I tend to be a fan of Robin Bielman’s writing so I couldn’t wait to read Keeping Mr. Right Now. Sophie is an amazing young lady with intelligence, a job she loves, and a total lack of self confidence. Presented with a wonderful opportunity, Sophie sets out from Montana to California working as the event coordinator for a surf inspired film festival. Like every other woman, Sophie is blown away by Zane, the sexy surfer with a reputation as a bad boy and lady’s man. Needing to spruce up his image to pursue a position with SHE, Sophie fits the bill perfectly to keep him out of trouble.
Great things happen when the two interact. Sophie builds confidence and gains even more experience for her job. Zane realizes he is better than the negative self image his father left him with. But despite the growing feelings, the question lies whether the two can have something together.
I did enjoy this book immensely. Anytime you have the hot stud falling for the girl with self esteem issues it is enjoyable…like a Cinderella story but with a lot more steam. Chemistry rolls off this couple and you can’t help but root for them. What is great is that there is more depth to their relationship, rather than just the attraction and Bielman does a great job illustrating that.
So why only a four star review. There was a little lack of realism with some of Zane’s comments. I just can’t picture a surfer dude with concerns about his lack of education saying, “And I love the pink flush of arousal that does indeed spread everywhere.” Beyond that my only other critique is that the ending just wraps up way too quickly. After the angst, there just does not seem to be enough substance in the reconciliation which is completely at odds with the amount of substance present throughout the rest of the book. It was unfortunately a let down at the end of such a great story. Perhaps an Epilogue in the next book. Regardless, I enjoy the writing and characters so much I will read Bielman’s next book. I am hoping we will get more on Honor and Bryce…hint, hint.
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About the Book:
Title: Keeping Mr. Right Now (Kisses In The Sand, #1)
Author: Robin Bielman
Publisher: Entangled Bliss
Release Date: August 18, 2014
Category: Contemporary Romance
Source: Received from Publisher via NetGalley
A temporary agreement neither could keep…
Brainy, organized Sophie Birch is no beach bunny. In fact, she’s totally out of her element among the sun-bronzed crowd at a film festival in beautiful White Strand Cove. When a surf lesson introduces her to Zane Hollander, suddenly she’s up close and personal with the world’s sexiest surf star. But what can a great-looking, experienced athlete possibly see in a klutzy out-of-towner who’s never set foot in the ocean?
Zane Hollander’s playboy reputation has never been a problem…until recently. Now his management team wants him on his best behavior to entice a meaningful new sponsor. Sophie Birch is the perfect girl to help reform his image. She’s genuine and respected—and their relationship is purely fictional. But the more Sophie blooms under the beachy sun, the more Zane knows he’ll just break her heart. Because nothing’s more important to Zane than following the tide.
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About the Author:
USA Today Bestselling Author Robin Bielman lives in Southern California with her high school sweetheart husband, two sons, and one crazy-cute dog who loves to chew on everyone’s socks. When not attached to her laptop, she can almost always be found with her nose in a book. She also likes to run, hike, eat cupcakes, and dip her toes in the ocean. Writing is a dream come true, and she still pinches herself to be sure it’s real.
She loves to connect with readers. Learn more and sign up for her newsletter on her website at http://robinbielman.com.
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- Beach Lover’s Gift Bag – with a Beach Rules journal, DVD of the surf movie, Chasing Mavericks, lip balm, a beach ball, signed copy of Kissing the Maid of Honor, tiny Life’s a Beach book and an I’ve Been Zaned t-shirt.
- $20 Gift Card (Winner’s choice)
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