Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Review: Love Bites: A Sugar City Novella by Ophelia London


Falling in love is like swimming with sharks…

Sharona Blaire is only in Australia for a business audit, but she’s determined to make the most of her one free night. So when she spills her drink on a handsome stranger and they end up flirting, she does something completely out of character—she kisses him. But the prospect of taking it further totally freaks her out…almost as much as discovering the next morning that the man she’s auditing is the sexy, tanned stranger she left with zero explanation. 

An audit during his crew’s most important expedition yet is a complication marine biologist Jeff Cruz doesn't need—especially when the auditor is the gorgeous, fascinating woman from the night before. Out at sea with nowhere to run, he’s forced to admit Sharona draws him in like a shark to blood. But Jeff's one passion is his job, and nothing—not even love—will get its hooks in him

About the Author:

USA Today Bestselling author Ophelia London was born and raised among the redwood trees in beautiful northern California. Once she was fully educated, she decided to settle in Florida, but her car broke down in Texas and she's lived in Dallas ever since. A cupcake and treadmill aficionado (obviously those things are connected), she spends her time watching arthouse movies and impossibly trashy TV, while living vicariously through the characters in the books she writes. Ophelia is the author of LOVE BITES. DEFINITELY MAYBE IN LOVE, ABBY ROAD, the Perfect Kisses series including: FALLING FOR HER SOLDIER, MAKING WAVES, PLAYING AT LOVE, and SPEAKING OF LOVE. Visit her atwww.ophelialondon.com. But don't call when The Vampire Diaries is on.

Meagan's Review:

So I have a little mixed feelings about this book. Overall, I really enjoyed it. It was something different and interesting to read and of course with Shark Week (and being a huge shark week fan) it only added to the fun factor of this book. My biggest issue with this book is that everything between Sharona and Jeff was super quick for the feelings that they had and that led to their actions and by the end of the book I loved their interactions and everything that happened, but on a side note I just wasn't as convinced, because it was really really quick. I know that people can have instant chemistry and these two definitely  had that, but again I just can't point my finger on it, part of me just wasn't completely convinced. Outside of that I really did enjoy this book and their "relationship."

So Sharona has been having a terrible day. She keeps spilling things on strangers and nothing is working out in her favor. However, she decides to go down into the hotel bar and runs into a very attractive stranger. They sit at the bar and have an instant attraction to one another and while thinking and slightly acting on taking it further at the last minute Sharona decides she isn't read for a one night stand. The next day she has work to do anyway and ends up stranding the sexy stranger for the night. 

On the flip side of this the sexy stranger happens to be Jeff, the guy that Sharona spilled her drink on the plane and ohhh he's the guy she has to do an audit on the next day for work. At first this is really awkward between the two of them, but by mid day and carrying on these two definitely have some chemistry and it shows. But Jeff has trouble trusting people because of his past. She becomes a little more involved in his work and more curious about what he's trying to do. And that tends to complicate things a little for Jeff.

However there are people who would like to steal what Jeff is working on and this becomes an issue. Trust issues come up and blame is thrown at the wrong people. Will Jeff and Sharona be able to figure things out or will their "interaction" be like the night before, over before it began.

But this book is definitely work reading. And it's a pretty quick read too, I read it in one sitting and it is still very enjoyable to read and see what happens in the waters of Australia. 

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