Licked by Brooke Blaine
As the owner of Licked, an eclectic ice creamery and bar, Ryleigh Phillips doesn’t have time for that love stuff. Serving up Nibble My Nuts sundaes and Drunken Sailor boozy shakes are as close to an orgasmic affair as she’s had in months thanks to her expanding empire—until the night of her ten-year high school reunion.
When Ryleigh’s crush, gorgeous ex-football god Cameron Mathis, comes streaking into her life (literally—streaking), she begins to wonder if she really can have it all.
Wouldn’t it just figure that the moment you think life is perfect is when it falls spectacularly apart?
Enter Hunter Morgan, the contractor in charge of Licked’s renovations. Devastatingly handsome, and smartass to boot, he’s got his eyes on Ryleigh from the moment he finds her passed out on his couch (yeah, that’s a long story). There’s just one tiny complication—he happens to be Cameron’s best friend.
When the lines between relationships and friendships blur, and it’s impossible to choose between two delicious flavors, what’s a girl to do? Taste a sample of each? Or go out and get LICKED?
This book was hilarious. It was sweet, sexy, sassy and full of fun. A very enjoyable read that I recommend to anyone wanting a fun read with very little angst.
Please do not over look this book based on the blurb, like I almost did. I kept putting this off because I will not read triangles, they are the bane of my existence. This is an angst free zone, in which the characters act like adults most of the time and the triangle is cleared quickly and perfectly early on.
I laughed a lot, swooned quite a bit, laughed a lot more, blushed a bit at the sexy times and dirty talk, and drooled over Hunter the entire time. This book was crazy at times, sweet at times, fall on the floor funny at times and just a touch angsty. I highly recommend this to anyone who can appreciate a little booze with their ice cream and the fabulously dirty names for each flavor. I personally would kill to have a shop like this near me, although I would probably weigh 300 lbs.
A review copy was provided by Rock Star PR for an honest review.
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About the Author
Flash Point is Brooke’s debut solo novel, and she is the co-author of the erotic serial, A Desperate Man, with Ella Frank. The latter has scarred her conservative southern family for life, bless their hearts. Licked, a romantic comedy, will be released on November 11th, 2015.
If you’d like to get in touch with her, she’s easy to find – just keep an ear out for the Rick Astley ringtone that’s dominated her cell phone for ten years.
You could say Brooke Blaine was a book-a-holic from the time she knew how to read; she used to tell her mother that curling up with one at 4 a.m. before elementary school was her ‘quiet time.’ Not much has changed except for the espresso I.V. pump she now carries around and the size of her onesie pajamas.
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