Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Beer and Groping in Las Vegas by Angela Quarles

Title: Beer and Groping in Las Vegas
Author: Angela Quarles
My Rating: B+

Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Main Characters: Riley and Mirjam
Release Date: December 2012
ISBN: ebook
Publisher: Secret Cravings Publishing
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Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
Can a djinn and a magic slot machine bring two geeks together?

Riley McGregor is a geek trapped in a Good Ole Boy body and as owner of a microbrewery, smart chicks never look at him twice.

Rejected by a geek who wanted to “trade up,” Mirjam Linna would rather immerse herself in work than be the girlfriend-of-the-moment. Stranded in a Vegas hotel, she makes a wish—a night of hot sex with the man of her dreams. It's granted. She agrees to dinner, but afterward, she’ll say thanks, but no thanks, and see what’s on the SyFy channel. But when they meet, they're surprised to find they had a shared connection in their past. Sparks fly as these two learn to be in the moment, be themselves and find love.

Fans of Star Trek, Star Wars, Monty Python, Firefly and Marvin the Martian will enjoy this romantic comedy.

My Review:
This is a wonderful little book. It reads really quickly so it's great for when you need a quick romance fix. The book is about Riley and Mirjam, two attractive people who are really geeks at different conventions in Las Vegas. Mirjam is a computer programmer. Riley owns a beer brewery. They knew each other in high school and were fascinated, but never got the chance to act on anything before Riley moved away before their junior year. They've never been in contact since and in fact, live in totally different parts of the country.

For me, this book worked because the two main characters have that connection from high school. They aren't complete strangers. They are also both at a point in their lives where they've achieved some success, but need something more than work. They just don't realize that something more is a relationship. 

I really liked the Jenn/Jim aspect of the story. This character is the djinn and responsible for the magic of the main characters' meeting. It added a great magical aspect to the story and can I just say?? I'd love Jenn to come and grant me a wish or two. Seriously, the pampering Mirjam received...totally jealous!

It really is just truly a fun read. It's written really well. It's short, but the author gives you snippets about these characters so you feel like you really know them and can connect to them. Probably my only one real complaint is the title of the makes the book sound much more crass than it is. Truly, this is really just a really romantic little read. And yes, it's hot too, but it's not a down and dirty kind of smexy which is how the title makes it sound.

I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.

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