First, let me start off by saying that I love, love, LOVE this new imprint from Harlequin called Cosmo Red Hot Reads.
If you’re a fan of fun, flirty contemporary romance, then you should be reading these novellas.
The heroine is always what Cosmo Magazine calls a “fun, fearless female.” Women who are in their twenties with an established career, women who know what they want and aren’t afraid to go after it.
The latest Red Hot Read that I’ve read and loved was called Bombshell by Jody Gerhman.
I’d never read one of her stories before, in fact, I’d never heard of her before, but that’s something else I love about this imprint. Since I started reading these novellas in March, I’ve become a fan of a lot of authors I’d never read before, like Megan Hart and Lauren Dane, just to name a few.
Why I loved it:
The premise of Bombshell is something that I am immediately drawn to: Bettie Page era sex appeal.
In the story, the heroine Ruby Sugars (what an awesome name, btw) is a curvy girl who dresses in dowdy garb for her office job by day, but at night, when she’s alone she dresses up in her 50s era frilly lingerie and peruses her collection of vintage dresses, hats, handbags and spectator pumps.
You see, there’s another side to Ruby that she’s dying to unleash, an inner bombshell, a confident, sexy, sassy woman who knows how to wield her sexuality and flaunt her bangin’ body.
Cue the extremely hot Colin Wright, a sexy Irishman who has always dreamed of dating a sexy 50s pinup queen.
Colin and Ruby’s chemistry leaps off the page and there are some pretty sexy scenes that I won’t spoil…
Here’s the official blurb:
Copywriter Ruby Sugars is in a rut. Her life consists of the following: long hours, boring neutral colors and regular fat-shaming from her stick insect-looking boss. But Ruby isn’t really a Bland Betty—she’s a complete Bettie Page hottie, with an enviable collection of vintage couture and very naughty vixen lingerie. Now if only she could channel that girl into her real life….
Cue Ruby’s best friend, whose recent fixation is “fantasy matchmaking.” She’s decided that all Ruby needs is one night with a sexy, delectable man—one with a serious thing for curvy pinup girls. And “Lancer” is hot enough to make any girl’s fantasy come true.
For one night, it’s pure, X-rated hotness. But come the next morning, this brand-spankin’-new bombshell will get the shock of her life when the man she vowed to see only once shows up again…as her new boss.
If this story sounds like something you’d like to read based on my recommendation, please consider purchasing Bombshell under my affiliate link at All Romance ebooks by clicking here.