I was so fortunate to get an ARC of this contemporary romance! Congrats to Melanie Munton on her new book.

What happens on the road stays on the road. Right? That is, until Jade Hollingsworth’s first ever—and toe-curlingly awesome—one-night stand turns out to be Hunter Sparks, the contractor she hired via email to remodel the swimwear shop she bought sight-unseen in Shell Grove, South Carolina. A fresh start in a new place where no one knows her name means she can finally gain control over her life and find some inner peace.

Ha. Fat chance of that when Hunter informs her he can’t take the job…then brazenly comes onto her. Seriously?

Hunter wants nothing more than to carry on their steamy affair, but has to keep it on the down low. If he helps Jade with her shop, he risks losing the biggest contract of his career, everything he’s worked his whole life to achieve. The trouble is, he can’t keep his hands off her…

Each book in the Slow Seductions series is STANDALONE:
* Casual Affair
* Sweet Attraction





My thoughts:

If you’re in the mood for a sweet story with the heat cranked up, then Melanie Munton delivers. Our heroine, Jade, has uprooted her life in D.C. after the loss of her father to restart her life in South Carolina. She put her finger on the map and literally chose a town to start a business and move (yep, we must take that fictional leap with the author that anyone would actually do this without market research and site visiting to set up a business). She’s on her way down (the big move day) to deal with the disaster of a contractor who backed out of the build-out of her new beach wear store. On her way down she has a very hot one-nighter with “Bob” who later turns out to be the contractor, Hunter, who’d backed out of helping her. Yeah, there’s a couple fate certainly conspired to put at odds from the start, but their chemistry’s so explosive they can’t keep their hands off each other. These characters have a lot of steam to fill the pages as they navigate their personal and professional lives. We’ve got Hunter’s evil ex-girlfriend lurking and pulling strings on Hunter’s professional life. We’ve also got Jade’s horrid step mother and step brother who’re trying to steal her trust fund and continuously make appearances and threats. All this comes together to create a fun adventure before these two work things out. The only aspect that seemed a bit forced was the issue of Jade having trouble loving because of her father’s relationship with her stepmother. Seemed kind of dumped into the story and wasn’t necessary for the characters. Aside from this, the author does a great job bringing to life these characters.

Did I enjoy the read? Yep, read it in a day.

Would I recommend you pick this up: heck, yeah, if you need a quick weekend read.