Friday, November 8, 2013

Review: Stinger : Scorpio 1 ( Sign of Love #3 ) by Mia Sheridan

Stinger by Mia Sheridan
Excerpt

Grace Hamilton was the girl with a plan. She knew exactly where her life was going and prided herself on always achieving her goals. It was who she was, and how she lived her life. She never stepped outside the lines, and never considered what she might desire and whom she was actually trying so hard to please. Until him…

Carson Stinger was a man who didn't play by any rules except his own. Working in the adult entertainment industry, he didn't care what others thought, and took each day as it came, no direction, no plan. He knew what women wanted from him and believed it was all he had to offer. Until her… 

When circumstances forced them to spend several hours together, they walked away changed. But for two people who never should have meshed, overcoming the reality of their vastly different lives wasn't possible. At least not yet…


Genre

Contemporary

Review

Life is Wild. 

Another Vegas fling romance that came with a little twist. I was quite surprise to find that what started out as an erotic read turn a little suspenseful towards the end. When the book hit half mark, it twisted the story 180 degree and left me flabbergasted. 

Grace Hamilton, a law undergrad is in Vegas for the weekend to attend a law conference. She bumped into Carson Stinger, Straight Male Performer (just can't resist to bold it) while he is attending another adult entertaining conference (that's Vegas for you). Her initial reaction towards his blatant flirtatious attitude is 'blanch'! Eww.... 

"Doggy Style? Backwards Cowgirl? The Garfield? Flying Circus? Butterfly Table Lotus? Bended Knee?"
"You're disgusting."


I'm kinda curious as to some of the aforementioned position. I hope he will explain further or maybe do some demo. Hah!

She is a well-plan girl, from her studies, career choice to her future husband, everything is well-plan (I find her plan ridiculous btw). The last thing she expect was to have a fling with a porn star in Vegas. But during an unlikely event of being force to trap in an elevator together, Grace came to like Carson, the man behind the sex-on-a-stick facade. They have some hilarious banter and heart to heart talk in the elevator that make them know each other more. After they were rescue, I'm a little dumbstruck that little Miss Perfect agree to have a fling with him for the weekend. Naughty girl. 

Carson Stinger didn't have any dark past that lead him to his career choice. He simply think that nothing paid him better than being a porn star. He is funny, outgoing and enjoy teasing Grace for her uptight attitude. 

"If I'm gonna be stuck in an elevator, better that it's not with a corpse. I'm into a lot of crazy shit, but necrophilia isn't one of them."

I thought Carson was wonderful from the way he treat their fling like something to cherish about. If you look past his work, he is a wonderful boyfriend. He keeps calling her, Buttercup and I wonder what is the meaning behind it. 

"Why do you call me Buttercup?"

By the time comes when they need to go their separate ways, both are reluctant to let go. But reality is a pain in the ass and they both can't ignore that they are wrong for each other. 

Grace and Carson was separated for years, but we get to catch up on what they did during these time and how their time together greatly affected their future. 

He was an enigma to me-stinging me one minute and then soothing me the next-with his words, his touch, his smile.

The biggest change we get is from Carson. The man totally turn his life around.  Something about a man being more badass drew me in. 

And then 5 years later, an unusual circumstance brings them back together again. Will they be able to work out their difference and give themselves another shot at happiness? Man, oh man. I thought Carson was wonderful and Grace should just throw caution to the wind at jump into his arm. But that's just me.

The first part of the book is more like a pure erotic read, the middle part was full of heartache and longing, the last part is where things got a little more intense and interesting. Mia Sheridan should definitely try out writing a romantic suspense, some of the details about human trafficking issue was quite raw and gritty. Although there is some part of the book was a little draggy, but overall quite a solid read. This is a standalone with a HEA. 

"I like how you make me feel-like if you looked at me every day, the way you're looking at me right now, I could do anything, be anything, be more."

Rating 4/5

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