Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Earning It by Angela Quarles

Title: Earning It
Author: Angela Quarles
My Rating: A-

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Stolen Moments #1
Main Characters: Pepper and Luke
Release Date: October 2017
Publisher: Unsealed Room Press
Links to Purchase
Sexual Intensity:  spicy

Story Overview:
One blind date. One case of mistaken identity. One Navy SEAL faced with his high school crush. What could go wrong?

To Score…
Holy cow, my blind date is rawr-hot. Everything in me aches to explore more with this man, but I can’t. I’ve got too much on the line professionally, with me starting at my new medical practice on shaky ground. But I can’t deny that I want the sex. A fling is perfect. Bonus—I will prove my idiot ex-boyfriend wrong. I’m not cold.

Or Not to Score…
Once she mistakes me for her blind date, my plan is clear. Be this Rick the Lawyer she thinks I am. And for the space of this coffee date, talk to the only woman who’s ever made me feel any spark outside of combat. Best case scenario, I get to be outside my skin—free to be whatever the hell I want. Worst case—she recognizes me as we chat. She’ll be pissed, call me an asshole, but it won’t be anything she hasn’t called me in the past, so… Win/Win?

NOTE: This was previously published for 90 days in the boxed set SOME LIKE IT GEEK with the title TO SCORE OR NOT TO SCORE.


My Review:
This is a short book, but it's filled with so much great story. I really liked this one. The best thing about it was being in Luke's pov and just how much he was torn by how their meet-cute happened. See, Luke and Pepper went to school together. He always had a crush on her. She always thought he was a jerk. But there was so much more going on in Luke's life than Pepper ever realized. So, when she mistakes him for her blind date (yes, he's changed a LOT since high school), he goes for it because he desperately wants another chance to make a first impression on Pepper. And then things just kind of run away from Luke. He truly didn't mean for any of that to happen. And when it all comes out, Pepper is furious and humiliated. 

It's a GREAT story and meeting between the two of them. I really liked it and especially how all that played against the history Pepper had with dating clients (something that neither Luke nor she realized at the time that they met, either). 

This is a quick read, but it's incredibly emotionally satisfying. It also features a new sport that I've never heard of, but need to seriously check out because it sounds really sexy. I thoroughly enjoyed this first little story and am intrigued with where Angela Quarles plans to take the rest of the series. Wherever it goes, I plan to read it.

This is a definite recommend, especially if you only have time for a couple of hours to read.

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

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