Love, romance, hearts, flowers, cupid…. Rubbish.
Abby Fine still hasn’t gotten over the pain of a year-old betrayal and plans to spend this Valentine’s Day drowning her sorrows with a ménage of men named Ben, Jerry, and Riesling.
Her plans are diverted when she drops and breaks her new iPhone and gives in to a momentary hormone surge, agreeing to let office hottie and tech god Tom Walker squirm his way into her condo to fix it.
Tom shows up with his Xbox, spicy Chinese food, and a habit of stealing kisses every time she lets her guard down.
Can a weekend of laughter, video games, and movies change Abby’s opinion of stupid Cupid?
Let me start by saying that when Jennifer James asked if I'd be interested in reviewing this sensual novella I said absolutely! I have wanted to read something by her for a while now and I couldn't help but be intrigued by this smexy geek lovefest. Snappy writing and intriguing characters had me reading this in one sitting!
Valentine's Day would NOT rank up there as Abby Fine's favorite holiday. Last year on this day her then fiance Charlie (Charlie the Chump as I like to call him) dumped her right there in church on their wedding day for her very own rotten excuse of a sister, Courtney. Don't you just love family?
Here we are a year later and when a text from Courtney makes Abby drop her new IPhone 4S in the lunchroom at work it's Tom Walker, the geekalicious IT hottie, to the rescue. When he won't take no for an answer to come over to her place and fix her phone he shows up at her apartment with chinese takeout, his repair kit and oh yeah, his Xbox. Cue the nerd alert! Good thing he is so damn cute. But the Xbox is just the ice breaker that this gamer needs to worm his way into Abby's heart.
A night of fun and games with Tom has Abby reconsidering her hatred of beautiful men and Tom suddenly moves up to the top of her "to do" list. Oh how I love Abby!! Her quick wit and sharp tongue are an excellent contrast to Tom's cool demeanor throughout this book. But behind that smart mouth of hers is still a vulnerable woman nursing a year old heartbreak. Just when things are getting good for Abby and Tom surprise, surprise Charlie the Chump ends up on her doorstep. Now I won't give away what happens next but I will say it was my favorite part of the book!
Even though this is just a sensual novella the sexual chemistry between Abby and smexy Tom is off the charts hot and one more toss of Abby on the kitchen counter by Tom and I might want to take a go of it with him myself.
So let's cut to the chase. I'm just going to come right out and say that I absolutely loved this book from start to finish! No if's, and's and but's about it this novella hit the spot for satisfying my craving for a short, smexy romantic read. Jennifer James cooks up a cast of characters that will keep you glued to your book, NOOK, Kindle or whatever else you are reading on these days until the very end. It isn't often that I finish a book and find myself wishing for more like I did here. Love Kinection is one yummy calorie free treat that is a sweet indulgence. I can guarantee you after the fun I had reading Love Kinection this will be the first of many Jennifer James' books to hit my NOOK!
** This review was based on an ARC provided by the author. **
3 out of 5
Jennifer James has slipped us an exclusive excerpt from this coming Tuesday's release of Love Kinection. Enjoy!!
“So why’d you bring the Xbox?”
“Opportunity.” He came into the kitchen and took the plates to the table. The statement earned him a frown but he grinned at me again. Part of my brain danced and spun in a circle. The part of my brain I labeled the “village idiot.” The “village idiot” started to sing in joy over the sexy company and did a cartwheel. Meanwhile, I stared at Tom’s back and entertained thoughts of kissing him on the nose to see what happened. Or the neck. Reaching his nose would be tough—he’s too damn tall. I’d have to sit in his lap or get a step stool to kiss him anywhere near his face.
Heh, there are always places south of the border to kiss. Don’t need to be tall to reach those.
This from the part of my brain that thought doing ten Jell-O shots in one night was a good idea in college. My brain still hasn’t completely matured.