4 Star Review – Eye Candy (Real Love #1) by Jessica Lemmon

4 Star Review – Eye Candy (Real Love #1) by Jessica Lemmon

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Jacqueline: As an adult woman–and the vice president of a marketing firm–I shouldn’t be waiting by my office window to ogle the mystery man who jogs by every morning at 11:45. Sure, he’s a gorgeous, perfect specimen of the human race, but I can’t bring myself to hit on a total stranger. However, my best friend-slash-colleague Vince Carson thinks I should do more than talk to the guy. In fact, he’s borderline obsessive about “getting me laid.” (His words.) But the more time we spend together, the more it’s clear: The one I’m falling for is Vince.

Vince: Jackie Butler’s got it bad for some pompous, over-pumped A-hole who struts his stuff past her window. That doesn’t bother me. I know she deserves nice things. What does bother me is that she friend-zoned me big-time last year, so I can’t ask her out myself. But what if I set her up with Mr. Steroids? Then, when he breaks her heart, I can swoop in and save her like the nice guy I am. Everything’s going according to plan . . . until we share a ridiculously epic kiss. And suddenly anything is possible.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I will say that the cover of this book caught my eye, the blurb caught my attention and the story itself…….it grabbed me and would let go. It was fantastic, funny and heart-warming. Why oh why have I not read this author before?

This book was not what I expected, I admit it. I figured it would be a fun contemporary read. Well it was far more than that. I had so much fun reading Vince and Jackie’s story and watching them fight the inevitable to the very end that I kind of want to go back and read it again. It’s really not your average office romance story.

One of my favourite things about this story was the fact that both the main characters are divorcees and ones who have helped each other through the hard and good times post-divorce. Strange I know, but for me it gave the story a touch of realism. Add in the fact that they work together and I was lost.

I adored reading Vince and Jackie from the opening lines, through all the fun right to the pre-requisite heart break that made me want to smack them both of them at times and make up. I’m not kidding when I say it’s a fun read. Especially when the line is crossed from friends to lovers with all the land mines that pop up in between then and the final HEA.

Vince is just one of those characters that you instantly like. Even when he comes up with the idea to coach the woman he desperately wants to get another man he is still adorable. So what if he’s been friend zoned by Jackie. There are ways of changing that but is it worth ruining a friendship over?

Oh Jackie, she had me cracking up over some of the things she does in this book. I want her as friend in real life. But seeing her find her feet after a horrible divorce is perfect.  Watching her fall head over heels for Vince, her best friend and co-worker…priceless.

Reading these two finally put their divorces behind them and take that big step back into the relationship world was not only fun and hot, but heart-warming as we see them process the changes and what they thought they wanted compared to reality.

I can’t wait for the next book. This is the perfect summer read that should not be missed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A former job-hopper, Jessica Lemmon resides in Ohio with her husband and rescue dog. She holds a degree in graphic design currently gathering dust in an impressive frame. When she’s not writing super-sexy heroes, she can be found cooking, drawing, drinking coffee (okay, wine), and eating potato chips. She firmly believes God gifts us with talents for a purpose, and with His help, you can create the life you want.

Jessica is a social media junkie who loves to hear from readers.

 

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