Size: 8.00 x 5.00 in
Love wasn’t in her job description.
Justine Montgomery, daughter of a divorced beauty queen and TV magnate, is a tabloid disaster after her infamous sex tape. She’s so desperate to help save her family’s home she turns to her deal-making dad. Can she prove to him she’s cut out for a career in television or will she lose it all?
Sawyer has his own past and a successful career is his only goal. Seeing Justine fail would mean the promotion of a lifetime, but things get complicated when he develops feelings for her. Suddenly, the lines between work, life, sex, and love are blurry.
They will have to overcome the bitterness of a rejected ex, the controlling actions of her father, and the half-truths they’re telling one another to forge a lasting partnership both on the job and off the clock.
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
She tangled her fingers through the hair that covered her face and pushed it away. Next thing he knew, she’d wrapped her arms around his waist.
“Justine? Um… what are you doing?”
“I’m hugging you. Taking emotional comfort.”
“Like a leech.”
“Haven’t you ever hugged before?”
“I’ve never hugged anyone I wasn’t going to have sex with.”
“We’re not having sex.” She squeezed him tighter and rested her head on his shoulder. “Hug me back.”
Sawyer lifted his arms and wrapped them around her, his hands cupping her shoulders, pulling her closer. He dropped his head to rest on hers, and parts of him, so deep he couldn’t name them, pulled free and demanded his attention. Her hair smelled like fruit, the kind kids eat in the summer, juice dripping down their chins. “I’m fine with the hugging, but, just saying, I’m not responsible for any physical reaction hugging may induce.”READ MORE
“Okay.” The word drifted out of her on a sigh.
He wasn’t equipped for this. There hadn’t been a lot of touching growing up, at least not the kind that didn’t end in a busted lip or a cracked rib. As an adult, there’d been lots of touching. But, not like this. The tighter he held her, the closer he wanted to be.COLLAPSE
on Romance Rehab:
"Believable, charismatic and entertaining!"
"The pages just sizzled with smoldering desire between Justine and Sawyer ... If you are looking for a book that will engage you from beginning to end, then I recommend this book to you!"
Carol on Books Laid Bare wrote:
"...a good contemporary romance with a great heroine and an appropriately swoony, brooding hero. Highly recommend!"
"Dialogue seems hard for some authors to master, but the dialogue here was snappy and fabulous."
"Justine as a heroine is fantastic. She hasn’t had an easy go of it. Her mother’s loving but a little flaky, and her father is a giant douchecanoe. There was even an unfortunate sex tape leaked that caused her a bit of embarrassment. But instead of wallowing in self-pity, Justine maintains a largely positive outlook and even manages to turn her unwanted celebrity into a halfway decent business. Despite the drama going on around her, Justine is a refreshingly low-angst heroine."
on Tome Tender Book Blog:
"I liked the connection and chemistry between Justine and Sawyer, they oozed a natural charm, a proper sense of reality, they just worked."
"For a debut novel I have to say that this was a fabulously well written, sharp and humorous read."
Theresa on Quill and Ink Reviews wrote:
"Lori Sizemore has created something the world needs more of- love, laughter and two people who do not wallow in their self-pity over the lives they’ve been given."
"Ms. Sizemore fills each page with wonderful story telling as she creates romance when these two least expected it in settings that hold their own quirkiness."
"Read it! It’s like a ray of sunshine on a cloudy day!"
Natalie on The Biblioholic wrote:
"There's lots of bickering and snark throughout the story, and the chemistry between Justine and Sawyer was amazing!"
"If you like strong heroines and heroes with a hard exterior and soft, protective interior, then you'll love this book. I highly recommend it."
Michelle on Quill and Ink Reviews wrote:
"The characters were endearing, the plot was charming, and I was satisfied with the ending this couple received."
"There's a crazy ex (super creepy), a star past her prime, sabotage and setups, rambling conversations and awkward moments, and the many hurdles that must be jumped in order for their relationship to have a surviving chance. The characters were endearing, the plot was charming, and I was satisfied with the ending this couple received."
Carol on StarAngels' Reviews wrote:
"The chemistry between Justine and Sawyer was awesome and the characters were well crafted. I loved the humor and sexy banter between them. There were so many twists, turns and surprises that I was captivated and wanted to read more about them. Justine's story was easy to read and powerful. The dirty secrets leave you on the edge of your seat wanting to know what will happen next. This is the debut novel for Lori Sizemore and it was a great piece of work and a pleasure to read."
"I found myself laughing and loving the banter between Justine and Sawyer!
This is a fast paced story that will get you hooked until you reach the end!"