Saturday, 10 January 2015

Review: Various States of Undress: Georgia by Laura Simcox

Laura Simcox concludes her fun, flirty Various States of Undress series with a presidential daughter, a hot baseball player, and a tale of love at the ballgame.

Forget being the president's daughter—Georgia Fulton is certain that she's on her way to journalistic stardom. Nothing's going to keep her from getting the story of her young career—a feature on sexy ballplayer Brett Knox … nothing except Brett, that is. Arrogantly charming and hotter than a Memphis summer, he's doing everything he can to distract her. He may be the focus of her assignment, but getting too close to him could cost her everything … including her heart.

Brett Knox, star player for the Memphis Redbirds, is determined to get to the big leagues—which means no distractions. Certainly not in the form of a sexy brunette who won't take no for an answer. As far as Brett's concerned, his life story isn't up for discussion—no matter how fast Georgia makes his heart race. But with everything on the line, he's got no choice but to trust her. If only he can trust himself … not to fall head over heels for the one girl completely out of his league.

ebook, 100 pages
Expected publication: January 6th 2015 by Avon Impulse

Terri's Thoughts

I received a copy of this book from the publisher Avon Impulse via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.  It was just released on January 6th.

I will start by saying that Goodreads says this book is 100 pages.  I have no way to validate this as it was an e-book but I am pretty sure it was longer than that.  While still a quick read based on my usual reading patterns I would say it was more around 150-200 pages.

This was a really cute story.  The concept of two people who are public figures meeting and falling in love all while trying to stay out of the public eye.  I enjoyed the concept that Georgia was the daughter of the president of the USA and her interaction with her secret service agents.  That reminds me....this is the third in a series.  While I have not read the other stories and it in no way impeded the enjoyment of this one, the references to the other sisters has me interested in what occurred in their stories.

Both Georgia and Brett were solid characters.  Georgia was intelligent and ambitious without being entitled or boring.  Brett was for lack of a better word...HOT.  A sexy athlete with a charming personality and brains to boot.  I think Simcox may have captured every females fantasy with him.  The chemistry between the two was sizzling.

I felt that perhaps Brett was a little too obsessed with his background and dwelled on it as opposed to using it to motivate his future.  I suppose there would not have been much of a story if he hadn't but just a small observation on my part.  That aside there were no real character flaws.

I wont go in to much detail as it is not a long story but I will see it was an enjoyable pastime.  Those who enjoy light hearted romance will be sure to enjoy this read.  I really do need to go back to read the other two stories as I am curious as to how all of the sisters turned out.

About the Author

After spending twenty years in professional theater as a costume designer, with a few of those years also spent as a college instructor, Laura abandoned the nomadic lifestyle to sit in a comfy office chair at a second hand oak desk and write. The result? Romance novels! Her favorite thing ever since she was, oh, about twelve. She writes contemporary, light novels and enjoys creating quirky characters and funny, sexy dialogue. Still, the love story is the focus and Laura has a huge soft spot for a sappy, happy ending.

Laura lives in North Carolina with her husband (true love is real!) and her adorable, high energy four year old son who is currently obsessed with How to Train Your Dragon. And that's cool, because she trains her own little dragon every single day. For escape, she flits around on social media, so come say hi!

Twitter:  simcoxwriter

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