Saturday, December 10, 2016

Hit the Spot by J. Daniels - Book Review & Excerpt


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Review by Suze

Jamie is a famous surfer. He's cocky and he's used to getting what he wants. If he doesn't get whatever he desires straight away he will keep working for it until he does. Tori is a waitress at a restaurant and Jamie regularly eats there. He's determined to make her like him, but Tori knows he's a player and even though her stomach flutters when she's near him she doesn't listen to his pleas and keeps telling him no. Jamie calls her 'Legs', because he loves her long legs, but that isn't the only thing he likes about Tori. Will he eventually be able to convince her to give him a chance and what will happen if she does, will she indeed be the flavor of the month or are Jamie's intentions more serious this time?

Jamie is something else. There's no other main character like him. He's crude and swears a lot. He's also honest and isn't afraid to tell people how he feels. As he's a really sweet guy this makes him endearing and incredibly funny. Whenever he started to talk I had to laugh, the dialogue is hilarious and he's adorable. He wants Tori and he's going to get her and I loved reading about his tactics to make her change her mind. Tori is sweet and sensible and she thinks hooking with Jamie will only lead to heartbreak, which is why she resists temptation. It's obvious from the start that they are great together, but she doesn't dare to risk being hurt again. She and Jamie are opposites in some ways, but they have a caring nature in common, which makes them perfect for each other. It was great to see their connection evolve.

Hit the Spot is an original story and I love being surprised. There are plenty of hot scenes and the physical aspect of the relationship is quite important. I liked the constant pushing and pulling and the game playing, it's done in a clever and entertaining way. J. Daniels has a fabulous unexpected writing style and I liked the way she makes her characters come to life. Her novel is definitely something different and I enjoyed reading this unique love story very much.

Advice

If you don't mind a bit of swearing and are looking for a story with plenty of sex and humor you'll love this book.


About J. Daniels


J. Daniels is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Sweet Addiction series, the Alabama Summer series, and the Dirty Deeds series.

She would rather bake than cook, she listens to music entirely too loud, and loves writing stories her children will never read. Her husband and children are her greatest loves, with cupcakes coming in at a close second.

J. Daniels grew up in Baltimore and resides in Maryland with her family.

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Excerpt

Hammerjacks was dimly lit and packed with bodies, some dancing together and others crowding the bar, waiting to get served. I started scanning the room as I came up beside Tori, who was doing the same even though she had no idea who she was looking for.

I saw Quinn almost instantly. She wasn’t hard to spot.

The bright pink spiked-out hair helped with that.

“There,” I said, pointing in the direction of the bar where my sister was sitting on a stool, head turned away from the group of shitheads swarming her.

She was alone. That pissed me off.

She was here, in town visiting, and she was looking for ass. That pissed me off, too.

Not much I could do about the second thing, I understood it, but she was gonna hear my feelings toward the other whether she wanted to hear them or not.

“What’s her name again?” Tori asked as we made our way over.

“Quinn,” I said.

She nodded, face serious. Then she tucked stray pieces of hair behind her ears and smoothed out the rest of her pony, pulled the one sleeve of her shirt down so it exposed her shoulder and bra strap, straightened her spine, tipped her chin up, and put on a smile before rushing ahead.

“Hey, sweetie. Sorry I’m late,” Tori chirped, squeezing in between my sister and the shitheads as if they weren’t standing there. She grabbed Quinn’s face, bent down, and kissed her cheek. “I missed you. Did you miss me?” she asked, bringing both hands to Quinn’s neck and holding there while standing between her bent knees.

Tori was smiling and playing the part, leaning close and making it seem like they were really together, or at least really feeling each other. My sister was blinking up at Tori, looking baffled but also looking like she was wanting to buy everything Legs was selling.

I wasn’t surprised. Quinn shared my taste in women. And I definitely had a taste for Legs.

“Whoa, are you two…damn. Is this your girl?” one of the shitheads asked from behind Tori, pointing at the back of her.

“Jesus,” another one chimed in, looking his fill. “What are the chances of me watchin’ you two go at it? This is fuckin’ hot.”

I stepped up then, not liking the tone of this guy and the shit coming out of his mouth, and wanting to make my presence known.

He saw me approach and shot me a hard look, asking, “You gotta problem?”

“Jamie.”

Teeth clenched and fists forming, I looked to Quinn, not taking the bait he was throwing out.

She was watching me, eyes serious and mouth tight, subtly shaking her head in warning ’cause she knew I couldn’t be fighting or doing anything that could draw negative attention. Then she turned her attention onto Tori when she twisted and slid into Quinn’s lap.

“Fishing in the wrong pond, boys,” Tori informed them, sweeping her gaze over the three while putting her arm around Quinn’s shoulders and pressing close. “Get lost. We’re not interested.” Then she turned all of her attention onto my sister and amped up her game, giggling as she kept her face close to hers and running her fingers through her hair, smiling, whispering, really flirting and looking into it, all while blocking the view of the shitheads so they couldn’t watch.

And everything Legs was doing, my sister was eating up.

Wrapping her arms around Tori and holding on to her, smiling back, laughing, looking like she was falling in love and thinking this was real and something sustainable.

I was starting to regret incorporating Tori into this plan. She was a little too good at her game. Straight up. Maybe the best at it.

I was also starting to get mildly jealous watching my sister getting attention from the one woman who was hell-bent on ignoring my ass.

“Man, whatever,” the one guy said, grabbing his beer and looking to his friends. “Come on. I’m not wastin’ my time on lesbian pussy.”

His friends murmured their agreement, mentioned something about hitting up Roy’s, a bar down the street, then grabbed their beers and stepped away.

When they were out of earshot, I shifted my eyes to Legs, telling her, “Think you sold it. You can get off my sister now.”

Tori smiled proudly, lifting her shoulders with a little dance. Then she looked to Quinn, keeping the smile, and said, “Hey, I’m Tori. Your brother dragged me here, so I figured I’d offer my assistance instead of letting him handle it, since he can’t fight and all.”

“Can fight, just shouldn’t,” I corrected her. I jerked my chin. “Hop off.”

Quinn moved her hands up Tori’s back and licked her lips. “Wicked plan,” my sister told her. “I was totally into that.”

“I think it got the point across,” Tori replied. “I really like your hair, by the way.” She ran her fingers through it again. “The color looks great on you.”

“Really?”

“Absolutely. It really makes your eyes pop.”

“I was thinking about going purple…”

“Have you tried bleaching the roots and just painting the color on the ends? I think that would look amazing with purple.”

Jesus.

“Legs,” I barked.

Both of their heads whipped around and faced my direction.

“You feelin’ like gettin’ up so we can get the fuck outta here?” I asked, thinking only about the food back at her place I was wanting to eat and not about how comfortable my sister’s hands looked gripping on to Tori’s body.

“She’s fine,” Quinn offered, keeping her hands locked around Legs. “Really. She doesn’t have to move.”

I shot a glare at Quinn, communicating how I felt about that suggestion, then shifted that glare to Tori.

“I was getting up. Relax. We were just talking,” she huffed, moving off Quinn’s lap and coming to stand beside me. “You’re welcome, by the way,” she murmured.

11 comments:

  1. Loved Four Letter Word. The uniqueness and humor.

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  2. Sounds like a good book. Will have to check it out. Thanks for the review.

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  3. I'm so excited to read this book. Can't wait to get it.

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  4. Their chemistry sounds palpable!

    --Trix

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  5. Sounds like a great book. Thanks for the review. I will have to check it out.

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  6. Jamie sounds like a guy with many different sides. Not sure I would like to be called legs. Great review

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  7. Plenty of sex and laughter? Sounds perfect!

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  8. Thanks for being honest and open with your review. I don't like books that have swearing (at least, not excessively) and I blush when there are too many sexy times described. I appreciate knowing this in advance.
    Dianna

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