No Strings Attached by Nicolette Day
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Are you looking for a quick, sweet and sexy read? No Strings Attached is exactly that. At 62 pages there isn’t a big story here, but it is definitely a wonderful read and I’ll be looking out for more from Ms. Day.
Hayden has finally landed the job she has always wanted – taking pictures for Time magazine but it means she is leaving the safety of her current life to travel to the Sudan. Because of the danger she faces, she’s determined to leave with no regrets and wants to spend one wild night out before her plane takes off. But first she has to figure out what Jace’s problem is.
Jace and Hayden have been best friends forever … and they have loved her for just as long. Missed opportunities and not communicating have them both thinking they don’t see each other as more than friends. But when fate just happens to trap them in the storeroom of the bar Jace owns, the truth will be revealed and a night of no strings attached sex is on the horizon… but will Hayden be able to leave when it’s all said and done and will Jace let her go?
Pick this one up to find out – I promise you won’t be disappointed.
I will say, I thought the end was a bit unrealistic and cheesy, but overall a quick, sexy read that was perfect for what I was looking for.
Piper James is a bestselling romance writer who can’t seem to get her next story written… almost a year ago she had a very ugly breakup with an up and coming star in hollywood, and she self-destructed causing bad publicity not only for her, but her publisher. In order to mend some of the hard feelings, she has agreed to mentor current hollywood playboy Mick Blackwell. Mick is playing the leading character in the movie version of her book, but he doesn’t know what love looks or feels like and it’s showing in his performance.
Mick has been typecast in the action hero role, and he’s determined to show Hollywood what he has. But he definitely need’s Piper’s help to do it.
From the second they meet, the chemistry is off the charts…but Piper is worried about publicity… and her heart, because Mick is just the kind of guy she seems to fall for.
Covington wrote a wonderful story, and while it may have your typical romance tropes … badboy who changes for the heroine, heroine who was burned in the past by a horrible cheater… it’s done in a refreshing way. I was pleasantly surprised that I liked both Mick and Piper in this story. Even the secondary characters, when they showed up, were well done. (I’m thinking of Chris here)
The sexy times… well.. they were definitely sexy, and not over done, and very few bad words (there was one instance of ate at her/his face) but I’m willing to overlook that because the rest was so well done. Mick and Piper were combustible and I totally believed it. I was also incredibly happy that once there was the disagreement/misunderstanding we didn’t have to read about months of the couple apart moping around with a broken heart. I really like that they were both adults and acted that way. And can I say that I loved Piper’s forcefulness (I think that’s the word I’m looking for) She knew what she wanted and she didn’t get shy about it. I love that in a heroine.
One thing that I will point out that I liked was that Mick was bi-racial… we don’t see a lot of that in romance and I hate that I have to point it out. But I will say that the times it was mentioned outside of the first time, it seemed a bit shoved in to make a point. Kind of like my statement here. LOL
Playing the Part is another in the Entangled Brazen line and I was really impressed with the story and writing from Ms. Covington. I’ll definitely be watching out for more from her in the future! If you haven’t picked this one up, I highly recommend it!
Thank you to Entangled & Netgalley for the advance copy for an honest review.
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