Series: Slow Burn #2
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.
I absolutely LOVED this book.
I was immediately drawn to this title after reading a friend’s early review. I am so happy to say that it lived up to, and in many ways, exceeded her hype.
As this is my first J.T. Geissinger novel I was apprehensive on her style, delivery, and overall author-reader compatibility that I’ve come to find in my most read and well-loved authors. Upon finishing Melt for You I immediately looked up the author’s back list – I’m hoping that she will become another well-read and loved author for me. I found her humor immensely enjoyable and her comedic timing perfect. The banter in this book was spot on and I found myself surprised by some plot points of the story featuring a trope explored by many authors in the genre. It wasn’t what I was expecting and I loved every minute of it.
I recommend this book to anyone, it’s an absolute favorite for 2018. A MUST READ!
I think it’s safe to say that I’m a J.T. Geissinger fan. I read the first book in this series, Burn for you, at the end of 2017 and I loved it. Melt for You was just as lovely, maybe even more.
The banter in this book is everything. Joellen and Cameron are both quick-witted and hilarious. Their conversations were like watching a verbal tennis match in which I couldn’t stop laughing. I loved everything about these two. Their chemistry, their tension, the lovely slow burn that was both torturous and divine.
Geissinger is a fantastic author. I love her writing style and the humor she infuses. Reading this book was a blast and I cannot wait for the next one in the series. Aside from the humor, this book is also romantic, sweet, and sweeps you off your feet.
Cam is this contradiction of a man – a burly rugby player with a womanizing reputation who is the epitome of the phrase “don’t judge a book by it’s cover”. He’s got a heart of gold and is romantic as hell, in his own way of course.
Joellen is kind of a hopeless mess. Honestly, I wanted to shake her quite often over the course of reading this book. Her body image issues were incessant and her obliviousness when it came to Cam was painful. But I also get it. As someone who’s struggled with body image issues my entire life, I can relate all too well. Maybe that’s why it bothered me so much, because it hit so close to home. It also made me realize that maybe, more often than not, I’m being way harder on myself than anyone else could ever be. We’re getting deep into some personal issues here… moving on.
Despite what I said above about Joellen, I really loved her character. She’s interesting, quirky, and sweet. I loved going on this journey with her, and watching her discover her self-worth.
If I write about all of the things I love about Cam, we’ll be here all day. Just know, that I really loved this book and these characters. The story was lovely and I am still in a Scottish love fog. Read Burn for You, read Melt for You, and in a few months’ time, once it’s released, I have a feeling I’ll be telling you to read Ache for You as well.