Book 1, Real Love
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Don't trust lust at first sight. One woman chooses reality over fantasy in this friends-to-lovers romance, a steamy standalone by “an author to keep your eye on” (Katee Robert).
Jacqueline: As an adult woman—and the vice president of a marketing firm—I shouldn’t be waiting by my office window to ogle the mystery man who jogs by every morning at 11:45. Sure, he’s a gorgeous, perfect specimen of the human race, but I can’t bring myself to hit on a total stranger. However, my best friend–slash–colleague Vince Carson thinks I should do more than talk to the guy. In fact, he’s borderline obsessive about “getting me laid.” (His words.) But the more time we spend together, the more it’s clear: The one I’m falling for is Vince.
Vince: Jackie Butler’s got it bad for some pompous, over-pumped A-hole who struts his stuff past her window. That doesn’t bother me. I know she deserves nice things. What does bother me is that she friend-zoned me big-time last year, so I can’t ask her out myself. But what if I set her up with Mr. Steroids? Then, when he breaks her heart, I can swoop in and save her like the nice guy I am. Everything’s going according to plan . . . until we share a ridiculously epic kiss. And suddenly anything is possible.
Look for Jessica Lemmon’s standalone romances with heartfelt HEAs:
FIGHTING FOR DEVLIN | FORGOTTEN PROMISES | SHUT UP AND KISS ME | EYE CANDY | ARM CANDY | MAN CANDY | RUMOR HAS IT
Praise for Eye Candy
“Friends-to-lovers story get your mojo going? Then, be sure to take a look at Eye Candy.”—The Romance Reviews
“This is the first novel in the Real Love series and what a great start. It’s enjoyable, frisky, and highly entertaining.”—What’s Better Than Books?
“Eye Candy is a humorous and sexy friends-to-lovers and workplace romance. Jessica Lemmon entertained with the dialogue and interactions among a strong cast of characters. Ms. Lemmon created a nice balance of friendship and romance with good character development. Fans of Liora Blake and Mari Madison will enjoy Eye Candy.”—Harlequin Junkie
“Such a cute romance between Jackie and Vince. A friends-turned-lovers story . . . I really enjoyed this one. Can’t wait to read book two, Arm Candy. I’m hoping [in that] one Davis will find love. I would recommend this one to my romance book friends.”—Island of Reading
“Eye Candy was a very realistic, cute story. I enjoyed the writing, the characters and real-life issues between the two main characters. Phenomenal read.”—Nay’s Pink Bookshelf (five stars)
“I liked this book, I loved Vince.”—A Crazy Vermonter’s Book Reviews
This standalone novel includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
Vince and Jackie are both divorced and helped each other through it. By the time Vince realizes he's over his ex-wife and is falling for Jackie, she decides she's done dating. Vince realizes he needs to push her back out into the dating scene before he can pursue her himself.
This story was cute, but also a bit frustrating. Both have been badly burned by their exes and it hampered both of them in moving forward. Instead of taking a direct approach, Vince felt the need to push Jackie towards someone else while trying to prove he was better for her, which caused more relationship angst than was necessary.
Despite the angst, I liked all the characters. Davis and Grace is next up in Arm Candy. ARC provided by NetGalley.
perfect example of best friends falling in love
Eye Candy by Jessica Lemmon
Every once in a while, you run across one of those feel good stories with true friends falling in love. Eye Candy is the perfect example of best friends falling in love. Don't get me wrong, it isn't all roses and daisies and Lemmon added a couple of thorns in the way, but in the end Eye Candy was that HEA I crave.
I received this ARC copy of Eye Candy from Random House Publishing Group - Loveswept. This is my honest and voluntary review.
Fun snarky romance
A friends to lovers story that is all snark and romance. Just my kind of book! Jackie and Vince were terrific together. Too bad it took them so long to figure that out!! After watching her ogle runner guy for months now, Vince decides that Jackie needs to stop watching and take action even if it kills him. Sounded like a good plan until "the kiss" then everything changed!
This one's funny, lighthearted, and completely entertaining. I highly recommend it to everyone.
- Category: Contemporary
- Published: Jul 25, 2017
- Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
- Seller: Penguin Random House LLC
- Print Length: 235 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 1, Real Love