So I had the pleasure of reading Newly Exposed by Meghan Quinn…one of my FAVS! And I must say I loved it, however, it got me to thinking and when that happens hmmm….keep reading for more info on my “twist”
Synopsis: Adam James is a corn-fed, Nebraska raised, piece of man meat with a chiseled body and baby face. He is in desperate need of a paycheck and will do just about anything to get one, including stripping down to his skivvies and lathering up in baby oil.
Solo Cohan is a quirky hipster with a strong work ethic,raised by two gay dads who are head over heels in love with Harrison Ford and Star Wars, hence the name, Solo. She works for Teeg Model Management, the same modeling agency that decides to book Adam as their next up and coming model. Sparks ignite between her and Adam the minute her baby oil soaked hand connects with his practically naked body.
Even though Solo can’t stop thinking about Adam during photo shoots, she quickly and awkwardly, shows Adam her distaste for male models and her inability to engage romantically with them. Adam is captivated by her nerdy talk and peculiar tendencies and sets out to make it his mission to turn the Star Wars loving hipster to the dark side, where mingling with models is widely arousing.
Review: Loved it!!! This book was so cute and silly and just awesome in that Meghan Quinn kind of way. And if you don’t know who Ms. Quinn is check out my review of The Virgin Romance Novelist and yes it is still number 3 in my top 5 favorite books of 2015!!
Anyway, I love Adam. He is just a sweet, sexy, big ****, corn-fed hottie from Nebraska. He is so lovable that you fall for him immediately. I loved his quirkiness and his compassion. His reason for needing the quick money will make you elevate his book boyfriend status.He stays true to himself and that I love the most.
Solo (awesome name) is super cute but super insecure, however, she has the BEST. JOB. EVER. She gets to be in charge of hot male models and grease them up with baby oil. Um…are they hiring! I loved so many things about this character but what I love the most is a “spoiler” so you’ll have to figure it out on your own.
Characters aside lets talk about the story…it was pretty good. The chemistry between the main characters was hot and the build up to sexy time was fantastically done in that Meghan Quinn way. It had a small identity crisis at times but it doesn’t take too much away from the story. The serious aspect of the story was yet wasn’t needed. I found myself skimming during these parts as I didn’t really like how they fit in the story. What I did start to wonder during my reading was how much of what Solo did for a living is how it really works in the male modeling industry. With the recent blow up of Male Models such as Nick Bateman, Brock O’hurn etc. I wonder how close to “real” this Top Model-esque details of this book really is. So I will give this book 4 stars and say it is ok to add this to the TBR list.
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Now to my TWIST!!! So because I love a hot body and this book was full of them I am starting a 3-part contest. I just recently came back from the Black & Gold Author signing and got some pretty good Swag…so for part 1 I would like you guys to comment with your favorite MALE BOOK COVER MODEL (add a picture for good measure). I will compile a list of the most nominated and then we will move on to part II so stay tuned…I will have my son randomly pick a winner to receive a signed copy of Addicted For Now by Krista and Becca Ritchie.