Monday, September 4, 2017

✱✱ Book Review ✱✱ Arm Candy by Jessica Lemmon

As a longtime insomniac, you can often find me curled up on the couch in the wee hours of the night, Kindle in hand. Tonight's companion was Jessica Lemmons upcoming release, Arm Candy.

Momma Says: 4 out 5 stars⭐⭐⭐⭐  

Arm Candy is very well written in first person, dual POV from the perspectives of main characters, Davis and Grace. It fits well into the Romantic Comedy genre with its wit and banter as well as the Contemporary Romance genre, considering some of the situations prevalent in the story. This is the second book in the Real Love series, but works well as a standalone. The steam level is high, so an 18+ recommendation.


Last call! At the end of the night, a clean-cut hunk and a rebellious bartender act on their unlikely chemistry in this frisky standalone novel from the author of Eye Candy.

Davis: I’ve had my eye on Grace Buchanan for a while now. Unlike the bubbly blondes I usually date, the feisty, flame-haired bartender both intrigues and bewilders me. Something about Grace—the tattoos? the nose ring?—makes every part of me sit up and beg. There’s only one problem: She hates me. Trading insults and one-liners has become our M.O. But when Grace bets me that I can’t get a date with a non-blonde if my life depends on it, I’m determined to prove her wrong by landing the ultimate non-blonde: her

Grace: I’m used to regulars hitting on me, and I’ve turned them all down, except for one: Davis Price. I like giving him a hard time, and he’s kind of cute in his suit and tie—if you’re into that kind of thing. Anyway, I don’t care how many blondes he takes home . . . until one of them sidles up to him in my bar. Nuh-uh. But after my little bet with Davis backfires, our first date lands us in the sack. So does the second. And the third. Neither of us wants more than the best sex of our lives. The trouble is, it’s not a question of what I want. It’s what I need. And what I need is Davis.


Arm Candy surprised me. When I sat down to read, I expected humor and I got that. What I didn't expect was the sweet story that unfolded in this romance. Davis and Grace each have their own issues about relationships and the one thing they agree on is that neither of them want one - until they do. The story has a good, steady pace and while their is some angst, the levity throughout lightens things up. The characters are interesting and so well developed, even the secondary characters were likable and made me want to know more about them. Davis and Grace have great chemistry and are so good together and their banter was witty and fun. I found myself at least chuckling and even laughing out right, but I have to say that my favorite part of the dialogue was Davis' speech at the end. When I have big, happy tears rolling, the author has certainly done her job. This is my first read by Jessica Lemmon, but it certainly won't be my last. She's woven a romantic tale that made me laugh, cry, and even had me fuming at a couple of characters. Arm Candy is emotional, funny, sweet, and oh so sexy. It's one that I can easily recommend to anyone who enjoys the genre. 


**ARC courtesy of NetGalley and Random House Publishing Group - Loveswept


Arm Candy releases on September 5th and is currently available for pre-order at the following links.

Amazon
iBooks
Kobo
Barnes & Noble
Google Play

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