Service with a Smolder by Eliza Madison (Liz Lincoln)
Men at Work #2
Nina is excited to be moving into a new apartment and hopefully finishing up her medical school rotation on a high note. Life gets much more interesting when Nina realizes her and the cute neighbor can see each other from their bedroom windows. What starts as flirtatious and sexy exhibitionism turns into something more serious as Nina and Kam get to know each other.
I really enjoyed Service with a Smolder and it was hot, hot, hot! We met Kam briefly in the previous book Fast, Fresh, & Hot which was about Kam’s twin brother. He was moody and grumpy and I expected to get more of that but this time around Kam was sexy and smoldery (at least for most of the book). I liked seeing this more easy going side of Kam but there was a lot under the surface for this hero and when he breaks it’s not pretty but it’s beautifully emotional. I wish we had Kam’s POV but Eliza Madison does a great job making Kam’s thoughts clear through his emotions.
Nina was also a great heroine and I loved how smart she was. She goes through some great growth in the book as Nina gets more confident and learns to go after what she wants — in both her professional and personal life. She’s self-conscious about her weight and appearance and it takes a while for her to believe that Kam finds her sexy but I loved that he never gave up. While I found Service with a Smolder hot and sexy, it almost had — dare I say it — too much sex and I wanted Kam and Nina to spend more time together outside the bedroom. But overall, I really enjoyed this read!
4 out of 5 stars
Heroine has asthma and occasional anxiety attacks (on page)
Hero was in a near fatal car accident (referenced, off page)
Even across the distance between our windows, I knew the instant his dark eyes saw me. I could almost feel his gaze as a caress over my body. He watched me with an almost-smile that said we shared a secret.
Nina’s got a lot on her mind: getting settled in her new apartment, her upcoming med school rotation in the emergency department, and her diet-obsessed mother and sister constantly harping on her weight. Which totally explains letting her neighbor catch a front row view of her naked self through the uncovered window. Her new smoking hot neighbor. Who also happens to be the cashier at her neighborhood grocery store. She should be embarrassed, but there’s something about Kam that sparks Nina’s exhibitionist side for the first time. A week of scorching sexts and showing off at the window for each other ends in an explosive night together. Little by little, he pushes her out of her sexual comfort zone. And Kam’s encouragement gives her the courage she needs to take chances in other areas of her life.
Up close, Nina discovers Kam has scars of his own. Literal scars that hint at a devastating past, but Kam won’t talk about what he’s been through. Mind-blowing sex might be a great way to avoid the pain, but Nina needs him to open up if they’re ever going to be more than a booty call. Kam has already pushed Nina’s sexual boundaries to their limit, but can she convince him that together they can create a brand new comfort zone?
Published by AGD Press on July 27, 2015
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