Fast, Fresh, and Hot
by Eliza Madison aka Liz Lincoln
Release Date: June 29, 2015
Publisher: AGD Press
Book #1 in the Men at Work series
Number of pages: 145
Source: Kindle Unlimited
Contemporary Romance M/F
Read 5/1/19 to 5/3/19
Fantasy guys were supposed to remain anonymous. They were supposed to be nothing more than pretty faces. I didn’t have time for real.
Even though she’s ordered 4 pizzas this week, Becca Dahl’s interested less in spicy sausage and more in the smoking eye candy provided by her hot delivery guy, Tariq. It’s not supposed to amount to anything,but when he proposes a co-ed study break, the sex is hotter than she expected. They both want it to last more than one night, but Becca doesn’t have time for a relationship. She’s got to finish grad school with honors if she’s ever going to earn her dad’s praise. But when Tariq’s kisses light her up brighter than the Bat Signal, she can’t help but say yes to another date.
As they spend more time together out of bed, Becca starts to see the man behind the pizza box. They find a connection deeper than their mutual love of comic books and nerdy movie quotes. Tariq shares pieces of himself and he sees through Becca’s façade to the pain she’s kept hidden for years. Her resolve to hold him at arm’s length starts crumbling. But when Tariq shows up at her graduation, setting off her overbearing father, can he convince her that when it comes to a relationship, they’ve got what it takes to deliver?
When I found out that the author Liz Lincoln also writes under the name Eliza Madison I couldn’t wait to check out what else she had written. (Thanks to Alex at Happily Ever After Book Nerd for her review on book 2 in this series that pointed me in this direction.) Then I found out her books are on Kindle Unlimited while I’m on my 6 month trial of KU and I got even more excited. After reading this story I am beyond happy for this discovery.
This story has all of the fun, humor, and heat I’ve come to expect from this author. Since it’s a bit of a shorter story it also moves quickly. Becca and Tariq are beautiful together. The way they meet and take things to the next step is cute and moves in such a natural way, before you know it they’re in a relationship…although they don’t quite realize it themselves.
Becca’s upbringing and issues in her past should make it so there’s a huge chip on her shoulder. She does have a chip in some ways, but for the most part she has turned the negative into positive. That’s why, when she does lash out, it’s a sort of shock to Tariq. But it’s also a catalyst to the couple really opening up to one another and finding their happiness.
I’m excited to read the rest of this series and see where the other characters go. This author always sucks me in and gives me all the feels.