I received this book for free from the TLC Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Wild Wedding Hookup by Jamie K. Schmidt
Published by Harlequin Dare on July 1, 2020
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Source: TLC Book Tours
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A South Beach bachelor party stirs up a scorching affair in USA TODAY bestselling author Jamie K. Schmidt’s Wild Wedding Hookup!
Concierge Mikelina Presley works for a luxurious resort club in sunny South Beach, Florida. She’s thrilled to land a two-week booking for a bachelor party at one of the resort’s most expensive villas—not least because the fiery chemistry between her and best man Bastian Ainsworth is deliciously tempting.
When the groom-to-be suddenly disappears, Mikelina and Bastian team up to find him, bringing them closer together. Their irresistible desire for each other is dangerously distracting, but the stakes are high for both of them: if they don’t bring back the runaway bachelor, Bastian’s little sister will have her heart broken. And Mikelina’s resort stands to lose out on the group’s lucrative booking—which would be devastating for her career.
As the search takes them all over South Beach’s sexiest hideaways, their racy fling becomes something much deeper and Mikelina finds herself falling for Bastian. But she hasn’t told him everything about her past, and a shameful secret weighs heavy on her mind… Can their passionate affair survive the truth?
Are you looking for a sexy, steamy, fast read that is exciting and surprisingly emotionally packed? Then look no further than Jamie K. Schmidt’s Wild Wedding Hookup, launching on July 1, 2020 with Harlequin Dare. This book has the right mix of sexual chemistry, a bit of mysterious pasts, and a great South Beach, Florida back drop for a two-week upscale bachelor party.
Mikelina Presley is the concierge who has been assigned the two-week booking for a bachelor party, which just happens to be staying in the expensive villa that she owns and now rents out to pay the taxes thanks to her father’s fall from grace. Her only dealings with the demanding and exacting Bastian Ainsworth have been through phone calls and emails, so when they meet the night before the party is due in South Beach, sparks fly without them realizing who they are to each other.
While Mikelina tries to keep Bastian at arm’s length–he’s her client, after all–a disappearing groom-to-be Jace forces Bastian and Mikelina to comb the hot spots of South Beach looking for him, and they can’t deny their attraction. But Bastian’s need to plan and schedule is blown out of the water by his future brother-in-law’s disappearing acts, and Bastian finds that he starts to distrust everyone around him–including Mikelina. Is this just a fling or a burgeoning romance that’s doomed from the start?
I really loved both Mikelina and Bastian. While Mikelina has some things happen to her in the past, she doesn’t play the victim and has taken as much control of her life as she can. She does keep some things close, understandably, and that does hurt her chances with Bastian. While Mikelina and Bastian click almost immediately, Bastian’s been burned by a previous relationship, and that baggage has tainted how he views other relationships now–his and those closest to him. He doesn’t want to see his sister get hurt by marrying someone that might not love her, so he’ll do anything to make sure that Jace is on the up-and-up.
I give Wild Wedding Hookup a five out of five. I really connected with both Mikelina and Bastian, and their chemistry was so fun. The writing just sucked me in from the first page, and I was immersed in the sights and sounds of South Beach very quickly. This one had a bit of everything packed into the compact size: humor, sexy times, emotion, baggage, and drama. I highly recommend this for romance lovers and it makes a fun, quick, and engrossing read.
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About Jamie K. Schmidt
USA Today bestselling author, Jamie K. Schmidt, writes erotic contemporary love stories and paranormal romances. Her steamy, romantic comedy Life’s a Beach reached #65 on USA Today, #2 on Barnes & Noble and #9 on Amazon. Her Club Inferno series from Random House’s Loveswept line has hit both the Amazon and Barnes & Noble top one hundred lists and the first book in the series, Heat put her on the USA Today bestseller list. Her dragon paranormal romance series from Entangled Publishing, has been called “fun and quirky” and “endearing.” Partnered with New York Times bestselling author and former porn actress, Jenna Jameson, Jamie’s hardcover debut, SPICE, continues Jenna’s FATE trilogy.
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