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Review: Sex, Not Love by Vi Keeland

February 5th, 2018 by Debbie's World of Books

Source: Purchased

Publication date: January 15, 2018

Rating: ★★★½☆

About the book:

My relationship with Hunter Delucia started backwards.

We met at a wedding—him sitting on the groom’s side, me sitting on the bride’s. Stealing glances at each other throughout the night, there was no denying an intense, mutual attraction.

I caught the bouquet; he caught the garter. Hunter held me tightly while we danced and suggested we explore the chemistry sparking between us. His blunt, dirty mouth should’ve turned me off. But for some crazy reason, it had the opposite effect on me.

We ended up back in my hotel room. The next morning, I headed home to New York leaving him behind in California with the wrong number.

I thought about him often, but after my last relationship, I’d sworn off of charming, cocky, gorgeous-as-sin men. A year later, Hunter and I met again at the birth of our friends’ baby. Our attraction hadn’t dulled one bit. After a whirlwind trip, he demanded a real phone number this time. So I left him with my mother’s—she could scare away any man with her talks of babies and marriage—and flew back home.

I’d thought it was funny, until the following week when he rang the bell at Mom’s house for Sunday night dinner. The crazy, gorgeous man had won over my mother and taken an eight-week assignment in my city. He proposed we spend that time screwing each other out of our systems.

Eight weeks of mind-blowing sex with no strings attached? What did I have to lose?

Nothing, I thought.
It’s just sex, not love.
But you know what they say about the best laid plans…

My Thoughts:

I’ve only read one other Vi Keeland book but when I read this blurb I had to read it because I just loved the idea of how Hunter charmed Nat’s mom. The book lived up to my expectations until the end and then I have to admit I lost a little respect for Hunter which knocked it down from a 5 star to a 3.5 star read for me. It is hard to explain why he lost my respect without spoiling the book but suffice to say once we find out why he’s so a relationship-phobic I wasn’t happy with how much he had pushed himself into Nat’s life. Up until that point he really won me over and when you see how great he is with her mom and step-daughter it is impossible not to fall head over heels for him. I also have to give Nat credit for being such an awesome step-mom in the situation her ex had left her in. I loved the storyline for the most part though the last part of the book kind of tainted the rest for me. So while I can’t say I loved this book it was good enough that I am looking forward to her next book.

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