• Stud in the Stacks by Pippa Grant
Stud in the Stacks
Pippa Grant
Romantic Comedy
January 5, 2018

When it comes to women, I know what they want. And all day long, I give it to them. Dark, broody, and sexy? You got it. Need to laugh? I’m your guy. Desperate for something to put you in the mood? You’ve come to the right place, kitten.

Every morning when my library opens, there’s a line around the block, the ladies flocking to me in need of their next book boyfriend. I’m that dude. The one who knows his way around the romance section. And if you think that hasn’t gotten me plenty of action over the years, you’d be wrong.

But I've made a few miscalculations, and now my reputation has my job in danger. If I can’t prove to my boss that I’m more than a playboy who recommends romance in the hopes of getting some hanky panky in the stacks, I can kiss my job goodbye.

“I love you. I want you.”

I have been waiting for this book since about two seconds after I finished Pippa Grant’s first book, Mr. McHottie. Ms. Grant’s signature humor is right up my alley. And while there is a sweet romance within the pages, and important themes at the book’s heart, the witty retorts and jokes that would have a 5th grade boy laughing are really what sold it for me.

Knox Moretti is Mr. Romance. In more ways than one. He looks hot in a loincloth. He has smoking moves in the bedroom. He writes a witty book blog. And he LOVES romance novels. I mean, is this the perfect guy, or what? The answer is no. He’s not. Because no one is perfect. And Knox has some fatal flaws. He’s a player, committed to no commitments when it comes to relationships. He *may* have called out a prominent NY Times reporter. And he has a relatively sizable ego. But meeting Parker Elliot may prove to be his biggest challenge yet.

Parker Elliott is happy with her life. Well, mostly. She has a job she loves. She enjoys her gigs with the all-girl boy band cover band she’s a member of. And she LOVES her independence and her space. Looking for a significant other is pretty low on her priority list. But attending her high school reunion has pretty much been mandated by her boss, who is also her best friend’s fiancé, and she doesn’t want to let him down. So date- shopping she must go. And her fondness for Tarzan has her blabbing her embarrassing back story to a very sexy bachelor following a very unsuccessful bidding war.

What ensues is the best of hot and hilarious. Unicorn blanket rides and copious amounts of tacos. New Kids on the Block battles and fiery no strings attached sex. SEAL brothers and kale-wearing ex-husbands. And in the end, two people who have historically cherished their independent lifestyles over everything else, will have to determine what they really value most.