Thursday, 24 September 2015

Review: Doing it for Love by Cassie Mae

Cassie Mae’s charming, sexy new novel, perfect for fans of Emma Chase, puts a steamy twist on modern love as one bride-to-be tries to put the spark back in the bedroom—by any means necessary.

Elizabeth Fanning’s life looks pretty perfect, judging by the diamond ring on her finger. Her fiancé, Landon, is sweet, handsome, and hilarious. The trouble is, before they’ve even tied the knot, their sex life has gone from mind-blowing to “meh”—and Liz isn’t ready to be part of an old married couple. After a cathartic call to her best friend, Liz comes up with a brilliant idea. She and Landon may never be able to re-create the magic of their first time, but how amazing would their wedding night be if everything below the neck was off-limits until then?

Liz thinks it’ll bring them closer together. Landon’s convinced she’ll cave first. So they raise the stakes: Whoever lasts longer gets to pick their honeymoon destination. With her heart set on the Bahamas and Landon fighting for snowbound Utah, Liz simply has to win. But pretty soon, her body is screaming for attention, and Landon’s never seemed so far away. Has Liz’s experiment backfired? Losing their little competition would be frustrating—but the one thing she can’t afford to lose is him.

ebook, 282 pages
Expected publication: September 29th 2015 by Loveswept 
Series: All About Love #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance/New Adult

Kristine's Thought:

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

Before I start writing down my thoughts on this book I feel the need to mention the dedication. I would like to personally thank Cassie Mae for dedicating this book to me!

"Dedicated to anyone who is married to someone who leaves their socks on the floor, and you love them anyway."

Doing it for Love is a humorous story about a young couple as they approach the next step in their relationship. Liz thinks that her sex life with Landon is too "peas and carrots" and that it already looks like an old married couple. She thinks that if they refrain for the five months until their wedding night that it will be wild and crazy like when they first got together. With both of them wanting different locations for the honeymoon they make a bet to see who will cave first.

Taking out the physical aspect of the relationship, both become more hyper aware of each other and everything else. Although the anticipation puts an extra spark in their relationship it also brings forward insecurities and complications that they were not expecting.

This book is really about the emotions and fears involved in taking the next step but told in a humorous way. It has them questioning if they are ready and responsible enough to take on forever. There are numerous laugh out loud moments and comments throughout the book that make it different from other love stories. Both Liz and Landon are quirky and hilarious in the way they interact with each other.

I found myself really enjoying this book and relating to it in many ways. My husband and I were roughly the same age as Liz and Landon when we got married and I got it. I thought the two of them were cute together and I loved the banter between them. Liz did get on my nerves a couple of times but I think that may have been intentional on the part of the author. The reader did need to see her bridezilla side after all.

I am definitely looking forward to the next book in this series and I hope it is as funny as this one!


About the Author
Cassie Mae (who dons the name Becca Ann on occasion) is the author of a few hundred… okay, maybe not that many… books. Some of which became popular for their quirky titles, characters, and stories. She likes writing about nerds, geeks, the awkward, the fluffy, the short, the shy, the loud, the fun.

Since publishing her bestselling debut, Reasons I Fell for the Funny Fat Friend, she has published and sold books to Random House, Swoon Romance, and Spencer Hill Press. She has a favorite of all her babies, but no, she won’t tell you what it is. (Mainly because it changes depending on the day.)

Along with writing, Cassie likes to binge watch Teen Wolf and The Big Bang Theory. She can quote Harry Potter lines quick as a whip. And she likes kissing her hubby, but only if his facial hair is trimmed. She also likes cheesecake to a very obsessive degree.

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