Monday, March 30, 2015

Hot Summer Lust by Juliette Jones

Title: Hot Summer Lust
Author: Juliette Jones
My Rating: B-

Genre: Erotic Romance 
Series: #1
Main Characters: Sadie and Elias
Release Date: February 2015
Publisher: -
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Sexual Intensity: erotic

Story Overview:
Sadie Faraday is finally free. It’s summer and she just graduated from the strictest private high school in Tennessee. Ditching the confining uniform and the iron-clad rules, she wanders alone to swim in the secluded pond on the far side of her family’s farm. There, she revels – maybe a little too much – in her freedom and the warmth of the sun on her skin. Until she notices she’s not as alone as she thinks …

Elias Hayes just bought the thousand-acre property next door, as a getaway from the craziness of his high profile life as a country music superstar. Hot, hard-bodied and sun-bronzed, Elias stumbles across a sight which ignites a wild obsession and an all-consuming lust that will make this summer the hottest on record …

My Review:
This story is about Sadie. She just graduated from a very strict catholic boarding school where she was stifled her entire life. She is one of four girls and she's seen two of her sisters get knocked up and knocked around emotionally by getting sexually involved with the wrong guys. But regardless of that, she's willing to do and explore it all when a sexy stranger moves in next door and catches her naked and masturbating in the pond between their properties. 

Sadie wants to go to Nashville and become the next big thing. What she doesn't realize is that her fling is the current big thing. The sex is definitely hot and heavy between these two. Sadie epitomizes young and horny and frankly, I hated that for her. She has prime examples in her house about what happens when you don't use your brain...at least a little bit. I know she's young, but...ack. I would rather have seen her character as horny, but smart rather than flighty and way, way too blonde. She gives blondes a bad name.

I love that she's a musician and seems to truly have talent. I love that Elias has the connections to help her get someplace quick, but I hate how completely naive she is and wish she had been just a bit tougher and more forward-thinking. If that had been the case, I think I really could have loved this book.

For my rating on this book, this is one of those, 'It's not you, it's me' situations. I think I'm simply over the 18 yo virgin who's up for anything even though she has no clue. I could have really loved this book without the over the top sexual escapades and focus, because I did truly enjoy the story behind it. But the author wanted to go with erotic romance and while I love a good erotic story, this one just didn't quite do it for me on that side of it. 

And no, the story is definitely not over. But for me, I think I'm okay with being done with these characters.

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