Friday, August 17, 2018

Release Day Review ~ The 17-Year-Old Itch by M.J. O'Shea

 Release Day Review ~ The 17-Year-Old Itch by M.J. O'Shea

Title: The 17-Year-Old Itch
Series: Coconut Cove: Book Four
Author: M.J. O'Shea
Release Date: August 17, 2018
Category: Contemporary
Pages: 80
An old conflict boils up behind the scenes of Coconut Cove.
The popular show is about to start filming its second season, and Tony Adams is happy to return to sunny Key West and his role as innocent Joey… mostly. Being back on set also means facing Casey. They had indulged in a scorching behind-the-scenes tryst during season one, but it ended in heartache for Tony. It still hurts.
When they return to Key West, nothing has changed. Casey takes his role as hot dad a little too far and can’t seem to remember that Tony isn’t the teenager he plays on TV. Tony’s tired of being Casey’s dirty little secret—he’s more than man enough for a real adult romance—and draws a line in the sand. Either Casey acknowledges him and their relationship publicly, or he’s calling it off between them.

3 Stars

Normally, I’m a huge MJ O’Shea fan but if I’m honest, this one was just ok.

Tony is back on set filming Coconut Cove season two and hoping he will finally be able to stop thinking about Casey. Casey ended things quickly by saying they wouldn’t work out so there’s no way Tony wants to be like the lovesick kid Casey seems to think he is. Unfortunately, though, every time they are around each other Tony can’t help but want him. Lucky for him, Casey seems to be having a hard time keeping away from him too. If only Casey wasn’t so set on keeping things hidden away and casual.

It was hard rooting for these two because I just did not see them as a couple. They lacked chemistry and passion and other than one pretty hot sex scene where they definitely seemed to be good together, they were just kind of bland for me. I think I would’ve bought into their whole relationship had we really got to see more of them together and falling for one another. As it was, I feel like we were told how Tony felt but that wasn’t completely shown. I definitely would’ve loved to see what Casey was thinking and feeling throughout the whole thing.

Overall, this book was just okay for me. Some might love it, especially fans of the series but for those who are new to MJ O’Shea, trust me this isn’t her best work.

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

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