Saturday, May 19, 2018

Release Day Review: Nerdy Little Secret by MJ O'Shea (Giveaway)

Title: Nerdy Little Secret
Series: Coconut Cove: Book Two
Author: M.J. O'Shea
Release Date: May 18, 2018
Category: Contemporary
Pages: 82

Will a reunion between high school friends lead to romance—or regret?
Key West local Blair Fletcher goes from wallflower to star overnight. One day he’s waiting tables, and the next he’s thrust into a different world—as an actor on the new gay teen drama Coconut Cove. Playing queen-bee Ryder quickly makes him friends—and enemies—but it’s the set carpenter who’s had his heart since they were kids.
Blair always assumed golden god Sander Johansen was completely unattainable… and straight. Now that Sander has returned to their hometown, it seems Blair’s assumptions might have been wrong. As things heat up on set and in the bedroom, Blair has to realize he’s no longer the shy kid who never moved away from home and maybe it’s finally time for him to have the life, and love, he’s always wanted.
First Edition published by Wilde City Press, September 2014.

3 Stars

So, I am a huge MJ O’Shea fan so I couldn’t resist Nerdy Little Secret when I saw it. I hadn’t read any other books in the series (I didn’t even know it was a series previously published) so I wasn’t familiar with any of the characters but that wasn’t really a problem. Unfortunately, though I really wasn’t blown away by the story. Don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t bad, I just found it a little bland for my tastes. Generally, MJ writes stories that are either super funny and sexy or emotionally charged or downright addictive (I have read Coming Home and Loveblood numerous times). Nerdy Little Secret just lacked that spark I wanted.

Blair aka Ryder was okay but I definitely didn’t love him. As for Sander, I really didn’t care for him at all. Their relationship missed the chemistry I would’ve expected and frankly had no steam to speak of. I guess I expected a lot of great sexual tension and then some really great hot and steamy scenes. Instead, it was kind of slow paced and lukewarm.

I really would’ve loved to see more drama, angst, hot times and laugh out loud moment since this story is about a Blair starring in a teen soap and Sander who is working on the set. It seems like a great premise and a hotbed of fun ideas.

***Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie by the author/publisher for my reading pleasure in hopes of an unbiased opinion, a review was not a requirement.***

1 comment:

  1. I would like to read this one.
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