CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE (sodobni roman)

The Hotter They Come by Roxanne D. Howard

The Hotter They Come (Romancing the Seas, #1)

Title // Naslov: The Hotter They Come

Author // Avtorica: Roxanne D. Howard

Release Date // Datum izdaje: September 11th 2018 (11. september 2018)

Genre // Žanr: Contemporary Romance, sodobni roman

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Blurb:

Captain Jack Spencer owns and runs a whale watching company, Ahoy, Matey. When his business takes off, a jealous rival wants him and his company gone. Jack has no idea the delectable Piper Goldhirsch is tasked with scuttling everything he’s worked for – he’s too caught up in their magnetic attraction and her web of lies.

​Piper Goldhirsch, head reporter for the tabloid TV show Business Buster, is all work and no play. When she and the all too tempting Jack Spencer have a one-night stand that turns out to be the greatest sex of her life, she is haunted by the powerful magic between them. Sent undercover to expose his whale watching business, she is torn between her assignment and the first man she has ever wanted. With her happiness on the line, Piper has only one choice.

 

Povzetek iz zadnje strani:

Kapitan Jack Spencer ima v lasti in vodi podjetje za ogled kitov, Ahoy, Matey. Ko njegov posel zacveti, se ga ljubosumni nasprotnik želi znebiti. Jack ne ve, da ima očarljiva Piper Goldhirsch nalogo, da uniči, vse, kar je ustvaril – preveč je zaposlen z njuno medsebojno privlačnostjo in mrežo laži.

​Piper Goldhirsch, glavna novinarka za tabloidni TV šov Business Buster, je samo delo in nič zabave. Ko imata ona in privlačni Jack Spencer avanturo za eno noč, ki se izkaže za najboljši seks njenega življenja, jo začne mogočna magija med njima loviti. Poslana pod krinko, da razkrije njegov posel opazovanja kitov, se znajde na precepu med njeno nalogo in prvim moškim, ki ga je kdajkoli želela. Z njeno srečo na nitki, ima Piper le eno možnost.

 

My thoughts:

Here’s the thing, I loved how this story started – masquerade ball? I’m in. But their one night stand was honestly cringe worthy. It all happened too fast (before the sex I mean), it lacked details and suddenly they started having sex. Like I need to feel the chemistry first, you know? Reading the sex part made me cringe and I just didn’t feel connected to the characters at that point.

I know I’m repeating myself from book to book but this one was short also. Too short. In fact, when I requested this book I didn’t even know it has less than 100 pages! I didn’t check on Goodreads. The story continues in the second book which -again- has less than 100 pages. I was not impressed with this and I was and still am pissed at an author to do that. Why not make one book with a decent amount of pages? Is it the need to make more money? Or the ”cliffhanger” so readers would want to know how their story continues?

I hate cliffhangers, especially if I am not warned in advance there is one (some books have that mentioned on NetGalley, this one didn’t). I would overlook the pacing of this book and give it 4 stars but this ending pissed me so much I am giving it 3 stars. I will not continue with this story, I am not interested in what happens to them and I will check the next time for cliffhangers if I’ll read a book by this author.

 

ARC provided via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

 

Moje misli:

Stvar je taka, všeč mi je bil začetek zgodbe – ples v maskah? Štej me zraven. Toda njuna aferica za eno noč me ni navdušila. Vse se je dogajalo prehitro (pred samim seksom), manjkale so podrobnosti in kar naenkrat sta seksala. Najprej moram občutiti kemijo med njima, a veš? Ko sem brala o tem, se preprosto nisem čutila povezano z junakoma.

Vem, da se ponavljam od knjige do knjige toda tudi ta je bila kratka. Prekratka. V bistvu, ko sem zaprosila za ARC nisem vedela, da ima manj kot 100 strani! Valda nisem preverila na Goodreadsu. Zgodba se nadaljuje v drugi knjigi, ki ima -ponovno- manj kot 100 strani. To me ni pritegnilo in še vedno sem jezna na avtorico, da je to naredila. Zakaj ne bi naredila spodobne knjige s primernim številom strani? Je morda kriva potreba po več zaslužla? Ali cliffhanger, zato da bodo bralci želeli izvedeti, kako se njuna zgodba konča?

Sovražim cliffhangerje, še posebno, če na njih nisem že vnaprej opozorjena (nekatere knjige imajo vsaj opombo na NetGalleyu, ta ga ni imela). Spregledala bi hitrost zgodbe in ji dala 4 zvezdice ampak me je konec tako razjezil, da ji dajem 3. S to zgodbo ne bom nadaljevala, ne zanima me kaj se zgodi z junakoma in drugič bom dvakrat preverila, da ni cliffhangerjem, če bom brala še kakšno knjigo te avtorice.

 

ARC (Knjiga, ki jo bralci v roke dobimo pred njeno izdajo) je bila zagotovljena preko spletne strani NetGalley v zameno za iskreno oceno. Knjigo sem prebrala in ocenila prostovoljno. Vse misli in mnenja so izključno moja.

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