Stud in the Stacks by Pippa Grant
“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.
Jodi is a former elementary school teacher/curriculum writer turned SAHM. She lives in NH and has three girls ages 8, 6 and 3. Every day is a chaotic surprise in her house and reading is her stress reliever/escape hatch. She has enjoyed reading since she was very little, and loves a wide variety of genres, including everything from classics like Anna Karenina and Pride and Prejudice to sexy, smutty romance. She also enjoys coffee, chocolate, and wine, in that order throughout the day, and is very content any time she can go to the bathroom alone.