Welcome to my stop on the review tour for Marquita Valentine’s Love So Hot! I’ve been a big fan of Marquita’s since I read the first book in her Boys of the South series. I’ve been looking forward to the Lawson Brothers and Love So Hot since I first heard about it. I definitely wasn’t disappointed!
Love So Hot by Marquita Valentine
Series: The Lawson Brothers #1
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Publication date: January 12, 2015
Format: eARC, 200 pages
How I got it: From the author
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Bank Teller and all around good girl, Sydney McKnight, is tired of being the girl all the guys want to have as a friend. Who better to help unleash her inner vixen than her best friend and secret crush, Brody Lawson? Only, Sydney has no idea how to ask him, without their friendship going up in flames, until that is, the town of Jessamine's annual Firemen's Auction gives her the perfect excuse to set her plan into motion.
Fire Captain Brody Lawson has been in love with his best friend, Sydney, for years, but he would never risk their friendship by confessing his feelings to her. So, when Sydney beats out the competition to buy his time at the annual Firemen's Auction, Brody can hardly believe his luck until she asks him to teach her how to seduce a fellow fireman.
Now, it’s up to Brody to show Sydney how perfect she already is and convince her that they only man for her is him, because if Sydney is going to seduce any man, it’s going to be him. And once he has her in his bed, he’s not letting her go.
I knew I had to read Love So Hot the minute I saw it announced. Firstly, it was written by Marquita Valentine, whose hot and sexy Southern boys kept me enthralled during the Boys of the South series. Then I read the blurb and saw it was a book with a secret best friend crush and I was even more excited. I know there have been a thousand books written about this trope, but I don’t care. I’m a sucker for it.
In Love So Hot, Sydney propositions her best friend, Brody, to teach her the art of seduction. She has a crush on Brody and has for a long time, so there might be a hint of an ulterior motive behind her request. She doesn’t know it yet, but the feeling is mutual and Brody’s been trying to deal with the attraction for a long time.
I really liked Sydney and Brody together. Because they were friends first and had been through so much together, things just seemed to flow naturally for the two of them. They were such a great fit it’s kinda difficult to understand why neither of them owned up to their feelings sooner. They had tons of chemistry and once the, ahem, “lessons” started, there were definitely fireworks.
Love So Hot was one of those books that I just blew straight through without stopping. It was fun and sexy – not too deep or too angsty. It was a great introduction to a new series. Jessamine is full of interesting characters and I have a feeling we’ll be seeing more of them soon in the coming books. I, for one, can’t wait!
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.