Review: Melt For You by J.T. Geissinger

Posted May 16, 2018 by Lorna in Reviews / 16 Comments

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I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: Melt For You by J.T. Geissinger
Melt for You

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Series: Slow Burn #2
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Published by Montlake Romance
Released on May 15, 2018
Pages: 344
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
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A modern day rugby playing Scotsman in a kilt teams up with a supposedly dowdy thirty something woman to help her win her dream man. I couldn’t help but fall in love once again with one of this authors books.


Joellen doesn’t have much of a life. She’s worked for ten years for a publishing company and longs for a promotion that she never gets, although she deserves one. She is also hopelessly in love with the married CEO of her company, Michael. She lives alone with her cat and tells all her problems to Mrs. Dinwiddle, the elderly actress that lives down the hall from her. She meets Cam when he swaps apartments with her neighbor across the hall from her for the holidays. Cam is the ultimate mega famous, womanizing, athlete with a penchant for wild parties and loud music. He also seems to have an aversion to wearing a shirt. Joellen has no idea who he is at first, but it doesn’t matter, she just wants him to turn the music down. And she wants her cat to not love him at first sight as well.

The banter in this book is my favorite part. Joellen is full of snark with witty comebacks like you wouldn’t believe. Every time Joellen gets in Cam’s face about his loud music, or his latest sexcapades they end up in some of the funniest banter I have ever read. Laugh out loud stuff. When he finds out about her thing for her boss and that Michael’s getting a divorce, he decides he’s going to help get her healthy by taking her running every morning at 5 a.m. In return, she’s cooking for him. A friendship of sorts (reluctantly on Joellen’s part) starts happening.

I ended up loving both Joellen and Cam. It took awhile for me to care about Cam at all because he made me as mad as he made Joellen-in the beginning. It didn’t take me long to see he had a backstory that wasn’t that great and that he wasn’t the scoundrel Joellen initially thought he was. Joellen’s backstory included having a model for a mother, a beauty queen sister and a father that is a fashion photographer. She is constantly being told that’s she’s not pretty enough or good enough by her mother.  So her mother was who I stayed mad at throughout the book.

There’s a reason that I can’t wait for this author’s new releases. I have loved her books since I found her Night Prowler books way back in the beginning of her writing career. To this day(fifteen books into her career), that series is still in my top ten favorite paranormal romance series that I’ve ever read. She flat out knows how to write and her banter, as I said before, is some of the best I’ve ever read. Her books are usually full of romance and she doesn’t use sex scenes in place of story. That’s not to say there’s not some(and sometimes more than some) erotica going on, but this book is a bit tamer than some others by her. She’s also very responsive to her readers and that’s a plus for me as well.

If you enjoy reading about a huge hunk of a man with a Scottish brogue that sometimes wears a kilt, then this might just be your next read. Or if you like a heroine with self esteem issues that finally realizes that she really is good enough for anything or anyone, then this also could be a good read for you.  I loved the whole thing. Highly recommended! FYI-This book is a standalone.




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I’m a lifetime book addict and currently own nine Kindles, with only six still working. I do tend to wear them out! They pretty much are my favorite technology-well that and my cell phone. Okay, yes and my laptop. I spent most of my life in Kentucky, but moved to Maryland in my attempt to get closer to the the ocean a few years ago. Being retired helps. I have a B.S. degree in law enforcement with a minor in sociology, but never really worked in my major. Instead, I spent my entire adult life working in the medical field in some capacity. After retiring(early), I found my passion in reviewing books for a couple of blogs and I love it. My author favorites include, Dannika Dark, Amber Lynn Natusch, J.T. Geissinger, Colleen Hoover, Samantha Towle, K.A. Tucker, Karina Halle, Sarina Bowen, J.R. Ward, Mariana Zapata, Dianne Duvall, and I could go on and on. I read many different genre’s, but still like a romantic element in most, if not all of them.

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Sophia Rose
3 years ago

I’m glad that he won you over eventually. Oh man, I still need to read my first Geissinger.

3 years ago
Reply to  Sophia Rose

It really didn’t take long to love him! And yes, you definitely should try her work. If not this one, then any of her other series.

Kimberly Caffeinated Reviewer

Scottish brogue, Rugby player, kilts. My heart is thumping in my ears! Swoon.

3 years ago

You should try it Kimberly. I think you would love it-a lot!

Debbie Haupt
Debbie Haupt
3 years ago

Yeah what Kim said Lorna, swoon worthy to the nth degree 🙂
Nice review

3 years ago
Reply to  Debbie Haupt

You got that right! Can’t beat a hero in a kilt for sure. Thanks!

3 years ago

I loved her Night Prowler series. It’s a really great paranormal romance. I have yet to try her contemporary stuff though. I really need to get on the ball, because this sounds like an amazing story.

3 years ago
Reply to  Kristin

It was pretty amazing. I loved laughing out love every few pages. Can’t beat that! And Night Prowler-it was fantastic!

Lover Of Romance
3 years ago

What a great review of this one you have shared. I just read book one and LOVED it!! I have this one waiting for me on my kindle. So I can’t wait to pick it up.

3 years ago

Oh, I can’t wait to hear what you think of this one. I think I liked it even better than the first one. I mean a Scot in a kilt?!

3 years ago

Yes! Great review. I love all the Geissinger books. I’ll have to try the Night Prowler. I’ve read most of the contemporary romance. Anne – Books of My Heart

3 years ago
Reply to  Northwomn

Hi Anne. I totally understand loving her books. Her Night Prowler books would probably win you over as well. They get better as you go. And Thanks!

Melissa (Books and Things)

I have to admit that the Night Prowler books might be more my speed but you have me curious about this one because I love good banter. Oh do need to check these out.

3 years ago

It was such a fun read. Her Night Prowlers are wonderful with a lot of action, drama an romance. A secret world along side humans. Black panthers. I need a re-read-again!

Anna@herding cats&burning soup

Yay! I had fun with them, too. I loved all of their snarky banter/zings. Glad to see you had a blast with them, too!

3 years ago

Sorry I just now saw your comment. I love her banter and I laughed so many times. Loved it so much. Glad you enjoyed it too!