New York’s Finest
Blogging as *The Socialmedialite*
LADIES AND GENTS! I have an announcement!
You know that guy I featured on my blog a few months ago? The really, really hot Irish rugby player who plays the position of ‘hooker’ in the RLI (Rugby League International)? The one with the anger management issues, the body of a gladiator and the face of a movie star? The one with the questionable fashion choices leading me to ask whether he was the lovechild of a leprechaun and a hobbit? Ronan Fitzpatrick? Yeah, that guy. Well, I have a confession to make…
Annie Catrel, social media expert extraordinaire at Davidson & Croft Media and clandestine celebrity blogger, can make anyone shine in the court of public opinion. She is the Socialmedialite, anonymous creator of New York’s Finest and the internet’s darling. Virtual reality is Annie’s forte, but actual reality? Not so much.
Ronan Fitzpatrick, aka the best hooker the world of rugby has seen in decades, despises the media—social or otherwise. The press has spun a web of lies depicting him as rugby’s wild and reckless bad boy. Suspended from his team, Ronan has come to Manhattan to escape the drama, lay low, fly under the radar. Only, Ronan isn’t easy to overlook, and he can’t escape the notice of the Socialmedialite…
When Ronan is sent to Davidson & Croft Media to reshape his public image, he never expects to cross paths with shy but beautiful Annie, nor does he expect his fierce attraction to her. He couldn’t be happier when her boss suggests pairing them together.
What lengths will Annie take to keep her virtual identity concealed? And what happens when the hooker discovers who the hermit really is?
Entertaining, NA, with smexy moments and too much over thinking and not communicating drama. It was better than book two. I still have a problem with the female MC's personality flip flop. She goes from super upfront talkative educated woman to closed mouth hide her feeling drama ridden girl. Oh and the male MC wasn't much better, but he never claimed to be an out in the open type. Is it just this NA thing ? I don't get it. I just wanted to slap them both and tell them to just talk already. The stupid silence "what will he/she think" drove me nuts ! More ridiculous angst drama than a YA read. I gave it three stars because the author was skilled enough to made me finish the book even when I wanted to through it across the room.
This is the 4th time I've read a NA book and I had the same reaction. I am not a good fit with this genre.
2.5 stars This book wasn't fun or sexy for me as book 1. It changed, and muddled the characters too much for me and went places I didn't like. I'm going negative here There was a bad taste with some family drama that seemed very Maffia like that was just way out there. It read like a bad TV drama in the middle of a NA love story. Excessive cheesy lines and comic style villains just ruined the moment that the books had been leading to. That wasn't all the MC is a virgin, with self imposed rules about how she wants to lose that status. The character has been preaching her vows since the first kiss, but just gives in. The "deflowering" was really uncomfortable to read, it didn't come across as completely consensual. The next few encounters were even more uncomfortable with her sudden lack of self respect. She turned into a doormat sexually, allowing him to do as he wished even when it hurt. This was not the girl I got to know. The reality of this guy, who he is turning out to be is disturbing. I see a controlling man who walks a dangerous line boarding on abuse. I just want her to run from him and that is not a great lead on to the next book.