Former Navy SEAL Beck Whitcomb left a world of privilege to prove he could make his own way. Money, mansions, expensive cars—none of it could heal the loss of his older brother, or buy his parents’ love. Now, after using his trust fund to open the Conquistadors tequila bar with his brothers-in-arms, Beck has it all: good friends, fine liquor, and hot hookups. When it comes to women, commitment’s not his thing—until he gets a taste of the pretty professor who walks into his bar . . . and winds up in his bed.
Hayden Miles knows all too well that emotional decisions can lead to heartbreak, and nothing screams “bad decision” like a playboy bartender with inked biceps and a wicked smile. Still, their chemistry is off-the-charts explosive—and Hayden knows her chemistry. For once, this good girl longs to let loose. But is she willing to risk the pain to quench her thirst? With the promise of more on the table, Hayden’s eager to believe . . . before she misses her shot.
Body Shot by Kelly Jamieson is a standalone start of a new series. Told from an alternative third person point-of-view, it does have an HEA and clocks in at 263 pages of goodness.
This was a fun read. You have a nerdy character trying to save the world who meets an adventurous, adrenaline junkie character and they couldn’t be more different. However, the sparks ignite a powder keg. Word of warning, this is one steamy novel. It is fast and the chemistry is off the charts.
I personally could not help but laugh at the way these two characters met for the first time. Hayden is a bit OCD at times, and Beck’s man-bun will drive some crazy, but you really start to cheer for them. From the second meeting and tequila tasting, (Mind you, you’ll learn a lot about tequila in this novel too! It’s interesting!) to a ton of adventures that are adamantly stated as not being dates, you can’t help but fall for these characters and their stories.
While it may seemingly not be complex, because the novel does seem straightforward when you start reading it, the characters in this book have a lot of depth. They are exceedingly well written, fun, and have you turning the pages.
Four “Tequila” Stars!