January 10, 2016

Licked by Brooke Blaine Review

L.A. Liaisons #1
by Brooke Blaine
Published on November 10th 2015
Brooke Blaine, 227 pages

As the owner of Licked, an eclectic ice creamery and bar, Ryleigh Phillips doesn't have time for that love stuff. Serving up Nibble My Nuts sundaes and Drunken Sailor boozy shakes are as close to an orgasmic affair as she's had in months thanks to her expanding empire—until the night of her ten-year high school reunion. 

When Ryleigh's crush, gorgeous ex-football god Cameron Mathis, comes streaking into her life (literally—streaking), she begins to wonder if she really can have it all. 

Wouldn't it just figure that the moment you think life is perfect is when it falls spectacularly apart? 

Enter Hunter Morgan, the contractor in charge of Licked's renovations. Devastatingly handsome, and a smartass to boot, he's got his eyes on Ryleigh from the moment he finds her passed out on his couch (yeah, that's a long story). There's just one tiny complication—he happens to be Cameron's best friend. 

When the lines between relationships and friendships blur, and it's impossible to choose between two delicious flavors, what's a girl to do? Taste a sample of each? Or go out and get LICKED?

- Goodreads.com description
I was starting to think that my reading mojo was gone. I haven't read any book since Christmas and booh. No clue what happened. When I picked up this book a few days ago and thought to myself, I will read few chapters and go to sleep. I ended up reading more than half of the book till 5am in the morning. I missed this feeling!

Reading Licked was exciting! I could feel the excitement in my belly, and oh the butterflies! Pure-awesomeness. 
The main character is Ryleigh, and she was this awesome badass business woman. I really liked reading about the hilarious names she came up with for the ice-creams. She was funny and devoted to her business. Her best friends were so cool too. Sometimes she was a bit judgemental toward Hunter but other than that she was cool.

Hunter was charming. In the I am watching you-I want you-I am going to have your way. He was very reserved though. Which was fine. He had this mystery about him.

The writing was really good too. The building of the chemistry between the two main character was astounding and exhilarating. Alas butterflies. I loved every second of it. And the sexy scenes? Oh my god I was blown away!

Spoiler alert: The only thing that bothered me about this book was Ryliegh behaviour at the end of the book. She worked so hard for her business and invested so much time and money, and she threw it all away for a guy? That production was her dream, and she just stood up and left to catch him at the airport. What. The. Hell. I don't get it.

Overall, Licked was great. The romance was super powered with amazing chemistry and very intriguing! So, if you are looking for a great contemporary romance, filled with amazing sexy scenes, a mysterious leading male character, and all topped up with lots of ice-cream - this book is perfect for you!

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