Monday, October 20, 2014

ARC REVIEW: Her Hot Number by Talia Hunter

Title/Series: Her Hot Number
Author: Talia Hunter
Publisher: Entangled Indulgence
Published: October 20th 2014
Format: eARC | Pages: 185
Genre: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Source: Publisher
★★★★ (4/5) Stars!

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One bad boy billionaire plus one sexy geek equals one hot fling.

It's a travel nightmare for mathematician Caylee Reynolds. It's bad enough that her luggage was lost en route to her conference, but when she arrives at the Australian resort and learns that she's also lost her reservation, Caylee’s ready to break down. Then things get even worse. The resort is owned by Blake Sampson―the bad boy who once took everything from her...

Blake thought he’d left his troubled past far behind him. Then the sexy-but-proper math guru he’s never been able to forget walks into his lobby. Hoping to show Caylee he’s changed, he offers to share his suite. Except the attraction between them only grows in such close quarters―exponentially.

Even though Blake’s incredibly successful—and hot—Caylee’s not sure she can risk her heart again. Not after the way he destroyed her trust when he disappeared years ago. But if she's wrong in her calculations, she could lose everything...

I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. In no way did this sway either my review or my rating!

Her Hot Number was sweet, full of sexual tension, steamy and such a fun but short read. I gobbled it up in no time at all and before I knew it I was at the end of the epilogue and sighing. Not quite ready for it to be finished! Out of all the books I got from Entangled this month I think this is the one that I was most looking forward to and I wasn't disappointed.

I love nerdy/geeky female characters that don't quite realize just how great they are because I love to watch them on their road to discovering who they really are underneath it all. Caylee is a brilliant mathematician and when it comes to areas of numbers and her research she is brimming with confidence. But I feel like she's got it so much in her head that she wants to be taken seriously in her field and she doesn't think that will happen if she's traipsing around in high heels, with her hair let down from it's rigidly tight braid. I found her absolutely adorable and it was fun to watch her start to let loose and actually have fun doing it, even if she was at war within herself over everything. She was feisty and full of spirit, especially when Blake was pushing her buttons. Something that came naturally to him since they were kids.

Speaking of Blake...he stole my heart instantly. Blake starts off being a sort of knight in shining armor for Caylee and he did so even when she was flat out cold towards him. Their impromptu reunion in his resort lobby was not all smiles and sunshine to say the least. Yet he took it all in stride and still went out of his way to help her it was so sweet. But that was just the type of character Blake was, thoughtful, caring and generous. And, of course, I can't forget sexy and confident and funny and...well you get the idea. But behind all that confidence and swagger is a guy who comes from a very troubled childhood that doesn't quite feel good enough, worthy enough, for anything. Most especially Caylee. It was just the right chink in the armor to make him feel more real and flawed. 

For such a short book these two do not make it easy on each other with the trust and trying to get over their past together. There's so much for both of them to get past that right up to the very end I almost felt like maybe there wasn't going to be a happy ending. It wasn't over the top or too much it was just the right amount of tension and issues that had me flipping page after page wondering now that one issue was fixed what would be in store on the next page to throw things off course this time? It was truly a fun, sexy and short but sweet read!

Thank you Entangled for giving me the opportunity to read and review this book!

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