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4 out of 5
Fearless by Tawny Weber
published by Cosmo Red Hot Reads from Harlequin
release date: September 17, 2013
provided by NetGalley
Fearless is what appears to be the first title in a new series, The Girlz Guide to Gettin’ It. I hope so because I love romance novels in which the protagonist has a group of female friends who help her plot her escapades. It’s at one of these gal pal get togethers that our heroine Gia gets a bit tipsy and shares a few details on her ultimate sexual fantasy. You see Gia is a bit inhibited. She’s never had the opportunity to let loose and get totally dirty like her besties.
The plot hinges on her friends helping her to arrange her fantasy. Not only does she want red hot sex, she wants it with Luke, a total stud from her office. He’s more on the PR end of things while she deals with tech stuff. He hasn’t noticed her up until now and she doesn’t feel as if it’s likely to happen anytime soon (and he maybe be moving to a different company, snap, get on that!).
With the help of her friends Gia is able to find out the best place to snag Luke. He has a business meeting coming up in Vegas. What could be a better location for a weekend of sin than Sin City itself? In the ultimate act of sassiness and self preservation Gia gets a red hot makeover. It not only acts as bait for Luke but also a disguise. This was super relateable to me since I’m also a bit unsure of myself.
The Vegas fantasy goes off with only a couple of hitches, Luke isn’t quite as easy and uncomplicated as he seems and Gina cuts the weekend short when she starts catching feelings. The sex scenes are hot, although there is a bit of straight up “oh yeah, I came just from penetration” stuff that always irks me but I suppose that’s a preference.
The rest of the book involves how both Gia and Luke handle the fallout from their weekend of hot times once they are back in the corporate world.
I recommend Fearless if you are looking for a light, sexy read with a makeover! (Yes, I’m a huge fan of makeovers, I can’t help it).
excerpt from the author’s official site
They’d kicked off the evening with Caryn telling them all about her latest sexy hookup, in very graphic detail.
Gia couldn’t remember the last time she’d had graphic details worth sharing. Not like Caryn’s, which included a Thai restaurant after hours, coconut martinis and silk scarves. But that was Caryn. She saw something she wanted and she made it happen. Sometimes it happened with curry.
Or there were the impossible-to-compete with details of Jessa’s Caribbean cruise last year. On the first day, she’d met her dream guy, spent the next five days being romanced and five nights being sexually worshiped. Then, to top it off, she’d brought the guy home and married him.
And Sara, well, Sara had almost too many details. Dramatic details, sure. But they were still details. This month she couldn’t decide if she was in love with a guy she’d met at a club last month or her ex-girlfriend who kept calling. Sara bounced from sexual adventure to heartache to despair and right back in lust again.
And then there was Gia. It wasn’t like she was the sad and lonely friend. She’d had boyfriends. She’d enjoyed plenty of good sex and knew her way around an orgasm. But none of her adventures included scarves, cruises or kink.
Not like her friends.
Jessa was the princess. Pretty, pampered and sweet, she’d always inspired guys to fall at her feet.
Caryn, on the other hand, was a ball breaker. She had a plan and worked it. She had guys at her feet, too, but usually on a leash.
Sara flew through life, and sex, like it was an all-night buffet and she was starving. She never stayed still long enough for guys to even find her feet.
And then there was Gia. Good ole average Gia. Dependable, nice, cute.
Not phenomenal. Not horrible.
“Gia? What’re you craving?” Jessa asked from where she lounged on the couch, her head back on the pillow to better enjoy the moisturizing benefits of her facial mask.
Slicking another coat of midnight crimson polish over her nails, Gia absently finished her thought aloud, “A wild sexual adventure that includes chocolate, feathers and three dozen orgasms?”
The room went silent. Even the iPod, playing Rihanna in the background, seemed to quiet.
Oh shit. Had she said that aloud?
Gia looked up to find three sets of eyes locked on her in varying states of shock and amusement. She winced, then carefully pushed her martini glass away.
For more Fearless fun check out this page on the author’s site which features info on a blog tour, Facebook and twitter launch party for the novel.
You can order Fearless here on Amazon.