So, full disclosure:
I’ve been GR friends with Danielle Lori for years now; however, I didn’t actually realize this was by her until after I one-clicked it. Cause I have Echelon 10 level of one-clicking skills up in here, people. But anyway, as I was saying. I didn’t know this was by Lori until after I bought it.
And then of course I got nervous.
Cause I don’t like disliking books by friends. And I don’t like the feelings of guilt if I rate said books poorly. And perhaps most aptly, I hate the inner disquiet associated with deciding if I should “pretend” I didn’t read said books so I don’t have to diss a friend’s hard-earned content or the always tempting “rate it higher just to be nice,” which I never do. Both options feel dishonest.
So I usually avoid this awkwardness by being a mature and well-adjusted adult.
Also known as steering completely clear of all friend reads and burying my head in the proverbial Sands of Shame like prepubescent ostrich.
But thank FUCK I adored this thing, which I 100% did.
In fact, now I am left regretting that I didn’t kiss Miss Danielle’s ass a little more over the years so I could score free ARCs and ride on her coattails of awesome.
But really though.
I was hooked by page one here and ultimately read this in one sitting. Lori writes sexual tension like a champ and the chemistry between her H and h was out of this world. The ending fell off a little bit for me (thus 4.5 stars and not 5), but I still loved the hell out of this thing and will now endeavor to read all the other books Lori has out right now.