Expected publication: February 1st 2013
What if everything you think you want isn't what you actually need...
Dr. Shelly Monroe is a woman who doesn't shy away from going after what she wants, but lately good sex has been hard to find. Shelly's become increasingly frustrated with the men she's been dating and the men she believes are the right choice.
Joshua Daniels is certainly not even close to the right choice. In fact he is exactly the wrong choice. For one thing, he's Mason Langley's best friend and best man. Second he's too much of a risky complication for Shelly to even consider.
Then why can't she stop thinking about how delicious he looked that first night she met him at Exquisite? Why is it so imperative to keep her lusty desire for a man that doesn’t meet her preconceived mold hidden from Lena and Mason, her trusted friends?
It seems unreasonable that being with a man completely wrong in theory could somehow feel so right. Then why is it the more she sees him the more enticing he becomes?
Entice was both heart-warming and gut-wrenching at the same time. The ever uncertain relationship between Shelly and Josh had me pulling my hair out! I wanted to shake her! Though, I tended to like Mason/Lena's snarky up and down relationship, over Shelly/Josh's yes-no-maybe so relationship. I loved to get the look into Mason and Leah's relationship.. and also Rachel's potential relationship. I think that story will be the best yet.
Cover Love/ Writing style
I am still not a fan of this cover. It's better than both Exquisite covers. Ella Frank is a wonderful writer! The book is written in the third person narrative from both Josh and Shelly's POV. You can't even tell that it's in third person.. that's how good she is!! BTW.. I LOVE THE TRAILER to this book!
Shelly Monroe has Daddy issues, her father is an overbearing womanizer. She can never do right in his eyes. Shelly creates this tough exterior to deal with that pain. She would rather push any feelings or people aside than to deal with them. It's easier, but less satisfying. I can relate to her pain. BUT gosh.. make up your freakin mind!
I actually love the addition of setting in this book. I live very close to Chicago and visit often, so it's nothing special to me. The trip to Georgia was special (an HAWT!!) I was so swooned by those chapters.
Swoonworthy scale: 7.5
Um yeah, see below for my casting pics.. Josh is a studmuffin! A sweetheart that can lay it down in the hay and grass and against the counter. Lol. Once he knows what he wants, he refuses to give in to Shelly's Maneating ways!
Bonus Points: +1
Granted I'll have to wait until the next book, but I'm totally excited about Rachel's possible relationship status! It'll be the hottest book of this series :D
He is very pounceable. Is that even a word? Probably not, but if it was, it would be made for that man.
Outside in the parking lot now. I'm ready to seal the deal.
If you haven't started this series yet.. what the crap are you waiting for?!?! Here's my review of Exquisite and the buy link on Amazon:
This ARC was provided very graciously by Ella Frank, in exchange for an honest review (after some light stalking on my behalf.)