Thursday, December 4, 2014

The Write Stuff by Tiffany King.
Goodreads Summary:

            Twenty-two-year-old historical romance writer Nicole Blake, or N.S. Blake to her readers, hasn't taken an official poll, mind you, but she is convinced she may be the only romance author on the planet who is still a card-carrying member of the virgin club.Not that she hasn't tried to end her membership. Life just keeps finding pesky ways to interfere. With no prospects on the horizon, Nicole begins to feel like the closest she will ever get to experiencing a man is within her own stories.

            Opportunity presents itself in the form of hot-as-sin-on-a-lollipop-stick bartender/premed student Alec Petropoulos, who agrees to be the cover model for her upcoming book. Sparks fly instantly between them, and Nicole begins to entertain the possibility that she's finally found the right guy to hand over her tattered V-card. Alec has all the makings for a perfect one-night-stand candidate except, much to Nicole's surprise, he seems to be the only man in existence not interested in bagging a virgin.

            Stuck between a rock and a stubborn male, what's a virgin to do? Seduce him, of course. How hard could it be? If it works for the characters in her stories, why wouldn't it work for her? After all, what happens under the cover…stays under the cover.


Gabrielle's Review:

            I am still new to Tiffany King's books. I read her No Attachments, Misunderstandings and now, The Write Stuff. I have to say that so far The Write Stuff is my favorite. It's fun, cute, and sexy.

            It starts off with Nicole writing like a maniac. She is a self published author who is still trying to get her name out into the world. Her best friend calls her and begs her to stop writing and to come to the photo shoot for Nicole's newest book cover. When Nicole finally agrees, she doesn't shower, brush her hair, change, or even try to make herself look decent. So - when she arrives at the photo shoot and sees the uber sexy male cover model, she instantly regrets not showering. The chemistry between them is instant and who knew that under all his sexiness was a smart and caring man.

            Tiffany King does a wonderful job at creating lovable characters (including Nicole's overbearing family). I especially enjoyed getting into the mindset of a writer. I asked Tiffany if some of the thoughts and writing habits came from personal experience and she said, "A lot of it was pulled from personal experience." But she made sure to specify that the scene where Nicole showed up like a wreck embarrassing herself in front of the sexy cover model was NOT from personal experience. (I laughed at that.)

            Tiffany did well with making sure the book wasn't too "sexy" but it was just enough if you like that kind of thing. I have read some New Adult books where it was almost erotica with absolutely no plot but The Write Stuff had a cute plot with lovable characters, and yes a little sexiness.

            My only complaint is how hard Nicole wanted to throw her virginity away. Girls should hold that close until they find someone they love but Nicole is 22 years old and feels like she's missing out.

            If you are under the age of 18 I wouldn't recommend it unless you are allowed to read New Adult books. That's my small warning for parents but it honestly isn't as "sexy" as other books. Just enough, though.

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