Sunday, 26 March 2017

Review: His to Seduce by Stacey Lynn

An honorable man who’s lost his way . . . A career woman who hides behind her button-up suits . . . Unexpected romance is the specialty at the Fireside Grill as Stacey Lynn’s captivating series comes full circle.
Becoming an ER doctor had been David McGregor’s mission ever since he could remember. But after tragedy strikes at his hospital in Chicago, David runs away from the guilt—all the way back to Latham Hills, Michigan, where he takes a job tending bar at his childhood friend’s restaurant. That’s how he meets Camden Reed, and the way Camden refuses to give him the time of day should be a turnoff. Instead, he’s drawn to her tough, tightly wound exterior, and soon David realizes that he has a new mission: to see her tightly wound beneath him.

Camden’s fighting tooth and nail to resist the desire she feels for David. Growing up dirt-poor, raised by a single mother, she worked twice as hard to get where she is today, and she doesn’t have any patience for the kind of guy who’d give up a decent paycheck to sling drinks. But when the sexual tension finally combusts between the sheets, Camden discovers that people aren’t always what they seem. As David pushes her past her limits, Camden begins to loosen up—and to trust that, when she falls, there will be someone waiting to catch her.

Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 238 pages
Published March 21st 2017 by Loveswept 
Series: Fireside #4
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Kristine's Thoughts:

** I received an advanced readers copy from Loveawept via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!**

His to Seduce is the fourth book in the Fireside series but it can be read as a stand alone. Each book is about a different set of characters and the characters from each previous books are only secondary characters in the books that follow. I have had the opportunity to read the entire series from the beginning.

I liked this book but not as much as I liked the second and third instalment of this series. This and the first instalment were average but I adored the two in the middle. Sounds strange right? Seriously though, this series did not seem to follow the same unspoken rule where the first is best and it's downhill from there. I guess it was more like an Oreo cookie where the goodness is found in the middle.

I liked Camden and I liked David but what stopped me from loving their story as much as some of their Fireside friends was that the book started with sex. It literally began with them having sex and then some more and then some more. I'm no prude and I like a good detailed sex scene or two in my reading but give me a story first. Build me a connection and drizzle it with chemistry and then throw in the between the sheets action. That, to me, is so much hotter than just two random people having sex. There was a tiny bit of flirting between the two of them in the previous book but they were only secondary characters and if you didn't read that instalment you wouldn't know.

Eventually the story did take over and that was when I started to enjoy the book more. Learning about both of their pasts and the struggles they had was when I couldn't stop turning the pages. As is typical with any good contemporary romance, there were many obstacles that they had to overcome to be together on an emotional level. The physical cam easy, it was the rest that they struggled with.

I'm not sure if there will be any more books in this series. All of the characters seem to have gotten a story. However, if by some chance there comes a new Fireside resident, I will certainly be anxious to read it.

About the Author
Stacey Lynn is a simple girl raised in the Midwest. Over the long, frigid winters, she would read every book she could get her hands on, from John Grisham and Danielle Steel to Ann M. Martin and C. S. Lewis. She began writing poems and short stories long before she reached high school, and now, as a wife and mother to four children, she finds solace from the craziness of her life by creating steamy, sexy stories. After publishing her first book, what began as a hobby has now turned into an unending passion.


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