REVIEW – SEX, NOT LOVE by Vi Keeland

SYNOPSIS

From #1 New York Times Bestseller Vi Keeland, comes a new, sexy standalone novel.

My relationship with Hunter Delucia started backwards.

We met at a wedding—him sitting on the groom’s side, me sitting on the bride’s. Stealing glances at each other throughout the night, there was no denying an intense, mutual attraction.

I caught the bouquet; he caught the garter. Hunter held me tightly while we danced and suggested we explore the chemistry sparking between us. His blunt, dirty mouth should’ve turned me off. But for some crazy reason, it had the opposite effect on me.

We ended up back in my hotel room. The next morning, I headed home to New York leaving him behind in California with the wrong number.

I thought about him often, but after my last relationship, I’d sworn off of charming, cocky, gorgeous-as-sin men. A year later, Hunter and I met again at the birth of our friends’ baby. Our attraction hadn’t dulled one bit. After a whirlwind trip, he demanded a real phone number this time. So I left him with my mother’s—she could scare away any man with her talks of babies and marriage—and flew back home.

I’d thought it was funny, until the following week when he rang the bell at Mom’s house for Sunday night dinner. The crazy, gorgeous man had won over my mother and taken an eight-week assignment in my city. He proposed we spend that time screwing each other out of our systems.

Eight weeks of mind-blowing sex with no strings attached? What did I have to lose?

Nothing, I thought.
It’s just sex, not love.
But you know what they say about the best laid plans…

 

 

*****Mel’s Review*****

5 She’s My One Stars!

-“You look in the rearview mirror too often, sometimes you miss what’s right in front of you.”

 

 

Natalia Rossi is s gorgeous 28 yr. old divorced Italian woman living in New York. She dates, but doesn’t really put herself out there since men only ever let her down. She’s happy with her job as a behavioral therapist, & has a close family, and great friends. When her best friend Anna is getting married, she heads to California for the wedding. She’s introduced to the grooms best friend, Hunter Delucia, and sparks fly. Hunter lives in LA, and is a commercial builder who has a degree in architectural engineering. They share an instant crazy attraction. Hunter is sexy, confident, charming, and extremely blunt with his dirty mouth. He doesn’t hide how much he wants Natalia, and is very direct about wanting to explore their insane chemistry. Not ready to let anyone in, Nat shares some fun, flirty banter and a few hot as hell kisses with this delicious man, and then boards a plane, and returns to her life in New York.

 

Not one to give up, Hunter is persistent, and chases after Natalia for almost a year trying to wear her down. He still wants her desperately & when he takes a two month assignment in her city they cross paths again. He works hard to remind her of the fire between them when they touch, and to sell her on the no strings mutually beneficial fun they could have together. Just sex, no love, & an expiration date. Sounds perfect until feelings develop. Can they walk away once the heart becomes involved?

 

 

-“I think you stole a piece of my heart the first night we met.”

-I was utterly and completely lost in this man.

 

I adored everything about this book! It reminded me why I enjoy reading a story by Vi Keeland. She creates men that make me swoon & smile like crazy while reading. This book had so much humor, was super sexy, & has a man you will absolutely fall in love with. Hunter Delucia totally stole my heart!

 

 

 

 

*****Patty’s Review*****

*****4.5 STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

I used to think Hunter Delucia had stolen a piece of my heart. But I was wrong. Because eventually, even the heart stops beating. This man stole a piece of my soul—because the soul lives forever, and so will my love for this beautiful man.

 

 

SEX, NOT LOVE, the latest by Vi Keeland, has yet another absolutely perfect book boyfriend who is sure to steal your hearts. Hunter Delucia has that signature brand of cockiness and charm that Keeland continuously delivers in her stories. The story deals with some pretty heavy subject matter and there are a lot of heartbreaking moments to endure. This was not a romantic comedy but still as fabulous as the author’s previously published books.

Hunter and Natalia are two people who have a phobia of commitment. They each have something in their past that has them holding back from giving themselves completely to another person. They meet at their best friend’s wedding where Hunter is the best man and Natalia is the maid of honor. From the start, these two have insane chemistry and the flirtatious sexual banter between them, which is mostly coming from Hunter, heightens the anticipation for the couple to connect. But theirs isn’t a quick and easy path to hot and steamy sexual gratification and ultimately love. Hunter lives in California and Natalia resides in NYC. Also, Natalia is putting up all of her defenses because she refuses to let another beautiful man wreck her heart, and she knows going down this road with Hunter is guaranteed heartbreak for her.

 

 

Hunter is a very determined man. He always gets what he wants and Natalia’s repeated rejection only helps to motivate Hunter to up his game. When the walls eventually come down, the passion they create is like nothing they’ve ever experienced before. The problem is while they agreed that what they had was exclusive but strictly for fun when the time comes to end things, Natalia’s heart has been invested while Hunter wants to stick to the agreement.

All of his actions are telling a different story. It’s clear that Natalia has stolen his heart but for some reason, he’s unwilling to give their love a chance. The past is holding him prisoner and has stolen his ability to hope.

Will Hunter be able to let Natalia go when all is said and done?

Here are my overall ratings on the book:

Heroes: 5
Heroine: 4
Plot: 5
Angst: 4.5
Steam: 5
Chemistry Between Hero & Heroine: 5

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