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Release Day Review! BUSINESS OR PLEASURE by Rachel Lynn Solomon

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Chandler Cohen has never felt more like the ghost in “ghostwriter” until she attends a signing for a book she wrote—and the author doesn’t even recognize her. The evening turns more promising when she meets a charming man at the bar and immediately connects with him. But when all their sexual tension culminates in a spectacularly awkward hookup, she decides this is one night better off forgotten.

Unfortunately, that’s easier said than done. Her next project is ghostwriting a memoir for Finn Walsh, a C-list actor best known for playing a lovable nerd on a cult classic werewolf show who now makes a living appearing at fan conventions across the country. But Chandler knows him better from their one-night stand of hilarious mishaps.

Chandler’s determined to keep their partnership as professional as possible, but when she admits to Finn their night together wasn’t as mind-blowing as he thought it was, he’s distraught. He intrigues her enough that they strike a deal: when they’re not working on his book, Chandler will school Finn in the art of satisfaction. As they grow closer both in and out of the bedroom, they must figure out which is more important, business or pleasure—or if there’s a way for them to have both.

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Why have I waited so long to read Rachel Lynn Solomon? Trust me, it’s a mistake I won’t make again…

I lovedBusiness or Pleasure! Chandler and Finn’s story was absolutely delightful, from the most awkwardly awful intimate scene ever (that was written that way on purpose, anyway…but I digress ;)) to the happy-tear-inducing epilogue, I adored every moment of reading this one. It’s sex-positive, choice-positive, laugh out loud funny, swoony, sexy (yes, the sexy times get SO MUCH better!), and just plain fun, with extra dollops of OMG, I get that for anyone who’s ever been a part of a fandom, gone to a con, and/or read a celebrity memoir or three.

Chandler and Finn are relatable characters, even for those who haven’t ever starred in an iconic TV show or written a word of fact or fiction since they were (encouraged to? forced to?) in school. Everyone has probably felt a degree of imposter syndrome, worried about their career path–stay in a less than satisfying but secure job, or take a major risk and follow your heart?–and been worried about their performance in bed. Or maybe NOT worried about their performance in bed, when they really should… 😉 Their banter is fun, their “lessons” are OMG hot, and their relationship at every stage is absolutely wonderful.

(But of course I’m a little partial the almost-at-the-HEA stage, even though that means we’re almost at the end of the book and I wasn’t quite ready to leave them yet)

There’s also absolutely adorable puppies. You have been warned.

And–the only truly terrifying part of the story–LOTS of aggressive nail polish peeling. It hurt me, not gonna lie. I may never recover…

But still–beta heroes for the clear win with this one!

Rating: 4 1/2 stars / A

I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.

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