Melt for You written by J.T. Geissinger
Publisher Brilliance Audio
Publication Date: May 15, 2018
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Series: Slow Burn #2
Narrated by Pippa Jayne
Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
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A wallflower gets seduction tips from a playboy athlete—until love changes the rules.
Socially awkward Joellen Bixby has a date every Saturday—with her cat, a pint of ice cream, and fantasies of the way-too-handsome Michael Maddox. She’d give anything to win over the unattainable CEO of her firm, but how can she when she blends in so well with her cubicle? The answer may be closer than she thinks.
Cameron McGregor is a cocky, tattooed Scottish rugby captain who just moved in next door. He’s not Jo’s type—at all—but the notorious playboy is offering to teach the wallflower everything he knows about inspiring desire. Though a lot of women have rumpled Cam’s kilt, Jo is special. Far from the ugly duckling she thinks she is, in Cam’s eyes she’s sharp, funny, and effortlessly sexy. Now, thanks to him, Jo is blooming with confidence and has the man of her dreams within reach.
Unfortunately for Cam, he’s just helped to push the woman of his dreams into the arms of another man—and now he’s in the fight of his life to keep this beauty from getting away.
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I love my online book club! Through this book club, I found a lot of new to me authors that I absolutely loved! Once such book is Melt for You by J.T. Geissigner. I’ve never heard or read this author before and I was NOT disappointed!
Melt for You turned out to be a 5-star read and I literally could not stop listening to it! I was laughing out loud and crying (sometimes at the same time)! Yes, it was THAT good!
I normally don’t read slow-burn romances because sometimes, the relationship build-up is just too slow for me, but in Melt for You, it’s not! The chemistry between Cameron and Joellen was sizzling and the banter was amazing! I could not stop listening to the audiobook!
Oh, and did I mention that the heroine is curvy and older?! YES, MA’AM! I love how this book addressed Joellen’s insecurities and made her love the skin that she is in. Also, it’s Cam who helped her gain confidence and love herself.
Melt for You also started as an enemies-to-lovers romance because Joellen was annoyed when her new neighbor was making such a racket. Also, the banter is spectacular! Did I just say that twice? I’ll say it again; the banter is SPECTACULAR!
Cameron is a famous Scottish rugby player who is on holiday and is living at his cousin’s apartment in New York while his cousin is in Scotland. This is where Cam and Joellen meet! I love the side characters in this book, especially the retired theater actress (I forgot her name), who was so quirky and fun!
Ultimately, I loved Melt for You because it made me laugh and cry and the awesome character development. Throughout the book, you see how Joellen’s character and self-esteem grows, which is also apparent to her co-workers and her boss that she has had the hots for, for over 10 years!
I also love it when a curvy girl is represented well in romance. As a fellow curvy girl who ended up married to a guy who is slim, this romance ticked a lot of boxes for me.
Melt for You is also read in first-person POV – Joellen’s POV and I can’t help but want to read Cam’s POV so bad!
I highly recommend reading Melt for You! I’m in the middle of reading the first book, Burn for You which is awesome because the heroine is a chef and there is definitely a lot of southern cooking there! You also don’t need to read the first book in the series to enjoy Melt for You because these books are in fact, standalones and aren’t connected to each other!
I also got the companion audiobook for this and listened to it instead. It is read by Pippa Jayne and she is really good! The voices and pacing are on point and I didn’t have any problems with following the story.
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