January 17, 2017

BLOG TOUR REVIEW: Big Shot (Book Boyfriend #1)

The awesome writing duo of Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde are at it again. BIG SHOT is out now, and it's a great start to their new Book Boyfriends series. Check out my review and find out why you need to meet Wes Sinclair TODAY.

Big Shot (Book Boyfriends #1), by Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde
Publish Date:
January 17, 2017
Publisher: self-published
Format: e-ARC, provided by the authors and Social Butterfly PR
Genre: adult contemporary romance
To Buy: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Rating: 4 STARS

(Synopsis) Wes Sinclair is a notorious heart-breaker, a hot as sin bad boy with a panty-dropping smile no woman can resist. Except for his prim and proper adversary, Natalie Prescott, who seems immune to his flirtatious charms. While she's become a permanent fixture in his dirtiest, most scandalous fantasies, she wants nothing to do with him, or his seductive promises. Challenge accepted. His goal? To bring her to her knees, make her beg, and show her just how good being bad can be.

And it all started with a bet...

How many times in romance books have we seen bets blow up in the faces of those who make them? And, certainly, in this case, the bet definitely doesn't go as planned. However, in this case, the bet going awry was exactly what Wes and Natalie needed to catapult them from the friend zone and plant them squarely in lovers lane. 

Natalie and Wes are both realtors in a competitive luxury housing market. Natalie has made great strides as the new kid on the block. She's been busting her hump to try and convince her brother and Wes that they made a mistake when they decided not to hire her at their realty firm. Wes is still, however, one of the biggest fish in the sea, so when he challenges Natalie to a bet - first one to sell a high-priced luxury home wins - he knew her competitive nature wouldn't allow her to back down. 

The results of the bet put them in each other's immediate orbit. This is both a curse and a coup for Wes. He's lusted after Natalie for years, but as his BFF's little sister, she was always off the market to him. Now he gets to see her much more frequently, and it's not long before he can't help but give in to temptation. 

Really, Wes should've given himself a break. Because Natalie's had the same feelings as he for even longer. And she sees this as an opportunity to finally get Wes to notice her as more than Connor's little sister. And she pulls out all the stops. I really loved Natalie's character. She could've been all swoony and stupid when Wes started showing her extra affection. But, that's not her. She's driven and ambitious and smart. She approaches problems from a calculating angle and attacks them with vicious skill and wit. She goes after what she wants, even though she knows it may not work out for her in the end. 

Big Shot was a quick, light and easy read. There's not a ton of angst or drama. There's some super hot scenes between Wes and Natalie, which only made their chemistry even better. Big Shot is told in dual POV, so we get both Wes' and Natalie's perspective on their situation. I laughed a lot while reading this book, which always makes things even more fun. I also enjoyed getting to know all of Wes' friends and co-workers, who will, I presume, be the other book boyfriends in this series. We've only scratched the surface with most of them, and I'm dying to know more.

Carly Phillips is the N.Y. Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of over 50 sexy contemporary romance novels, including the Indie published, Dare to Love Series. She is happily married to her college sweetheart, the mother of two nearly adult daughters and three crazy dogs. Carly loves social media and is always around to interact with her readers.

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Erika Wilde (aka Janelle Denison) is the USA Today bestselling author of over 50 contemporary romances for multiple print publishers.

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