Monday, March 25, 2013

Review: A Shot of Sultry by Macy Beckett

A Shot of Sultry
by: Macy Beckett
$6.99 mass market paperback
Sourcebooks Casablanca
Contemporary Romance
Released: March 2013


Her career as a filmmaker in tatters, Bobbi is offered a final chance to redeem herself by filming a reality show about small-town love.  With no other options, she agrees to take the job, and knows just where to film it-her brother's hometown of Sultry Springs, Texas.  She figures all the cowboy eye candy will be enough to kick start her career, but she didn't take into consideration one thing-her brother's best friend Trey.  She's sworn off love, but those bright blue eyes and chiseled abs tempt her on a daily basis as she tries to hook him up with other women.  But it gets harder and harder the more time the two spend together, because she begins to realize her initial view of him as a womanizing jerk is wrong.  Turns out he's almost perfect, but despite all the points in his favor, she's not allowed to fraternize with the men she's filming, regardless of how well their ass looks in those jeans...

Trey agrees to do the show so he can keep an eye on Bobbi at the request of her brother.  But those legs of hers that go on forever, plus her strangely OCD endearing habit of alphabetizing everything she touches make it tougher for him to remember why he's not allowed to touch.  And as she continues throwing women at him for the show, he begins to realize that only one woman will do it for him-but can he get over his commitment issues and give it a try, or are they just too different?

This was a sweet love story about two people who are complete opposites and meet by chance, and end up realizing they have more in common than they thought.  Bobbi had a rough childhood, but ended up making something of herself until the day she trusted the wrong person.  Now nearly bankrupt and discredited, she's forced to film a reality show about hicks dating.  She never expected to find an easy acceptance in the supposed "hick" town her brother lives in, nor did she expect to find someone trustworthy, kind, and an overall good man.  Trey made a stupid mistake in the Army, and was kicked out for it.  Now he has a chance to clear his record, but that means moving overseas for years.  Although he's made a life for himself in Sultry Springs, he's never really had a reason to stay until he meets Bobbi.  But her brother will grind him to dust if Trey touches her, and he's been badly burned by women in the past.  It was great to see these two work through their personal demons as the book progresses, and in doing so find the person they were always meant to be.  I always enjoy books where the sex scenes are interrupted by something or another, the more ridiculous the better, and this book delivered.  It made me sad, it made me laugh, it made me cheer.  All in all, it was a great down home contemporary romance with a couple steamy sex scenes.  Great read.

Carla gives this book a

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