From the back of the book:
“Lyssa Bates doesn’t need a man. Not when the world is fully-stocked with double A batteries and a wide array of options in Amazon’s health and sexual wellness category. After yet another failed relationship, the twenty-six-year-old investment analyst is convinced that real guys aren’t ever going to live up to her expectations—so why should she bother with them? She’s determined to keep her dating life purely electronic…though she occasionally fantasizes about Hayden King, the delicious new associate she just got partnered with at work.
While Lyssa manages her romantic risks by deleting men from of the equation, the ever-charming Hayden protects his heart by diversifying his love life across multiple women. As the two young professionals travel together around the country for business, their flirty working relationship develops into a close friendship that hurtles toward something more. Between hot tub confessions in Baltimore, an accidental kiss in Dallas, and an all-nighter in Chicago, Hayden proves himself to be better than any fantasy.”
I really enjoyed this read. It was fast, fun and flirty. And the best part, it was funny!! With all the stress in day to day life, I like a book that is going to make me chuckle. SPOILER ALERT- She has so much fun her plastic man, that she doesn’t even notice when her boyfriend leaves half way through sex. Come on that is funny!
Then just when she is swearing off men, in walks Hayden. This is the exact type of man that I like reading about. Smart, sexy and a very powerful business man. He was aloof but not in an asshat kind of way (lets all talk about Edward from Twilight or Christian from 50 Shades).
While I loved the book, I loved the author’s personal story. She is a writer by accident! How many authors, let me rephrase, how many successful authors can say they just stumbled into this line of work?
About the author:
“Writing wasn’t something Nicki set out to do; it just sort of happened when she realized writing reports was by far her favorite part of her investment consulting position. She traded stock allocation and diversification for story arcs and dialogue and now weaves her creative writing time in with the other activities of her busy life with her family in the Chicago suburbs.
Nicki writes with two goals in mind: #1 to keep the characters realistic, even when their circumstances are anything but, and #2 to make the reader feel. Watch for her new title Vibrizzio, coming in 2015 from Swoon Romance. Her published works include Three Daves, a light-hearted romantic romp through a 1980s college campus, Divine Temptation, a romantic novel of angelic proportions, and Hans & Greta: a Twisted Fairy Tale Novella. Her published short stories include “Sway” (available as a single), “I Don’t Do Valentine’s Day” (part of A Valentine Anthology), and “Impressionism 101” (included in the debut issue of Insatiable: The Magazine of Paranormal Desire”
What about you, what type of leading male characters are your favorite? Do you enjoy reading about the authors story?