MELT FOR YOU (Slow Burn #2)

MELT FOR YOU                                   J. T. GEISSINGER

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.

     The laughter you get from this book makes it well worth the price of admission as they say.  For it is an absolutely amazing story of two completely different people from what appears on the surface two different worlds.  They start off as enemies, come to terms with being frenemies and become so much more.
     You see Joellen Bixby is in a ten-year slump at her job as a copyeditor.  Where on day one she fell head-over-hills in love with her boss Michael Maddox.  One problem he’s very much married so she had admired him from her desk only missing one day.
     Being a California girl coming from the all American Sunshine state family model mom, beauty queen sister, and photographer dad to the beautiful people of Hollywood.  The poor girl who looked like none of them with her brown hair, green eyes, and pale skin.  Not to mention her full body of curves and breast every man wanted to sink into yet she never noticed them watching she only noticed the disdain.  Or so she thought. 
     So, getting her job in N.Y. was a dream come true this full figured curvy girl could get out of the line of fire and be herself.  Even if she was a loner who loved books, her cat and rom-com movies.  So, when she comes home late from work tired and gets off the elevator and hears the loud, foul mouth rap coming from her neighbor’s apartment she was too tired to deal with it right away.  She fed the cat and herself then she pounded on the door and asked nicely maybe not, to turn it down.
     Or at least that was after she popped her eyes back in and picked up her tongue back up and into her mouth.  Because the mountain of a man in front of her was huge.  He was wearing nothing but boots and a kilt.  His chest was ripped and the arms on him were what she always read about but had never seen up close but they were real guns. 
     But that damn smirk pissed her off.  With his Scottish accent, Cameron McGregor asked her if she needed anything else that she saw.  When she yells at him to turn down the music she sees half-naked women and men and cards on the table.  Strip poker and what she knew was going on.  What a life! Was, her thought.
     She proceeds to turn around and go home.  The next night was the same thing with the music as she was making dinner of Shepard’s pie.  So, she grabs a clean wooden spoon and goes and pounds on the door again kilt and loud music minus the people.  He lowers the music and follows her over to her place telling her that he will agree to keep the music off after she gets home if she makes him dinner.  She says yes.  But the next night she does but then the night after he holds her cat hostage until she agrees to a week.  Hence starts a pattern of banter.
     The bantering that starts that night gives them more time to check out the other options, to handle things with each other, Cam is more than a sexy body, pretty face, and rugby player.  He is a force bigger than life and he forces his way into wallflower Joellen’s life.  Allowing her to see if you want something you go after it even if what you really want has always or needed is right in front of you all the time.  Cam is, Joellen’s finding out, the old saying for sure, “Don’t judge a book by its cover.”

     This book has a lot of funny parts, fun, and yet some scary painful things happen.  Things you know they must both walk through.  I love the banter between them the characters are so engaging and real it actually makes you laugh out loud.  I give this: 5 ++++ stars.  Provided by  
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