 - Bad Boys of Romance Challenge
- 2020 - Books N Tunes Challenge
- 2020 - Literary Pickers Challenge
- 2020 Review Writing Challenge
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