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.
This book was absolutely fabulous! I thought I loved Burn for You, but I think i some ways I enjoyed this one more. Poor Joellen doesn’t know what she’s in for when she first knocks on Cameron’s door to tell him to keep it down. What starts as two neighbours at odds turns into a weird kind of friendship and understanding that involves home cooked meals and his unsolicited love and life advice. Cameron’s kind of like a grumpy puppy who barges into Jo’s life and won’t leave. I loved that at every turn Cameron shut down all her negative comments and thoughts about herself. He doesn’t let her wallow in self pity and works on revamping her confidence from the ground up so she can get the guy she’s pining after.
-unruly neighbours who trade silence for food and will help the girl get the guy
-slight age gaps
-old martini-wielding neighbours who love to meddle
-naive, self-conscious girls who learn to accept themselves and who secretly write sonnets
-loads of innuendos
-tons of teasing and sexually charged moments