[730]: Hardcover by Jamie K. Schmidt

by Jamie K. Schmidt
November 21st, 2017
Loveswept | Via Netgalley
Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars

Such a decadent read! I’ve read this a number of times because it’s just one of those books that you wouldn’t be able to help yourself from visiting and revisiting. It was funny, at times romantic and sexy as hell. I had no expectations whatsoever when I requested this book from Loveswept. Man, what a pleasant surprise it turned out to be. Easily one of my favourite erotic romance reads this year.

So we’ve got a couple of characters who had known each other since they were in high school. You can say they pretty much grew in the same affluent circle. But both veered in the opposite directions growing up. Dawn is a rebel through and through. Just like any teens, she rebelled against her family but not for the absence of a cause. She was made to become a black sheep when nothing ever pleased her father. She was not one to conform (even though she tried her hardest at first). Rory, on the other hand, lived to please his family. As such he became successful while Dawn struggled in her career.

Several years later, their paths meet again when Rory, now a billionaire was tasked to buy off the current tenants on the coastal and touristy town of Haven. Dawn did not make his job easy, but as these stories go, their reunion was ripe with sexual tension that neither could deny, let alone stop.

I love Dawn. She’s an independent woman who was dealt with some bad cards. But that didn’t stop her from living and pursuing what she wants out of life. Her store was struggling so when Rory made her an offer that a normal person couldn’t refuse, Dawn didn’t jump in head first. She’s upfront, candid, and she fights for herself. It would’ve been easy to lean on Rory (who was a billionaire, of all things) but she didn’t. She lived the life she wanted even though it almost cost her dearly.

This book is fire, y’all. It sizzles in the romance/sex department. Dawn and Rory’s chemistry was off the charts aided by a humorous banter and plenty of attraction on both sides. It almost made me cry, too. There’s a very touching note at the end about the author’s cat that almost did me in. Lol. Y’all, if you’re on a lookout for an outstanding romance reads, please consider this book. It was absolutely amazing!

  • oh wow…this book sounds so amazing here. I love books that have such great chemistry here. And I am totally adding this to my list for reading in 2018. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this one.

  • You read this more than once already? That a sign of a damn good book! Ill go look it up!

  • RO

    Just stopping by to say hello and to wish you a Happy Friday! Hugs…RO

  • Dawn sounds like such an inspiring character who has dealt with a bad situation in an empowering way. I’m glad that she doesn’t lean on Rory. Lovely review!

  • Karen

    Oh *clappy hands* This sounds good!

    For What It’s Worth

  • This one sounds like my kind of romance novel. I like it when it has strong, independent characters who aren’t ridiculous, a nice enough storyline and some humor along with the steamy scenes. I might try this one, because I need a new addition to my NA reads that isn’t Santino Hassell or waiting on the next Alexis Hall novel. πŸ˜›

  • Well.. as much as I like girl power books, I think some people have it easy… Go girl for making it hard for him!

  • You make this one sound so good, Joy! This isn’t the kind of book that I read often but I may have to make a spot for this one.

  • I like a good strong heroine who does what she can with the hand she’s dealt. The romance sounds great, too. πŸ™‚

  • steamy, glad you enjoyed the plot and the banter πŸ˜€ I always love the banter

  • shootingstarsmag

    I feel like I’ve seen this cover, but I didn’t know what it was a bout. These characters sound awesome though, and I’m really glad to hear you loved it!


  • RO

    I’ve never heard of this author, but the cover definitely grabbed me initially. These characters sound great and I want to know more about them for sure! Hugs…and Happy Tuesday – RO

  • I didn’t know about this one but it looks great! thanks for sharing!

  • Banter and off the charts chemistry…sign me up!! Great review. This book sounds like one I would love.

  • Oh this sounds interesting. The note on the cat totally sold me. Yea, I know… I’m strange. LOL

  • Maybe not for me, but still it sounds good

  • Ohh, yay for having read this one many times already πŸ˜€ Books that you want to read again are always the best. Sounds like a fun and sexy read πŸ˜€ Thank you for sharing Joy. <3

  • kindlemom1

    Okay if you gave this five stars then I definitely need to check it out more. πŸ˜‰