Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Eye Candy by Jessica Lemmon - ARC Review and Release Blitz



Eye Candy by Jessica Lemmon is now live!


Don't trust lust at first sight. A "bubbly and sizzling rom-com" with a light love triangle and an absolutely swoon-worthy hero.

Every morning, a gorgeous mystery man jogs by Jacqueline Butler's office window, tempting her to break her "no dating" rule. She's good with ogling him from afar, but her best friend-slash-colleague Vince Carson suggests she do more than stare--he wants her to ask the runner out.

Vince knows his best friend Jackie better than she knows herself, and the last thing she needs is a date with a pompous, swole jackass. But after being friend-zoned big-time, Vince can't exactly ask her out himself. Encouraging her to pursue a guy who is all muscle and no substance will not only get Jackie off the bench, but will also open her eyes to the fact that Vince is the right man for her.

Vince takes Jackie on practice dates, promising to help her hone her skills, but can't resist edging the fake romance into reality. After a ridiculously epic kiss, Jackie sees a sexier side of Vince, and suddenly anything is possible...

I loved the premise of this book. The idea of a woman who sees someone, finds him appealing, and then wants to pursue him...all because he runs by her window at the same time almost every day.

Jacqueline and Vince are friends, but Vince is starting to accept that he wants there to be more between them. The problem? They are friends, Jacqueline helped him through his divorce, and she has pretty firmly "Friend zoned" him. And, she doesn't date.

Vince's idea around this? To set her up with the runner guy, so it "breaks the seal" so to speak on her dating, and he can move in when things don't work out. Vince is the only one who thinks this is a good idea.

Does this backfire? Of course it does, and that was obvious from a mile away, that this was going to go wrong.

The story itself, aside from the premise of the runner, is pretty much the standard friends to lovers. But, the difference here is Jessica Lemmon. As always, her writing is fresh, and it is fun. She takes what could be an ordinary story and gives it life through her characters, and the relationships they have with one another. You get to know them, and you connect with them.

Friends to lovers is difficult, as there is a lot at risk in taking that leap, and I loved the way the author handled the anxiety of this, how it was mixed with the friendship, and the awkwardness of the change in the relationship.

I also appreciate the use of stairs. Those worked well too...but to get that explanation, you are going to have to read the book, which I recommend.

Download today on Amazon, Apple Books, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo!

Amazon: https://amzn.to/3EtouLu

Apple Books: https://bit.ly/3hpZvkC

Nook: http://bit.ly/3Y1O964

Barnes & Noble Paperback: http://bit.ly/3WHhilN

Kobo: https://bit.ly/3BtQWMo

Audible: http://bit.ly/3wzVaz6

Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer & Tanya Eby

Goodreads: https://bit.ly/3H4kCDA

Meet Jessica

Jessica Lemmon is a former job-hopper who resides in Ohio with her husband and rescue dogs. She holds a degree in graphic design currently gathering dust in an impressive frame. When she's not writing emotionally-charged stories, she spends her time drawing, drinking coffee, and laughing with friends. Her motto is Read for fun, and she believes we all should do more of what makes us happy.

Connect with Jessica

Website: https://www.jessicalemmon.com

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