Hi, hi! Still covid-brain-fogged here so I’m not going to be writing massive reviews that may end up being unintelligible jumbles. (In fact, I feel more like sleeping than posting this but . . . here goes . . .)
Talk Flirty to Me
May 30, 2022
Blurb: I’ve got ninety-nine problems and my brother’s snarky, smart-mouthed best friend Sam is tangled up in every last one of them.
When it comes to firefighter Sam O’Shea, absence―and a regime of tactical avoidance―has been working for me just fiiiine. But when the audition of a lifetime falls in my pathetically broke lap, and he’s the only one who can help me land the job, I’m willing to make a deal with the devil if it means I can kickstart my career as a narrator for audio books.
The problem? We’d have to actually do the job. Together. And then we’re told it’s for an erotic romance. Narrating steamy lines in a tiny studio with a man who lights a fire under your skin? An occupational hazard. Accidentally inciting a town scandal when your erotic audiobook clips wind up on the radio? A crisis. And falling for the one man I promised my brother―and my heart―I wouldn’t touch?
A disaster―and temptation―I can’t resist.
Piper returns home ostensibly to help her mother through her 12th (yes, 12th) pregnancy but in reality life isn’t quite working out for Piper just the way she imagined and being able to return and regroup is actually a good thing. Except for the presence of her former high school boyfriend, Sam, whom she has never forgiven for misunderstanding her when she said “break” and not “break up” and went on to make out with a mutual friend. Seven years later and she’s still holding a really strong grudge. Livy Hart’s Talk Flirty to Me is a romance, however, so we know that that grudge is going to melt away with a lot of other things.
Talk Flirty to Me is a cute debut novel but at times it felt like a runaway train. The most unfortunate aspect of what could have been a really fun novel was the character of Piper who grew more and more annoying as the novel progressed and made it more and more difficult to get through.
Sam, however, is a great MMC.
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.