Five Minute Man by Abbie Zanders
Series: Covendale #1
Also in this series: Seizing Mack
on August 24th 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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"I WRITE sex, Liz. I don't HAVE it." Holly McTierney is a romance writer with zero romance in her life. She dreams of a man who can sweep her off her feet... and give her an orgasm in five minutes flat. However, after hitting the big 3-0 this year, she just wants a guy to snuggle up for a movie and some Chinese takeout.
Or maybe just a man who'll call her back. Sigh...
Adam Grayson works hard on his renovation business - too hard to have any time for dating. Years of construction have given him a rugged look that women can't help but notice, but he never seems to notice them back. Apart from a crazy ex who makes any excuse to run into him, it had been years since he had held a conversation with a woman for more than five minutes. However, his matchmaker nephew has a plan to change all that.
Holly and Adam are perfect for each other, but Adam's ex will stop at nothing to keep them apart. When she gets her claws back into Adam, will Holly let him go? Or can he prove to her that he really is her five minute man?
Adam and Holly had both given up on finding love and happily ever after. Convinced that meeting the perfect person was not gonna happen for them, they had stopped looking and settled for somewhat content lives.
Holly, a romance writer, was also a homebody but who wouldn’t be when you can spend your day in your pj’s? She was funny and sassy, strong-willed and independent. Definitely a girl after my own heart.
Adam, a construction and renovations expert with his own company, doesn’t have a lot of time to date. Well, he may have given up on finding love, but his nephew has other ideas for him. He finagles a “chance” meeting with Holly (a patron in the restaurant he works at), whom he thinks would be perfect for Adam. One conversation is all it takes for them to realize what they’ve found.
This sounds like a pretty straight forwards story, right? Wrong. You see, as soon as they start hanging out strange things start to happen to Holly, Adam is accosted by a crazy ex and now the Historical Society is threatening to take Holly’s house!
With quite a lot of suspense, a lot of laughs and sexy hot shenanigans a la Zanders, Five Minute Man was a highly entertaining read. Adam fell off of the bossy-alpha pedestal I had put him on at first because I felt at times he lacked a bit of the true alpha assertiveness, but he was still a hunky piece of sexy manliness and in the end he worked for me. Holly was a really great character and I loved her.
There was one topic that was not handled in the best way, in my opinion, View Spoiler »that Adam’s ex drugged him, basically rapes him and the sends photos of the act to Holly from his phone. While it’s harder to imagine a male in this situation, and I think that the author showed how much harder it is for this to be proved, « Hide Spoiler I was a bit baffled by Holly’s apparent apathy towards Adam regarding this… I would have been horrified at finding out what happened to him and gone to see him right away.
Sparkles’ Rating: 3.75 crazy-she-bitch-from-Hell Stars
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