Misadventures of a City Girl by Meredith Wild & Chelle Bliss
Published: September 12, 2017 by Waterhouse Press
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Fresh off a divorce from a Hollywood hotshot, Madison Atwood needs an escape. With the paparazzi fresh on her heels and her love life splashed on every tabloid, she runs away to a swanky retreat in Northern California. Avalon Springs is the mountainside haven she needs to find herself again.
Luke Dawson lives off the grid, preferring solitude to society. When he finds a beautiful woman soaking in the hot springs on his property, he can’t stop himself from watching her. She captures his attention, but she’s just a city girl—a beautiful distraction disturbing the peace he’s settled here to find.
When Madison discovers Luke’s secluded cabin, he can’t turn her away again. They make no promises. Madison needs to feel wanted again, and Luke misses the touch of a woman. But when mother nature has other plans, they’re forced to spend more than a night of passion together. Can Luke say goodbye to the only woman who’s made him feeling anything in years, and can Madison leave behind the man who brought her back to life?
I made it about half way on this book before stopping and that was with a bit of a push hoping I would start to enjoy it. The writing was pretty good and the plot idea was interesting but this just didn’t do it for me. My biggest issue is that it’s basically sex after sex after sex. Now don’t get me wrong, I love a good sex scene but I was hoping for more plot and actual story to go in between all the bed bouncing. I’m also still very conflicted over the first sex scene which was pretty much every bad stereotype of a porn movie where two complete strangers just start doing it.
I was intrigued by Luke and his struggle with PTSD but Madison was a ball on contradictions. She readily admits she’s a mess after her divorce but man she wasn’t kidding. She’s all over the place when it comes to her initial interactions with Luke and then she spends the whole time after acting like a sex starved woman (Luke isn’t much better in this respect). Plus the whole bar scene comes out of left field with her anger and abrasiveness.
If all you’re looking for is a sexcapade then go for it, but it didn’t work for me.
DNF – Stopped reading at @ 50%