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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Review: Naughty Little Wishes by Nina Crespo

Format: .epub (provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review)
Publisher: Entangled: Brazen
Release Date: December 24, 2014

Opposites attract. Enemies ignite...

There's nothing personal stylist Tabitha Drake loves more than pissing off Andrew Bode. He's uptight, he refuses to agree with her on anything, and she loathes the hideous brown suits and red power ties he wears. The man even hates ice cream. How can her best friend work for a man who hates ice cream? But the absolute worst thing about Drew? He's sexy as hell, and she's totally and ridiculously attracted to him.

Andrew Bode, CEO of the Bode-Wynn military contracting firm, is convinced he and Tab will never get along. Unfortunately, the infuriating—and sinfully tempting—stylist is his ticket to a major account. The only way to get what he wants is to agree to Tab's terms: a style makeover. However, Drew has a few terms of his own, most of which involve her naked in his bed. But neither of them are prepared when their lust-fueled hostility turns into something altogether unexpected...

It’s like a reverse Cinderella story! Well, the part about someone getting a makeover is anyway.

You know, it’s rare when I read a romance where the man needs a little help in the looks department. In Naughty Little Wishes, it’s Andrew who is in desperate need of a wardrobe update and it’s personal stylist Tabitha Drake who’s doing the updates. Making things more complicated and tense? They can’t stand each other. At least, that’s what they claim.

Author Nina Crespo created some memorable and smoldering scenes between Drew and Tabitha and that was before they hit the sheets! Don’t even get me started on how hot those sex scenes were either! I admit, I have a soft spot for those hate-to-love stories because there’s just so much potential for some snarky, aggressive back and forth between two characters that have the ability to erupt into some serious sexy times. It’s like watching a firework about to go off. It’s that steady burn and then all of a sudden, BOOM! You have something loud, amazing and worth repeating a time or two (Or a dozen). Drew and Tabitha had that same reaction to each other and each time was explosive.

Drew is such an uppity kind of guy. He likes, no he loves structure and order and boring as hell suits that make him look frumpy. There was no changing his mind about his wardrobe, how frustrating he was to me! I totally understood Tabitha’s desire to burn the contents of his closet and how I wish she would have had a bonfire and roasted marshmallows over those suits. Every time Tabitha managed to prove her point about Drew’s attire I gave her a mental high five. Of course, Drew was never one to let an insult slide by and before I knew it, they were off again on one of their infamous arguments.

Poor Drew though, he truly has a reason for being the way he is. His reasoning was what won me over because up until that moment I thought he was just too fussy. Way to go Nina Crespo for giving me a somewhat negative opinion of him and then ripping the rug out from under me with the truth! There was enough conflict with Drew’s past to make a relationship between him and Tabitha difficult, which I love. I don’t like easy love stories and while Naughty Little Wishes wasn’t over the top complicated, it wasn’t an easy peasy love story either.

Entangled has brought yet another talented author to my attention. I felt like Nina Crespo wrote Naughty Little Wishes just for readers like myself who love some tension, hidden trauma and of course, hot sex scenes. Yup, I was a satisfied reader.

Final Verdict: Read the part about being satisfied.

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1 comment:

  1. Nice review, Adria! I have Nina Crespo's Take Me if You Dare and this one on my reader, and now I'm even more excited to read them :)


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