Rating: 3.5/5 Stars
Here’s the blurb from the back cover:
“Promising career: check
Amazing apartment: check
The best of friends: check
Sex life: MIA
There’s just one thing missing from Gia Renyard’s life: sexual adventure. And the one man she’d like to have it with is her hot co-worker, Luke Monroe. If only company rules didn’t prohibit her from asking him out. So Gia comes up with a plan: make herself over into a fantasy seductress, follow Luke to a convention in Sin City, and have her way with him for one erotic weekend. The man will never even know who did him.
Everything is going according to plan—until Gia discovers that Luke is perfect for her outside the bedroom too. And suddenly she’s no longer content to let what happens in Vegas stay in Vegas…”
I was really excited to have the opportunity to review an upcoming installment of Cosmopolitan Magazine’s Red Hot Reads.
It’s been a while since I’ve read a Cosmo, but I remember loving the magazine when I was in my early to mid twenties. I think this book suits that age group really well. It read as being a little young for me, but I still enjoyed the story and can respect the literary elements.
I immediately loved Gia, and I loved her idea of becoming “Vanna” to fulfill a fantasy. I was a little sad that she felt that she had to be someone else to get Luke’s attention, but it fits with the story and the “Girlz” plan perfectly. The book is fast paced, and I would have liked a little more time between the plan and Gia’s arrival in Vegas. I’m not sure what I would have liked to read… maybe something about her experiences shopping for the trip, since she claimed to have a decent bag of tricks.
The sex scenes are definitely hot without being raunchy, and anyone who likes just a little kink will surely appreciate them. I enjoyed the chemistry between Vanna/Gia and Luke throughout the book as well as the relationship between all of the girls. It sounds like a group of friends I would have loved to have when I was away at school.
This book would be an ideal read for a young woman. I’m not sure that the Girlz Guide series is for me, but I have no doubt in my mind that Cosmo’s readers will gobble it right up.