Tag: Real Love Series

Book Boyfriend of the Week: Dax Vaughn from Man Candy

Posted January 12, 2018 by Rowena in Features | 0 Comments

This week’s book boyfriend snuck up on me because when I first met him in the other books of the series, he didn’t really stand out to me. I mean, I was curious about him but I wasn’t expecting to love the hell out of him the way that I ended up doing after finishing his book. Dax Vaughn was a delightful surprise and I seriously adored him.

Man Candy by Jessica Lemmon
Series: Real Love #3
Also in This Series: Eye Candy, Arm Candy
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Publisher: Random House, Loveswept

Is there room for two in that sleeping bag? When it comes to love, a chiseled loner takes the scenic route in this irresistible standalone from the author of Eye Candy (“Truly the perfect romantic comedy.”—Lauren Layne).

Dax: After spending the summer buried up to my eyeballs in my family’s affairs, I’m ready for a break. The kind of break where I can spend two solid weeks camping and fishing in the company of absolutely no one. Then I find myself directly in the path of a drop-dead gorgeous tornado by the name of Becca Stone. Who can resist a night with a damsel in distress? Especially when she happens to be a leggy blonde? The last thing I expect is for Becca to show up on my cabin doorstep the next night, shivering in the rain and ready for seconds.

Becca: One minute I’m admiring the rock-hard jaw of the Magic Mike lookalike who walks into my bar, and the next I’m getting fired by my own brother. Loudly. In front of everyone. Luckily Dax Vaughn is a gentleman who aims his white-hot smile at me. Oh, it’s on. Wham, bam, thank you ma’am. Then a torrential storm washes out the main road and causes a massive power outage, giving us two whole weeks to enjoy each other’s company. At which point Dax will go back home, leaving “us” in the rearview mirror. That’s the plan. Or it was . . . until I started falling for him.

Dax Vaughn won me over with how grown up he was about his feelings and how realistic he was about what was happening with Becca. I loved how he instantly recognized what was happening and let himself just feel everything without crowding Becca.

“My gut tightens. I know that feeling, but it’s been eons since I’ve felt it. White. Hot. Attraction.”

Then there was the way he missed Becca. It was sweet at the same time that it was sexy, and again, grown up. I really liked that about him.

“Hang on, gorgeous,” I warn, but she turns her face to the side to make sure I see her smile. Absolutely. Missed. That smile.

My heart hurt for Dax when he realizes how much he felt for Becca and how scared she was to return those feelings. Finding out his romantic past and seeing him go through it all again with Becca, I felt for him…felt all of the things. Felt so much love for him and was so glad when he finally got his happy ending.

“No Becca. No note. It’s fine. It is. Disappointing, but fine. What we had was last night, and last night was fucking spectacular, and now it’s in the rearview. Totally fine.”

Here’s the guy that came to mind whenever I tried to picture Dax…though the guy on the cover is freaking yummy.

If you haven’t read his book, I recommend that you try it out. Dax is my favorite hero in the series and he’s very different from all of the other characters. He’s gruff and he’s grumpy but he’s oh so sexy. If you want to read my review of the book, check it out here.

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Man Candy by Jessica Lemmon
January 9, 2018
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So who are some of your favorite book boyfriends that you read about this week? Do you love Dax just as much as I do? Share!

Until next week…enjoy!

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Eye Candy Friday: Davis Price from Arm Candy by Jessica Lemmon

Posted September 22, 2017 by Rowena in Features | 0 Comments

I’m really enjoying Jessica Lemmon’s Real Love series. The first book, Eye Candy, was good but not my favorite book of hers but then Arm Candy came out and yeah…that book was fun. I enjoyed the dynamic between Davis and Grace. I enjoyed their chemistry, their passion for each other and I really just enjoyed Davis’ character.

He was so confident and smart and I loved his sense of humor. That’s why he’s this week’s ECF man.

Arm Candy (Real Love #2) by Jessica Lemmon

Last call! At the end of the night, a clean-cut hunk and a rebellious bartender act on their unlikely chemistry in this frisky standalone novel from the author of Eye Candy.

Davis: I’ve had my eye on Grace Buchanan for a while now. Unlike the bubbly blondes I usually date, the feisty, flame-haired bartender both intrigues and bewilders me. Something about Grace—the tattoos? the nose ring?—makes every part of me sit up and beg. There’s only one problem: She hates me. Trading insults and one-liners has become our M.O. But when Grace bets me that I can’t get a date with a non-blonde if my life depends on it, I’m determined to prove her wrong by landing the ultimate non-blonde: her.

Grace: I’m used to regulars hitting on me, and I’ve turned them all down, except for one: Davis Price. I like giving him a hard time, and he’s kind of cute in his suit and tie—if you’re into that kind of thing. Anyway, I don’t care how many blondes he takes home . . . until one of them sidles up to him in my bar. Nuh-uh. But after my little bet with Davis backfires, our first date lands us in the sack. So does the second. And the third. Neither of us wants more than the best sex of our lives. The trouble is, it’s not a question of what I want. It’s what I need. And what I need is Davis.

If you haven’t tried this series out, I recommend that you do and see if it’s a series that would work for you.

Here’s what Davis Price looks like in my head. Isn’t he just yummy all over?

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Arm Candy by Jessica Lemmon
September 5, 2017
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Until next week…enjoy!

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