➳This has to be the first book by Tawna Fenske that I have ever read, and I have really fallen in love with both her writing and her charisma. An author’s way of writing is always identified really easily when enjoying a book of theirs, and Tawna has done that 100%! She introduces her characters of Simon Traxel and Cassondra Michaels (also known as Cassie) in such a wonderful transition of events that land them together in events that later on keep them close, both physically and emotionally. Simon is the rightful CEO of the branches of Hot Swap Computer Sales and Repairs, in which are scattered all around the nation. He has been a complete nerd since high school, but changed drastically throughout the years in the departments of his physic and also the mental status of relationships. Having trouble of trusting women, due to his past relationships with women who only cared about his money, Simon decides to keep his identity as a CEO of a huge franchise a secret from Cassie. Her being a dirt-loving soil researcher with a PhD in crop and soil science, has no clue as what the socialite life of a billionaire is and has no desire to know. Hence why she does not know about Simon’s status.
➳Cassie is honestly the best example to describe my personally when talking to the guy who I really like but cannot seem to respond to his question about going to prom. She is so clumsy, but beyond intelligent, that some of her actions are just plain dumb of what she does. Simon on the other hand, finds this attribute of hers absolutely adorable and beyond different from the women he has dated in the past. She is such a mess in a comical way! A completely different person from the first time Simon meets her, to the person who is making him turn into a different persona;
“I can’t believe she’s turning out to be like this in the sack. She was adorable in the shop, then shy on her couch. But the way she’s talking now shows me a whole different version of Cassie…”
➳The main purpose of their “relationship” is to find the means ends to the problem that got Cassie in Simon’s shop in the first place. Try to finish her bucket-sex-list. Simon finds it intriguing and volunteers to help her out. Though some of the things in the list are hot, others are just rather… hmmm.. unpleasant. As far as relationships go, both Simon and Cassie have it at clears end that they are not looking for one. However, time passes and they spend a lot of time together, craving their meet ups even when they aren’t together intimately. By checking off stuff from The List, they both sense this feeling of longing and sadness throughout the story because once they finish the list, they both know they need to part ways. But the way they both act with each other, finding things about each other that only couples would be, brings a passion of loving to the reader for these two;
“I’m loving how brainy she is. How fucking smart and passionate and excited about a career that’s utterly unique…”
➳They both have this fun and vibrant vibes when they are together. Even physically they both take this alternative world of acting like teenagers, goofing around, and going to places that couples would enjoy together. And this is what I love about this story, bringing something that is highly unique and still has that cliche sense of a love story to it. Tawny has definitely made it to my favorites list and I cannot wait to read more about other characters in this series!
➳Hero rating: 5.0
➳Heroine rating: 5.0
➳Sexual tension rating: 4.5
➳Sex scenes rating: 5.0
➳Sex scenes frequency: 5.0
➳Plot rating: 4.5
➳Dialogue rating: 4.5
➳Storytelling rating: 5.0
➳Story ending rating: 5.0