4 super sweet Stars
Every once in a while I run across a story that is just inherently sweet. I try to let my cynicism shine through and find something irritating or unlikable about the characters or the story, believe me, I try. But in the really well done ones, the ones that are balanced perfectly by heat and intelligence and humor, there’s never anything for me to find at which to turn up my nose. It’s just sweet and unapologetically so.
Finger Bang, despite it’s title, is one of those. When I first read the blurb for this book, I wasn’t sure how it was going to work out. A borderline frigid chick being turned to defrost by the concept of orgasmic meditation? I’m sorry, what? I figured at the very least it would be uproariously funny and that would even everything out. I never in a million years figured that I’d find a beautifully balanced, wonderfully sweet love story. But that’s exactly what I found.
Kaylee Baker is said frigid woman. She’s also a hard working college student hell bent on living life her way. Once she makes up her mind about something, nothing will get in her way. Sure she grew up sheltered and conservative, but she’s got an iron backbone to her that is really quite impressive once she figures out it’s always been there.
Blaze Donahue has been the object of Kaylee’s unspoken affections for years. What she doesn’t know, however, is that she’s always piqued his interest as well. What’s kept them apart is the mutually incorrect assumption that the other had no interest. What finally makes Blaze take a risk and make Kaylee an offer she tries (and fails) to refuse can probably be chalked up to the stars finally be aligned just so. But it opens them both up to a whole new world neither was expecting.
Jade C. Jamison has crafted a wonderfully balanced story in this book. There is equal parts heat, humor, intelligence and sweetness to make the full package simply a joy to read. It’s not often that you find a book that is just flat fun to read. Finger Bang is. Where the sex scenes could have easily become gratuitous and underwhelming they never once lost their heat, in fact the level of sexiness just kept ratcheting up every time Blaze and Kaylee came together (pun fully intended).
This book doesn’t take itself too seriously. It knows exactly what it is – sweet and fun. I can’t think of a better book to pick up in the middle of summer when you’re hiding from the heat and wishing for a vacation that may not be on the horizon. Finger Bang will definitely bring you a welcome break from the daily grind.