Exposed by Zoey Williams
Published by Harlequin
Publication Date: March 10th 2015
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Frustrated with her spinstery ways, Macy Grant's friends staged a Sex Intervention. But as Macy agonizes through her first—and worst—date in years, she can't help but notice the brawny, shaggy-haired artist sitting at the next table. Handsome. Sexy. With hands that are incredibly…uh, skilled. So when Macy runs into Jake Stanton at a party, it's a definitely a sign from the Gods Who Want Her To Get Laid. And oh, she does.
Except that Jake didn't tell Macy that it was his engagement party. Or that his fiancée is the hottest supermodel to walk the runway. Now Macy must decide if she can let the perfect guy walk away…or if she's ready to step into the spotlight and turn her sex life into the biggest headline of the year!
Macy’s friends Ella and Jasmine want her to date! It’s been five years since her last date and since then she’s been losing herself in her event planning job. Having a job you love is wonderful but so is a man…and sex! Jasmine wants to set her up on a blind date with a client of hers but Macy decides that online dating is the way to go. She agrees to take off work for a week and gets her mind blown by the perviness of online dating. She soon agrees to the blind date but that’s a bust as well but the night ends well when she’s saved by the cute man who was sitting at a table next to them.
When she heads to a party for a model that Jasmine knows she runs into her white knight, aka Jake. They hit it off and spend the evening talking and laughing and generally having a fabulous time – out of and in bed!
Macy’s not thrilled, however, when she finds out that Jake is a beard for the model, Ashley, who’s gay. She is afraid to come out as she believes her sex kitten image will be ruined. Not only that – Jake and Ashley are now engaged! Macy’s friend Jasmine is devastated as she’s been dating Ashley secretly for the past year and when Ashley said there would be an announcement at the party Jasmine believed it was going to be about Ashley coming out – not.
Neither Macy nor Jasmine are happy with the people they are falling for but will literally stop at nothing to get what they want.
I really enjoyed this novella…to a point. I very much liked Jake and Macy together and I loved the interactions with Ella, Macy and Jasmine as they were such good friends. The author really got that through to me in a great way.
The evening that Macy and Jake spent together was pretty wonderful as well and I wanted them to be able to have a chance to grow their relationship into something more. I admired Macy’s guts to talk to Jake and Ashley and go after what she wanted. After that, however, I had an big issue with the story. I won’t tell you exact details but sum it up by saying that Jasmine and Macy pretty much forced Ashley and Jake’s hands in the end. I appreciated the outcome and it all worked out because it was romance novel but had this been real life I have no doubt this would have blown up in their faces. Not good decision making on the 3 friends’ part…at all.
I also wasn’t thrilled that Jake and Macy ended up moving so fast in the end but it was nice to know they were giving themselves a chance. So in the end I thought it was a cute story even though I didn’t love all parts of it. It was still entertaining and worth reading.
Rating: 3 out of 5