Review originally posted here ve really enjoyed d Abo s books in the past so when I read this blurb I was all inSophia is ooking to expand her business while working as a designer for a charity that is near and dear to her heart She wants to prove herself in any way she can and butting heads with the Dark Intrusions lead contractor Flynn isn t how she wanted to do so But as she and Flynn spend time together on and off camera the chemistry between them ignites and they are combustible than either imaginedWhile this book was fairly short I thought it had a good pace to it One of the things Iiked best about this book was that it was very aid back There was no overload of emotional angst there was no blowout due to some big drama caused by a ack of communication Instead both Flynn and Sophia treat their relationship Decade of Despair like adults once they actually commit that is It did take them awhile to get to the point where they could admit that ripping each other s clothes off was than just a fling While Iiked the simplicity of the romance I did think that the What Was Lost little bit of big drama at the end was weak I know that sometimes a portion of a book can suffer because of theimit in Go-Go-Go! length and for me I felt as if the big revelation about a certain person in Sophia s past was the part that suffered However as d Abo didn t spend aot of time going into the details of why that person had such an impact of Sophia s Somato Respiratory Integration Workbook life it wasn t a total disappointment For me it was of a case of I would have justiked to see of that sub plot play out on the pages of the book instead of glossed overThis book was also a bit slow to build Although it s clear that Sophia and Flynn have amazing chemistry with one another much of the first part of the book is spent talking about the ins and outs of the TV show they are on instead of the progression of their relationship For me that made the beginning of the book drag a bit and it took awhile to get fully invested in Flynn and Sophia s relationship because of itAll in all I thought d Abo wrote a cute and sexy short story I really Reine Mädchensache liked the fact that the book didn t drag out some big emotional and angsty plot point and that the few conflicts were easily resolved While there were some things I would haveiked to be flushed out I enjoyed the story as it wasI give Nailed a C My ReviewThe premise of this book was really cute just because I could see it actually happening having watched a few of these shows This is a short read and I felt ike it had some faults because that The beginning half really felt descriptive heavy especially when it came to
The Shelterway Than Was For This shelterway than was needed for this of book I would much rather there have been chemistry between the hero and heroineespecially in that first half That chemistry and their tension was described a ot of the time but a ot of those early scenes between them happened off the page and the reader was just told that things felt stilted or tense between the two I felt cheated out of the build up of their relationship because of that But in the second half shone Although I will admit that there were bits from the or from someone else on the set where their descriptions of what they were observing between Fynn and Sophia didn t match what was truly happening between them If that was supposedly because they were hiding their relationship then that didn t uite make it into the book explaining that disconnect Honestly if this had been a book entirely focused on Fynn and Sophia I would have been happy because I did enjoy the scenes where they connectedeven though a ot of the time that was simply sexual chemistry combusting all over the page I have no issue with that There was a qasas-ul-quran lot happening in this storythe reconstruction of the shelter the making of a TV show Sophia dealing with her past Carl s mechanisms Sophia trying to work out her partnership with Theresa and then finally the relationship which was contentious aot of the time between Fynn and Sophia and them trying to play nice in front of the camera For this ength of book it just seemed ike too much and the true chemistry aspect of the story Dead-End Road Mysteries lost outand most of those other parts I didn t care about because they were minorjust kind of there This is only my second read of one of the Red Hot Reads and I m thinking honestly that this may just not be a format for me which is perfectly fine I don t regret reading this one at all It just didn t uiteived up to what I hoped it would be I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review On the ookout for a red hot romantic read to get your blood boiling on these cold mornings as we enter into Autumn Cosmopolitan Magazine aka Cosmo has released their own collection of Red Hot reads for all those female readers out there and today s book is Nailed by Christine D Abo and in this case that is Nailed in two different contexts Nailed takes place at the site of a new DIY Television show where they are renovating an old historical house called Trinity House When new and upcoming designer Sophie gets the job she is ecstatic as Warning This show contains scenes of sexual tensionHosting a new TV show is a fantasy turned reality for diva decorator Sophia Holbrook But concentrating on color swatches is hard wh. Ere pretty predictable but that didn t matter in the Valors Measure least I absolutelyoved the premise especially since BFI Film Classics lately I ve been a huge HGTV junkie Ioved the idea of the designer and the contractor getting together while filming a makeover show I appreciated the tension between Fynn and Sophia especially when they really started getting hot and heavyI haven t read a story by Christine that I didn t Tni Tata Dunia Baru Sistem Pertahanan like She knows how to keep you engaged in the story and care about the characters even when they aren t ripping each other s clothes off And then when that startsoooooh dang Christine definitely knows how to ratchet up the heat I cannot wait to read by her and I wouldove to revisit this world Perhaps Sophia s friend needs to find وصف الاستعباد في مملكة فاس - مذكرات أسير سويدي على عهد السلطان مولاي عبد الله love and while we re at it we can get aittle SophiaFynn action on the sideArc provided by the publisher via Netgalley for
AN HONEST REVIEW 35 STARSI M SO CONFLICTED ABOUT honest review 35 starsI m so conflicted about and reviewing this book If I had to give the overall story and the main character Sophia a rating I would give both of them a 4 star rating Like many I am a big fan of the home improvement shows on HGTV so I Fiend loved that Sophia was a young designer who s recently received her big break in television I also really fell for Sophia s back story While she s an up and coming fancy interior designer now when she was a child she and her mother were forced toive in a homeless shelter after her alcoholic father kicked them out The project that she s working on for the TV show is the shelter where she grew up which has now fallen into disrepair All of that was really strongThen there were some not so great things The douche bag producer of the show Carl bothered me because he seemed Voice of Conscience like such a terrible human being but also because he was just so cheesy And there are also these production notes from the director at the beginning of each chapter It wasn t uninteresting to hear what was going on from the director s POV but they felt unnecessary and I wasn t a fan of the weird foreshadowing which I figured out pretty early on that was included in the notesBut the weakest part of the story was the romance and that s kind of what this is supposed to be I mean it s a red hot read The concept of the designer and the carpenter on a home improvement show getting together is great but the execution just wasn t there Sophia and the carpenter Fynn that spelling have aovehate relationship going on which eads to some steamy scenes but I never understood the attraction There were surprisingly few scenes with Sophie and Fynn TOGETHER AND WHEN THEY ARE TOGETHER THERE S SEXUAL and when they are together there s sexual but I didn t get any connection beyond that Which would be ok if it was a book with the girl and guy casually hooking up but that wasn t what was going on here Plus Nailed probably has the fewest sex scenes of any of the Red Hot Reads I ve readBottom Line I enjoyed the set up for the story and iked the main character immensely but the romance and sex scenes fell flat for me I d The Pedlar and the Bandit King (Scarlet and the White Wolf, like to give this a higher rating but when it comes down to it this is a book that should be focused on romance and sex and that s where it wasackingI received an electronic review copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley thank you All opinions are my own For this review and visit my blogThis review is really difficult for me to write because I am finding it really hard to think of anything substantial to say about Nailed I actually really enjoyed this book I found it sweet sexy and humorous I Marvins Room liked the story writing and characters but beyond that there is not much for me to say about itI think the reason for that is because Christine D abo has managed to tick all the boxes in order to make this an enjoyable novella Nothing upset or annoyed me I found it engaging and entertaining But at the same time I didn t fall so head over heels inove with it that I feel the need to shout about it to anyone who will Roberto to the Dark Tower Came listenThere are some great characters and a nice romance to be found here Sophia is smart and sassy with an entertaining inner voice that often made meaugh Fynn is a real sweetheart that doesn t have a bad bone in his body The chemistry between them was awesome but the romance was an easy one There was no drama no will they won t they It was plain sailing for the both of them The conflict came from other aspects of the story instead of the romance which made a nice changeNailed is a short sweet and steamy romance that I really enjoyed The publisher provided me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review Warning This show contains scenes of sexual tension Hosting a new TV show is a fantasy turned reality for diva decorator Sophia Holbrook But concentrating on color swatches is hard when all she can think of is her studly cohost contractor Fynn Babineau These two may clash over blueprints and budgets on screen but with the ust palpable between them rumor has it they have been putting than just their heads together behind the scenes What secrets will the cameras expose Tune in tonight to find out Viewer discretion advised Mature audiences only. Hey have been putting than just their heads together behind the scenes What secrets will the cameras expose Tune in tonight to find outViewer discretion advised Mature audiences only.
Characters Nailed Author Christine dAboOt only will it bring much needed publicity for her and put her business on the map but she has always had a dream to star on TV and in the art of show business you can t go too far with Reality TV However what will happen when she discovers that her co star Fynn takes a uick disliking to her Can she prove to him that she s up for the job even though she can t seem to concentrate when he is around her the words heart palpitations jumps to mind With the pair of them working on the show will the job ever get done or will their personal Pink Ribbons, Inc. lives start to affect their working relationship Find out in this uick red hot read from the Cosmo Collection Nailed by Christine D Abo A few years ago I became hooked on HGTV for asong as it took me to close on a new house And then I was done I couldn t stand to watch any of it because every improvement or option was so much better than I was
able to afford and I just wanted to be satisfied with whatto afford and I just wanted to be satisfied with what d found But I still totally get the appeal Nailed is a ridiculously fun naughty take on the whole HGTV phenom for anyone who s Star Cookies Comfort looked at aow slung tool belt and thought DaaamnSophia s a new designer who did a great job on the right person s house and now finds herself the host of a new home improvement show Impact Load snort Her first meeting with her co host Fynn the contractor doesn t go terribly well Because she s new he assumes she s a publicity whore whose expectations will burden the budget and the schedule and cause countless headaches for himBut there s at stake for Sophia than just the show and her reputation They re renovating Trinity House a shelter for single mothers and their children and a place that had been her and her mother s salvation when she was a Mail Horror Bride (One Nation Under Zombies little girl It matters to her that she honour it and what it will become for others who need to escape difficult situationsFynn is a distraction though A grumpy gorgeous distraction The two hosts animosity and attraction plays out on screen as noted in the director s intriguingly personal production notes Things turn around rather uickly a necessity in such a short book especially one with a compelling secondary plot But I kind of wished the acrimony had played out just a bitonger It would have made the turnaround that much sweeter Still it really made sense in the context of the story so this is a petty complaint I m just greedyAs always with d Abo the sex is seriously hot and seriously fun And as always there s a ot going on than just "romance including some rank villainy from a villain who s not a woman "including some rank villainy from a villain who s not a woman a change Yay Sophia s journey is really ovely Despite her youth and idealism she s realistic and grounded and when she s pushed she easily chooses the noble path Fynn s a bit of a cipher but he has as much depth and character as you can get in a novella And he s good with a hammer AhemThis uick read was great hot fun in a beautiful The Other Alice little tale of growth and renewal written with a decidedly Canadian accent Rockin NevaReviewed from ARC Published by HarleuinFull review at nomdeplumepresswordpresscom Slick s review posted on Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews45 STARSReview copy provided for an honest reviewA book that deals with a home improvement reality television show yep sign me up Nailed by author Christine D Abo is about a new designer Sophia Holbrook taking on the challenge of remodeling the shelter she stayed in with her mother when her father threw them out of their home when she was 5 years old She s anxious to give back to the organization that made her feel safe andoved and to make a name for her new company but what she doesn t expect is a workplace romance with contractor Fynn Babineau or to have t I have received an ARC via NetGalley For a short story this is a very nice and easy readYes I would have preferred if the characters and the plot had been fleshed out a bit romance drama background on the characters interaction even from the villain basically of everythingEven though I m not a fan of big dramas it would ve helped the story if there woul ve been any ANY kind of action be it emotional or physicalI did not really understand the motivation of the villain of the story basically the antagonist was nothing but a jerk but I was surprised how the heroine s Sophia secret was revealed and rather uickly solvedHm I m happy that there wasn t a weepy or hysterical heroine BUT waltzing through a supposedly traumatic childhood experiencememory The Inside Text like that didn t feel rightBut why am I giving this book four starsEven though the plot could ve been so much oh I d haveoved to read a full novel for a short story of 90 pages it had everything I wanted and expected understandable plot easy to read steamy scenesPlus the slightly naive Sophia and grumpy Flynn were such a cute coupleIf you are The Connected Home looking for a uick and fun HEA read with aoveable couple this is it I cannot get enough of Christine D Abo s ridiculously delicious writing There was so much to Mills Factories of Ne love about this novella and those things don t only revolve around the hot as heck sex scenes that Christine tends to write There were some things that En all she can think of is her studly cohost contractor Fynn Babineau These two may clash over blueprints and budgets on screen but with theust palpable between them rumor has it ,