Published by Entangled: Lovestruck on July 18, 2016
Series: What Happens in Vegas #16
Genres: adult, contemporary, Romance
Source: eARC from Publisher
Sadie Quinn is at the romance readers’ convention for one reason only: to find editor Jocelyn Dellarivier.
Which she could do if she didn’t keep running into the most frustrating, gorgeous man ever. To make matters worse, she just won a contest and a date with him is the prize.
Jake Blaine could kill his boss for rigging the contest, but now he’s face to face with the one woman who could expose his alter ego. He’s not about to leave, but he can’t tell Sadie he’s the editor she’s looking for. But even though he’s playing with fire, Jake can’t seem to stay away. And after a night with the raven-haired beauty, he’s not sure he wants to…
Hot on His Heels is the 16th book in the What Happens in Vegas series by Margo Bond Collins. Hot on His Heels is an adult contemporary romance from the entangled Lovestruck line. And I have to say, the two main characters Sadie and Jake, did seem very lovestruck throughout the story. But unfortunately, I also have to say that I didn’t love Hot on His Heels as much as I wanted to. It is a quick read, and I can see a lot of people really enjoying the spicy-sweetness of the story but it didn’t mesh with me and my personality.
Hot on His Heels is an interesting concept. Jake is a very famous romance editor, but because his brother is an ultra conservative politician and doesn’t want to smear his public image Jake has decided to hide behind a female persona. Sadie is a literature professor that is beautiful but has no idea and who is working on an academic piece that she thinks is bound to get a whole new generation to love an accept romance and erotica as a valid literary genre. (I was actually pretty interested in her thesis, but we don’t get to delve too deep into that. But it seems like a cool idea.) Anyways Sadie is convinced that if she can get an interview with her favorite editor, her writing will be complete. Insert Jake as said female editor, and you get the idea. Could be a very cute concept. But it fell apart pretty immediately for me.
Jake is instantly taken with Sadie, but I never really felt his connection deep down. Especially since he found out that she was person harassing him for so long. But regardless, that wasn’t my main issue with the story. I thought Sadie and Jake were cute together, but the characters and the writing were too political for my tastes. First you have the ultra conservative big bad wolf of a brother that made Jake believe (self imposed belief, I might add) that he had to hide everything about himself. The there were anti-men comments hidden behind a veil of feminism. (This is the one that really bugs me. Having feminist beliefs and being a feminist does not mean that you are anti-man, and you have to use the word man as an insult. But I digress.) I felt like the characters beliefs and the writing were very polarizing, and to be honest they rubbed me the wrong way. I understand that will not be the case with all readers, and like I stated earlier, I think many readers will enjoy Sadie and Jake’s story. Sadly, I am not one of them. Hot on His Heels didn’t work for me.
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