Are you looking for something fun, flirty, and hot! Well, here it is!
Keeping It Hot by Sydney Landon was just what I needed. I’ve been reading some pretty heavy shit lately and my soul need a break. It was light and fun. I could see this book as a chick flick, but not some cheesy chick flick, a fun one that your boyfriend or husband will only pretend to hate, but actually secretly love it.
I won’t get to messy with this one, I’ll keep it pretty pretty.
First, a quick word from the author. . .
Zoe Hart owns the coffee shop in one of the hottest upscale resorts in Florida, run by her childhood best friend, Dylan Jackson. Even though Dylan is a workaholic, he still finds time to enjoy the beautiful women who pass through his hotel—all of them except Zoe. She has been in love with Dylan for years without him noticing. But with her thirtieth birthday fast approaching, she realizes she can’t keep pining away for a man who doesn’t show the merest sign of romantic interest in her.
When Zoe launches her plan to shed her tomboy image in Dylan’s eyes, she’s thrilled once he starts to notice her in a whole new way. But she’ll have to face the risk that seducing her best friend might come with lasting changes to their longtime friendship…
Let me put this book into a movie for you, yeah?
Keeping It Hot, starring Zoe and Dylan, two best friends who may or may not be the sexiest couple ever. Zoe – has loved Dylan for as long as she can remember. Dylan, being a guy aka stupid, is too blind to see this beautiful and sexy who’s been in life forever. It’s not just Dylan who acts a bit stupid because Zoe does too, more on that later.
Dylan is rich, handsome, and a playboy. He owns one of hottest hotels in Florida, has women practically putting their pussy’s on a plate and offering up for free.
Zoe is a sweet, beautiful woman with a heart of gold. She owns a cute little coffee shop inside of Dylan’s hotel.
Zoe has the cutest, pint size employee/friend ever, Dana. I just fell in love with her. Dana is the type of friend every girl needs. She’s down for whatever and lets you know when you look fat. She’s perfect.
How’s my casting? I hope it’s okay to allow you to see the movie in your head.
But Zoe has a secret too. Don’t worry it’s not going to spoil anything about the book by letting you know that. . .she’s a virgin. A 29 year old virgin to be exact.
I’m twenty-nine, still carrying around my V-card, and I’ve been friend zoned by the man I’ve secretly lusted after for years. – Zoe
Crazy, right? I don’t know about you lot, but I damn sure won’t be standing around for no man to wise up to how wonderful I am. I lost my V-card in my teenage years. Do people normally wait that long? I couldn’t even imagine going that long without discovering the beauty of a good sex session. But that’s beside the point, this isn’t a story about me. Let’s get back to Zoe and Dylan. . .
In all fairness, Zoe wasn’t without confidence. Even though she lusted after Dylan for like, ever, she still knew her self-worth and I loved that about her. Her hidden strength was also her hidden beauty.
You never waited around for a man to make you a priority. To do that set a precedent for something I wasn’t will to do, not even for Dylan. – Zoe
I love a woman who doesn’t put a man above herself. That’s my kind of chick.
So here’s the question of the day. . .Does Dylan finally live up to Zoe’s idea of him as a lover or does he fall flat? I guess you’re going to have to read the book to find out.
You may wonder why I gave this book 3 STARS if I enjoyed it so much and it’s a simple answer really. As fun as the book was to read, there wasn’t much complexity, it was simple. Not that simple is bad, sometimes a girl just needs a simple read. I just know there are better books out there which makes it hard for me to give this book a higher ratings to make it seem like it’s on par with my other 4 STAR reads.
Will I read more books by Sydney Landon? Sure, why not.
I think I kept it really pretty on this one. I’m so proud of myself. Oh, and you can find your copy here.
TTYL, lovers. . .
Stalk all things messy…