(One Wild Wish #1)
Author: Kelly Siskind
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: September 27th, 2017
Running into your one-night stand is a special kind of awkward. Competing against him in a wine tasting contest is delicious torment…
On Rachel’s twenty-seventh birthday, she wishes to finally find a rewarding job. What she doesn’t wish is to drink a boatload of wine, sleep with a tattooed bad boy, and drunk email her boss in one glorious, career-ending move. But the fiasco pushes her to pursue a career inspired by her late father’s love of wine: sommelier.
Unfortunately, she’s competing against her infuriating one-night stand, a man as intoxicating as a Pinot Noir.
Two years ago, Jimmy was set to inherit his family winery. Then it got ripped from his grasp. To close that dark chapter of his life, he plans to win a local sommelier contest and use the press to expose his family’s tainted wines.
Jimmy loves studying the streaks of alcohol that cling to a wineglass, known as the wine’s “legs,” but other shapely legs are stealing his focus. Tantalizing legs. Legs that had wrapped around his waist for one wild night. Jimmy, sadly, has a weakness for legs.
He also hates to lose.
LEGS is a full-length, standalone Smart, Sexy Romantic Comedy with a swoony Happily Ever After. No cheating or cliff-hangers here! Perfect for fans of Christina Lauren, Avery Flynn, Alice Clayton, Emma Chase, and Lauren Blakely.
4 “Talk dirty to me” Stars.
ARC provided by the author. Thank you!!!
New Kelly Siskind book? Of course I was immediately in, and I’m so glad I got the chance to read this.
If you have read this author’s previous works, you’ll know she always finds a way to insert humor in her swoony, sexy stories, and Legs is no different. There are some pretty funny situations featured in this book, and an overall “feel good”, “keep smiling while you read” vibe to it.
Something else that won’t be lacking in Kelly Siskind’s love stories is sexy times. Lots of it. Whether the characters are actually doing it or simply looking at each other, you’ll get the sexy vibe and it’ll leave you breathless.
The chemistry between Rachel and Jimmy was craaazyyy (BTW, if you haven’t already, go read Chasing Crazy, this author’s debut). From the moment they met, which was hilarious, these two were on fire.
I have to confess I had a “WTF” moment when Rachel and Jimmy’s first time (no spoilers, since the blurb calls Jimmy her one-night stand) faded to black. One part of me was sort of glad that I didn’t see it because I’m not a fan of characters getting to it in the first few chapters. I like my angst, slow burn and tension, thank you very much. But another part was seriously wondering why this author wasn’t using her great sex-scene writing powers. Then, one I realized the fade to black helped the character’s arc AND kept the tension between them, I was thankful the author chose that path.
And let me tell you about that tension. While Rachel did her best to avoid falling back into bad-boy, tattooed, Mom-will-never-approve Jimmy’s bed, he didn’t give up. The man was relentless in a dirty-talking way. Dude, that man’s dirty mouth.
I can’t even tell you how much my love for Jimmy grew every time he opened his mouth. LOL.
Another super positive aspect of Legs was its focus on wine as the connecting theme between the characters. I confess I know nothing about wine, but I love drinking it, so I was happy to learn a little bit more about it.
Rachel and Jimmy’s passion for wine bled through the pages, but didn’t take over the story in a way that pushed the romance or their individual subplots aside. In fact, it helped connect all those elements. Wine was a part of Jimmy’s arc with his family and Rachel’s search for a fulfilling career. It was also what brought those two together.
In the end, Legs only proved that I did right when I rushed to request Kelly Siskind’s new book. This author balances the right amount of heat, romance and humor in her stories, creating the kind of romance books I fall hard for.
Guest review contributed by U.S. – Brazil Book Review. As a book review diplomat of sorts, this blogger reviews books in English and Portuguese. If there’s romance in the book, she’s probably loving it.