Book 2, Real Love
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Last call! At the end of the night, a clean-cut hunk and a rebellious bartender act on their unlikely chemistry in this frisky standalone novel from the author of Eye Candy.
Davis: I’ve had my eye on Grace Buchanan for a while now. Unlike the bubbly blondes I usually date, the feisty, flame-haired bartender both intrigues and bewilders me. Something about Grace—the tattoos? the nose ring?—makes every part of me sit up and beg. There’s only one problem: She hates me. Trading insults and one-liners has become our M.O. But when Grace bets me that I can’t get a date with a non-blonde if my life depends on it, I’m determined to prove her wrong by landing the ultimate non-blonde: her.
Grace: I’m used to regulars hitting on me, and I’ve turned them all down, except for one: Davis Price. I like giving him a hard time, and he’s kind of cute in his suit and tie—if you’re into that kind of thing. Anyway, I don’t care how many blondes he takes home . . . until one of them sidles up to him in my bar. Nuh-uh. But after my little bet with Davis backfires, our first date lands us in the sack. So does the second. And the third. Neither of us wants more than the best sex of our lives. The trouble is, it’s not a question of what I want. It’s what I need. And what I need is Davis.
Look for Jessica Lemmon’s standalone romances with heartfelt HEAs:
FIGHTING FOR DEVLIN | FORGOTTEN PROMISES | SHUT UP AND KISS ME | EYE CANDY | ARM CANDY
Praise for Arm Candy
“Arm Candy is sexy and fun. Jessica Lemmon created an entertaining opposites-attract story with a great balance in the funny, sexy, sweet, and serious moments. Ms. Lemmon provided a rich cast of supporting characters.”—Harlequin Junkie
“Arm Candy is a sexy romance that is going on my re-read shelf, with a sigh of envy for Grace having found a partner like Davis.”—All About Romance
“Lemmon puts a twist on the friends to lovers theme . . . the perfect balance of humor and emotion with characters that are easy to fall for.”—Smexy Books
“I highly recommend this book. . . . Arm Candy is charming and sweet . . . I love the fact that it can be read as a standalone.”—The Clever Bookworm (five stars)
“Bartending is the perfect background for a tangled romance that leaves you aching and filled, and Arm Candy 100% delivers.”—Sarah Robinson, bestselling author of the Kavanagh Legends series
“One of the sexiest romantic comedies I’ve read in a long time—Arm Candy is a perfect laugh-out-loud, seriously steamy opposites attract story, with just the right amount of sweetness.”—New York Times bestselling author Lauren Layne
This standalone novel includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
I really like when a book surprises me. We learned about Grace and Davis in book 1, Eye Candy. Out of the two couples from both books, my expectation was that I would have liked the other couple more. That wasn't really the case. I do like the couple from book 1, but they were the ones with the push/pull relationship. It's what I would have expected with this couple and I was pleased to see the author switch it up.
Davis is a player. He goes from blonde to blonde and nothing serious. Grace is a sassy redheaded bartender that likes to remind Davis he isn't God's gift to women. I really expected these two to fight to the very end based off their personalities. I love that I was wrong. Is it instant love? No. They don't commit right off and they are both cautious but they behaved more like a couple than they would admit.
I had fun with this couple and their story. It's a lower angst read with no abuse. I look forward to book 3. ARC provided by NetGalley.
I just adore Davis!
We met Davis Price in Eye Candy. He is Vince's best friend. Davis shows up at almost every day at McGreevy's Pub in a suit, drinks his Samuel Adams, while watching the news on TV. He spends most of his time flirting and dating any prim and proper blonde he can find. Davis also enjoys his fun and flirty banter with the bartender, Grace Buchanan. Problem is Grace is a redhead so she knows that Davis really isn't into her...too bad...because she is really into him.
Grace is not Davis' usual type. Grace is loud and opinionated with a few tattoos peeking out from places but for some reason he is just drawn to her. Too bad he has sworn off redheads since the number Hannah did on him. After a fun round of bantering and a spoken bet, Davis has an actual date with Grace. Surprising to both of them, they actually really like each other and realize that neither of them is what they thought each other was really like. What starts as a series of only 3 dates, quickly turns into something more. Both Grace and Davis have things from their pasts that make them not want to take that next step in their relationship. It was a tough and emotional road these two had to take to get their happy ending, but it was so worth it. I just adored Davis. He acted like he was so sure of himself all the time, but deep down he had some parts that were not so strong. I really liked Grace too. Based on things from her past, all she really wanted was for someone to love her unconditionally and always be there for her. They both just got each other and together they were finally whole.
Arm Candy is a fun sexy read that I truly adored. I loved these characters and all the snarky banter that goes on between them.
Davis Price definitely has a type and the feisty barb throwing bartender at his favorite pub sure isn't it. So why does she intrigue him so much?? When Grace points out to him he only seems to date blonds and dares him to ask out the next non=blonde he sees, he quickly turns the tables on her and asks Grace out. That's when the fun really begins!
Don't miss this one, it's a must read.
- Category: Contemporary
- Published: Sep 05, 2017
- Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
- Seller: Penguin Random House LLC
- Print Length: 220 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 2, Real Love