Every woman should have a best friend…with benefits.
Elizabeth is a college professor by day, steamy romance writer by night. There’s just one problem: she has a hell of a time penning her steamiest scenes without a little help from Ridley, a guy she calls her “pretend boyfriend.” When her imagination falters, Ridley gives her plenty to fuel her imagination. But when she catches him playing around on her, she boots him to the curb.
And then she can’t write at all.
Enter her colleague and good friend Roman. While indulging herself in a liquor-fueled pity party she confesses her secret to Roman—and he volunteers to play the part of Ridley while she figures things out.
She doesn’t dare…does she? Won’t that make things at work awkward as hell? But her writing is languishing, suffering a slow, agonizing death.
Will she take Roman up on his offer or keep a safe distance and go it alone?
Curl up by the fire with a glass of wine or a mug of hot chocolate and settle into Winchester, Colorado—where the nights are cold…but steamy!
Portions of this novel were previously published in 2014 as the book Substitute Boyfriend.
Review by Twinsie Angie
I received this book from the author for an honest review.
Ok so if you are a regular person to my reviews, you know I loooove Jade right??!! Well I totally do. I was super lucky to meet this woman and when she asked me to beta read this, I might have squee’d and lost my “cool” a bit….LOL but wouldn’t you have????? HELLO she is a FAVORITE author of mine!!!!
This book is a funny, hawt and quick book. I picked it up and read it in a couple of hours. This book is about Beth. She is a part time professor who is also a published erotica author….hrmmm, sounds like Jade???? Anyway, Beth keeps her little erotica author secret until she meets Ridley. He then becomes her “inspiration” for her sex scenes. Ridley is the perfect alpha bad boy covered in tats that Beth loves. Problem is, Ridley doesn’t really like being on “call” plus he is kiiiinda a DB. …well he is……..Beth is trying to make a relationship outta this booty call but soon realizes he is NOT a relationship guy….growl…you will understand why I called him a DB when you read the book…….SMH…………..
A drunken night Beth calls her bestie, co-professor at the college and during a drunken mistake tells him all her secrets…even Ridley and the erotica author part. So Roman does what any friend does, he offers to be her new booty call. He offers to be her substitute boyfriend since Ridley was her pretend boyfriend…….Well friends lemme tell ya…Roman has a few secrets of his own and Beth gets really confused. Roman is her BEST FRIEND but, but, but…………..Well Beth gets freaked out and then Ridley comes running back when he realizes his booty call is gone……What is a girl to do????
All I gotta say is I will never look at Rum the same way…….ANND that Jade, as to be expected, makes ever sexy scene amazing and hot!!
I received this book by the Author for an honest review.
Beth aka Lizzie is an English professor who is a published author of erotic romance novels. Only one problem she needs to act out the sex scenes to make sure they are doable and believable. She finds a pretend boyfriend in the HOT bad boy Ridley who is available to her at a moment’s notice to ‘act out’ these scenes. Until the one night he turns her down to be with someone else.
Beth calls on her best friend and colleague Roman to talk and have a few drinks. She spills the beans about her being a published author and what Ridley was helping her with. So Roman being the great guy he is offered to be the substitute boyfriend. Can I say I will never think of coconut rum the same and he has a way of making sex anywhere HOT even a men’s bathroom.
This was a great short story. I so wish it was longer. I wanted to know more about Ridley and find out more about Beth’s family. Maybe even a few more steamy scenes too, although this was filled with them. I loved that you could feel the conflict between Beth when confronted with who she wanted Ridley or Roman. Oh you want to know if she picked the Hot bad boy, Ridley, or the substitute boyfriend, Roman, hahah guess you’ll have to pick up your copy and find out. You will not be disappointed. For a short story it is packed with goodness.
It was an honor to beta read this for Jade Jamison and I was so excited when she asked if I would. Thank you for allowing me the honor of Beta reading for you.
1. Dream 2. Play some music 3. Write 4. Blow readers away 5. Repeat
Jade C. Jamison is a steamy romance author, heavy metal fangirl, wife and mom, coffee connoisseur, cat lover, and vegan foodie–not necessarily in that order. She loves life and believes we learn our wisest lessons when reading, especially fiction. Her heroines are fierce, her heroes all but broken, both seeking redemption together. Whether those books are set in a small Colorado town or big city, she strives to take her readers’ breath away…one story at a time.