Love So Hot (Lawsons #1)
by Marquita Valentine
Bank Teller and all around good girl, Sydney McKnight, is tired of being the girl all the guys want to have as a friend. Who better to help unleash her inner vixen than her best friend and secret crush, Brody Lawson? Only, Sydney has no idea how to ask him, without their friendship going up in flames, until that is, the town of Jessamine's annual Firemen's Auction gives her the perfect excuse to set her plan into motion.
Fire Captain Brody Lawson has been in love with his best friend, Sydney, for years, but he would never risk their friendship by confessing his feelings to her. So, when Sydney beats out the competition to buy his time at the annual Firemen's Auction, Brody can hardly believe his luck until she asks him to teach her how to seduce a fellow fireman.
Now, it’s up to Brody to show Sydney how perfect she already is and convince her that the only man for her is him, because if Sydney is going to seduce any man, it’s going to be him. And once he has her in his bed, he’s not letting her go.
I've never been a huge fan of friends to lovers stories and Love So Hot is a perfect example of why. How can you be best friends with someone for years and not know that they're in love with you or vice versa? I mean, you would think it would be pretty obvious, right?!
That being said, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to read about a sexy firefighter and I had hoped that Brody and Sydney's story would surpass my expectations. Unfortunately it didn't quite do it for me.
Brody and Sydney have been best friends for years and Sydney has always been in love with him, while he recently realized that he was in love with her. With the help of her friends, Sydney gets Brody to teach her to seduce a fellow firefighter, all the while hoping that he'll realize that he's in love with her. Of course Brody agrees while hoping that she'll fall in love with him... See where this is going?
I had a really hard time connecting with both Sydney and Brody. In all honesty, I didn't really feel the love that they supposedly felt for each other... Especially toward the end when Brody totally shut down on her when he found out that she wasn't really trying to seduce another firefighter in the first place.
While I didn't exactly love the story, I absolutely loved Kyle... The rookie firefighter that Sydney supposedly had her sights set on. And honestly, he's the only reason I gave Love So Hot 3 stars instead of 2. The epilogue did intrigue me though so I'll probably check out Lucas' story, Love So True, when it comes out.
New York Times Bestselling Author, Marquita Valentine, writes sexy heroes that make you swoon and sassy heroines that make you laugh. She’s the author of the bestselling contemporary romance series, Holland Springs, and the new adult romance series, Boys of the South.
Marquita met her husband aka Hot Builder at Sonic when they were in high school. She suggests this location to all of her single friends in search of a good man—and if that doesn't work, they can console themselves with cheesy tatertots. She lives in North Carolina in a very, very small town with Hot Builder and their two children.
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Disclosure: I was provided with an ARC of Love So Hot in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.