Published by: Self-Published on January 25, 2014
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Source: The Author
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No sex outside of the game.
No disclosing the terms of the contract.
Rules were made to be broken, right?
Eight weeks ago I signed a contract. One that seemed like a good idea at the time. A handsome bachelor, luxury accommodations, and a chance to win a prize my family desperately needed. There were some rules though. Lots of them actually. Follow the script, no dating, sex, or disclosing the terms of the deal. After my self-imposed moratorium on men the last year, it wouldn’t be hard to live up to my end of the bargain…so I thought. Until I realized the deal I’d made was with the devil…and I was in love with his dirty-talking brother.
I received this book for free from The Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Also by this author: Worth the Fight
One Line: A bit too much unrealistic sex, but I still liked the book.
In My Opinion: Add to cart!
I’ve always enjoyed a Keeland book, but you have to know that her books focus more on sex and intimate scenes as opposed to anything else. However, she adds an entertaining story for her characters surrounding all the sex, so it works out and I don’t feel like “it’s just about the sex”. Something about her writing just draws me in, and Throb is no different. I was definitely drawn to the whole “dating show” idea and it was fun seeing it play out while Kate fell for a guy who wasn’t even on the show.
Kate and Cooper’s relationship was pretty hot, but it was also very sweet and fun. They had a playful dialogue and they clicked pretty easily. A lot of it is predictable, but not in a way that turned me off from their story. I especially enjoyed their poker games and Kate being superstitious. Those moments left me smiling and laughing a lot while reading. Most of the focus was on them, so there weren’t really any secondary characters that I cared for too much, which kind of bummed me out.
My only real gripe with the book was the sheer amount of sex these two had. Once they got started, it was practically all the time. Every time they could sneak a moment alone together. I get that they’re passionate and their chemistry is pretty hot, but I have to wonder how Kate’s bajingo wasn’t fricked raw with as many times they had sex, especially when they did it so much in a given day.
That being said, overall, I still really enjoyed the book and I flew through it pretty quickly. The characters were decent and I liked the whole reality TV dating show aspect. It was a fun topic to read about. There’s nothing serious or deep about it, but that was part of its charm. I think this would be a perfect light romance, with plenty of sexy scenes, if that’s your kind of thing. As long as you can overlook how certain things are brushed over and the unrealistic aspect that I mentioned above, then it’s good. Just don’t overthink it, and enjoy it for what it is and you won’t be disappointed.