While Lyssa manages her romantic risks by deleting men from of the equation, the ever-charming Hayden protects his heart by diversifying his love life across multiple women. As the two young professionals travel together around the country for business, their flirty working relationship develops into a close friendship that hurtles toward something more. Between hot tub confessions in Baltimore, an accidental kiss in Dallas, and an all-nighter in Chicago, Hayden proves himself to be better than any fantasy.
Nicki writes with two goals in mind: #1 to keep the characters realistic, even when their circumstances are anything but, and #2 to make the reader feel. Watch for her new title Vibrizzio, coming in 2015 from Swoon Romance. Her published works include Three Daves, a light-hearted romantic romp through a 1980s college campus, Divine Temptation, a romantic novel of angelic proportions, and Hans & Greta: a Twisted Fairy Tale Novella. Her published short stories include “Sway” (available as a single), “I Don’t Do Valentine’s Day” (part of A Valentine Anthology), and “Impressionism 101” (included in the debut issue of Insatiable: The Magazine of Paranormal Desire
I received this ARC for free in exchange for an honest review.
Lyssa is an investment analyst whose boyfriend is a skinny nerd named Keith. Keith buys her a vibrator to spice up their sex life, but when Lyssa really enjoys the vibrator, Keith gets insanely jealous and makes her choose between him and “it”. Lyssa nicknames the vibrator, Vibrizzio, and decides she doesn’t need a man to be happy when she can get all the pleasure she needs from a piece of plastic.
Lyssa is put on a special project at work, called Project Pineapple, and partnered up with a hottie named Hayden. He is curious about Lyssa but she can’t figure out why. Hayden finds out about Vibrizzio in an unfortunate incident at the airport and teases Lyssa about it.
Hayden tends to try to protect his heart by basically playing the field and being with many different women. This doesn’t sit well with Lyssa and she lets Hayden know it after one of his trysts. When the opportunity arises for Hayden to date Lyssa’s friend Trish, Lyssa tries her best to be okay with it and Hayden knows this.
There is so much witty banter between the characters in this book! I love it! The characters were very well developed and I could see them being real people. Lyssa’s family is very similar to a couple of families that I know.
At first, I was a little iffy about Lyssa wanting to quit men for a vibrator, but the more I thought about it, the more I could see where she was coming from. Also, for a man to be so jealous of a vibrator as to give an ultimatum like that, I would be done with men too.
If you’re looking for a sexy, funny read, I would highly recommend Vibrizzio.
Rating: 4.5 stars