Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Rachel Blaufeld’s latest, Hot for His Girl! Rachel’s a new-to-me-author, one I’ve been interested in reading for awhile now. I can definitively say this won’t be my last of her books! I really enjoyed her writing style and storytelling. If you’re looking for a new romance to love, definitely check out Hot for His Girl!
Hot for His Girl by Rachel Blaufeld
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: October 1, 2018
Format: eARC, 231 pages
How I got it: From the author
Add it: Goodreads
Buy it: Amazon
Andonia “Andi” Schwartz is the kind of gal you love to hate. Snarky, skinny, and jaded, Andi’s goodness lies hidden beneath her sharp edges. But it’s there . . . this independent single mom has it going on.
Reid Fellows is a lovable dude. Bespectacled tenure-track statistics professor by day, shirtless blogger by night, he’s a catch on paper and easy on the eyes.
Andi wields her power and unruly commentary from behind her laptop as the anonymous proprietor of The UnAffectionate Blogger. Reid’s blog, Grill and Groom, began on a dare. Now, he regularly shows his abs of steel while grilling.
He may love this gig more than his day job. She needs her page views and advertisers to support her daughter. Until the two meet and spin a web online and IRL . . . in real life.
What happens when two bloggers fall for each other?
A new blog is born.
I received a complimentary copy of this book for review consideration. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
As soon as I read the blurb for Hot for His Girl, I knew I had to read it. Two bloggers finding love together? One of whom was a single mom? Heck yes. It basically has my name written all over it. Plus, Rachel is an author who I’d been thinking about reading for quite awhile now, so it all just worked out. I thoroughly enjoyed Andi and Reid’s story and I look forward to reading more from Rachel soon. But, back to Hot for His Girl now.
I really liked both Andi and Reid. Would I ever run a “mean” blog like Andi’s? Absolutely not. Did I appreciate her snark and calling out the less-than-truthful bloggers out there? Heck yes. She had a great perspective on things. And I could totally understand why she started this particular blog, given the way members of the community treated her in the past. Reid was super freaking swoony and his blog, Grill and Groom, on which he posted videos of him grilling shirtless and talked about grooming, seems like an entertaining blog. One both men and women would find satisfying, if for different reasons. 😉
Of course, things got a little complicated here because Andi and Reid met in real life while they were emailing, in a non-romantic way mind you, and Andi was the only one who knew the truth. I had to know it would cause problems with their budding relationship once he found out. But, I’m not going to get any further into that. You can find out what happens for yourself. Just know it’s a really good story. I loved the romance, the maturity of the characters and conversations they had, and the characters overall. Oh, and Andi’s daughter, Gabby? Flipping adorable. I loved the connection between her and Reid nearly as much as I did the romance between Andi and Reid.
Hot for His Girl was a great introduction to Rachel’s writing. I didn’t want to put this book down once I picked it up. It was part rom com, part swoony romance, with just a bit of angsty feels mixed in. I’ve never read a book where both the hero and heroine were bloggers, so that was unique to me. As a blogger myself, I found some of the blogging-focused tidbits really interesting. I guess I never thought about just how much blogging becomes part of who you are, even if you’re not in the big leagues like Andi or Reid. But, I digress. This was a great read.
Here’s the thing most people don’t get. For us, the people of the web, relationships made behind the screen are the closest thing we have. We live in and on our devices.
This is the second time I’ve equated Reid to chocolate goodness. I should eat a candy bar and get over him.
“Who grills shirtless? And who looks that good while he grills and writes about It? This guy could be a model, so why’s he peddling himself as a blogger?”
Have you read any of Rachel’s books?
Which ones should I add to my wishlist?