Tuesday, July 31, 2012

REVIEW: Love Kinection by Jennifer James

Recap:

All that Valentine’s Day stuff? Rubbish! Abby was left at the alter one year ago on V-day and still hasn’t gotten over it. She plans to spend this one with a ménage of men by the names of Ben, Jerry, and Reisling. Her wine and ice cream plans are diverted when she drops her phone, breaking the screen, and somehow manages to make plans to have the office hottie, Tom, come over and that night and fix it for her. He shows up with X-box and dinner in tow. Can a weekend of fun and games (and more) with Tom change Abby’s view of stupid Cupid?

Title:  Love Kinection
Series:  N/A
Book #: N/A
Author:  Jennifer James
Approximate Book Length:  77 Pages
Recommended Reader Age:  18+
Sexual Content:  Moderate

Thoughts:

My favorite part about this book is probably the argument between Abby and Tom over who’s the bigger nerd. When JJ was writing this story, she put a FB call out to all her nerdy friends to give her a bunch of references. While cool, I feared it might turn into reference soup and go a little overboard. Oh how could I have had so little faith? She’s managed to pack all kinds of nerd candy in there with a flavor for every geek without it feeling like trying too hard. It was a lot of fun, and oh so satisfying as a Joss Whedon geek myself!

The romance side is sweet, but incredibly sexy too. Their chemistry is so strong, and the connection they develop so authentic, I found myself feeling like I was in the story with them. Tom’s got a lot of walls to break down in Abby before he’s really got a shot, and he’s just patient and tender enough to do it. Abby, despite being hurt so badly by a cheating man and spiteful sister, catches on to the notion that she shouldn’t fear Tom fast enough to be able to work out her issues before her inner bitch drives him away. Better yet, she gets a chance to prove how far she’s come, bonding them for sure.

In Conclusion:

Compelling characters, witty banter, and sizzling sexual tension make Love Kinection a smash hit for anyone’s hopeless romantic inner geek. I had high expectations, and this book lived up to them all. Go pick this one up for a sassy summer read!

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