In Review: His Fantasy Girl (Things to Do Before You Die #1) by Nina Croft

Posted October 20, 2015 by Kim in 3 Stars, In Review / 0 Comments

In Review: His Fantasy Girl (Things to Do Before You Die #1) by Nina CroftHis Fantasy Girl by Nina Croft
Series: Things to Do Before You Die #1
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: October 19, 2015
Publisher: Entangled Brazen
Format: eARC, 190 pages
How I got it: From the publisher
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When fantasy and reality collide...

There's nothing like a near death experience to make a guy reassess his life. And that's exactly what nightclub owner Logan McCabe decides to do, starting with looking up the girl he spent one wild night with eleven years ago, right before his life turned to crap. He spent a year fantasizing about her. Now he's ready to see how reality matches up.

Abigail Parker is a perfectionist. She's only strayed from the straight and narrow once in her life, on her eighteenth birthday. It was supposed to be one wild night with a totally unsuitable man before she settled into her sensible future. Instead it changed her life forever.

Logan might still be the sexiest man Abigail has ever seen, but a dirty-talking, tattooed, ex-con is the last thing she needs in her perfect life. He claims she's his fantasy girl, but what he doesn't know is she's also the mother of his ten-year old daughter...

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in review my thoughts

It’s been awhile since I read a Brazen book, but with all the great-sounding new releases coming in the next couple months, I have a feeling I’ll be reading my fair share (and probably then some) until the end of the year. I can always count on Brazen books to give me steamy heat and sexy romance. His Fantasy Girl was the first of Nina Croft’s books that I’ve read, but it won’t be my last.

I knew as soon as I read the synopsis for His Fantasy Girl that I’d have to read it. I loved the idea of the perfect, clean cut woman (who just happens to be a police officer) being reunited with her ex-con one night stand (who happens to be the father of her child). I do enjoy a good opposites attract story. Add in a secret baby (well, ten year old) and I’m hooked.

I’m just a little sad to say the romance didn’t work for me as well as I hoped. Logan burned so hot and cold that I had a difficult time believing he was interested in more than just sex with Abby. His back and forth between “this is no more than sex” and “well I guess I’m just not good enough for more” gave ME whiplash. I can only imagine how Abby felt. Now, there’s no denying the level of passion between Logan and Abby. Their sparks had sparks. The sexy times were hot as hell. I did end up warming to this pairing later on in the book, but it did take me some time.

All in all, His Fantasy Girl was a good, sexy romance. It was a quick read and I look forward to seeing where this new series heads next. I have my eye on it!

I received a copy of this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.

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About Nina Croft

Nina Croft grew up in the north of England. After training as an accountant, she spent four years working as a volunteer in Zambia which left her with a love of the sun and a dislike of 9-5 work. She then spent a number of years mixing travel (whenever possible) with work (whenever necessary) but has now settled down to a life of writing and picking almonds on a remote farm in the mountains of southern Spain.

Nina's writing mixes romance with elements of the paranormal and science fiction.

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