My rating: 5 of 5 stars
➳Who said one cannot mix business with pleasure? Because Helena Hunting knows how to bring the comedic, extra spicy, and sexy romances that one always looks for to be swooned over…
➳When it comes down to rom-com novels, Helena Hunting is absolutely the queen of them all! There is no other author out there that can truly master the ideal purpose of making the reader laugh in a romance novel, where erotic scenes can be combined together and be brought to be considered such a steamy masterpiece that you can utterly read over and over again. Rian and Pierce are two individuals that during a “hit-and-run” accident met and the chemistry between them both is one that sparkles like a unicorn’s shiny bottom, and crackles like the fireworks on the fourth of July. Their attraction to me seems like an instant one that is not like the normal smutty insta-love stories I read from AR, but Pierce and Rian definitely have those sizzling feelings that of lust, the moment they meet. Being in the environment where beaches are right around the corner for the summer, Pierce— the brother of Amalie from HOOKING UP—leaves his life in Manhattan to spend the summer relaxing with the company of his brother. That’s when he stumbles upon Rian, thinking that she is someone else due to a past accident that happened to his car, when in reality he got himself confused with Rian’s fraternal twin sister.
➳As both characters quickly learn to realize the truth behind the “hit-and-run,” Pierce and Rian constantly keep meeting in locations that are purely through fate, or like Pierce would like to say, through the idea of it being “kismet.” Something that I find rather romantic in every essence. Rian is a strong minded woman, with the pure love of numbers, who wants the best for herself and her sisters. When I mean “the best,” I am not regarding having the best that money can buy, but simply have a stable life that does not include any sort of financial struggle. When she meets Pierce, nothing changes, things do indeed fall more into place when the coincidence of working next to him as a client becomes a puzzling dilemma but also a relief for Rian. Their attraction is one that never diminishes no matter where they are— it could be the beach, a kitchen, a near by restaurant, the outside pool of a horny old lady’s house, or even the laundry room, Rian and Pierce are just the ultimate sex fiends that Helena has written.
➳When feelings are being added to the sexual relationship Pierce and Rian start off with, these two become one of the most complex couples I have ever read. But a realization of what is really going on is what truly brings them together as one to enlighten each other that they are just simply meant to be. Both are complete goofballs, making me wish I were Rian for the taking of being with Pierce;
“We’re having a sleepover. We’re going to do this all night, and I’m going to cuddle you like a motherfucker after finishing sexing every last orgasm out of you…”
➳Overall, this is yet again another romance novel by the Queen Hunting that has mastered anything beyond the rom-com category. I don’t just say this because she is one of my favorite authors of all time, but she just simply never seems to diminish in the charisma aspect, and also the passionate factor when it comes down to an ideal romance novel. Thank you so much to SMP for allowing me to take a part in this journey because this series is one that I’ll constantly be going back to for a re-read.
➳ARC kindly provided by SMP, in exchange for an honest review…
NTY and USA Today Bestselling author of The PUCKED Series, Helena Hunting lives outside of Toronto with her amazing family and her two awesome cats, who think the best place to sleep is her keyboard. Helena writes everything from contemporary romance to romance comedy, sports romance and angsty new adult romance.