New Release Book Review: Melt For You by J.T. Geissinger

About the Book

A wallflower gets seduction tips from a playboy athlete—until love changes the rules.
Socially awkward Joellen Bixby has a date every Saturday—with her cat, a pint of ice cream, and fantasies of the way-too-handsome Michael Maddox. She’d give anything to win over the unattainable CEO of her firm, but how can she when she blends in so well with her cubicle? The answer may be closer than she thinks.

Cameron McGregor is a cocky, tattooed Scottish rugby captain who just moved in next door. He’s not Jo’s type—at all—but the notorious playboy is offering to teach the wallflower everything he knows about inspiring desire. Though a lot of women have rumpled Cam’s kilt, Jo is special. Far from the ugly duckling she thinks she is, in Cam’s eyes she’s sharp, funny, and effortlessly sexy. Now, thanks to him, Jo is blooming with confidence and has the man of her dreams within reach.

Unfortunately for Cam, he’s just helped to push the woman of his dreams into the arms of another man—and now he’s in the fight of his life to keep this beauty from getting away.

My Thoughts

Unrequited love, hidden love and I-wouldn’t-recognise-it-even-if-it-hit-me-in-the-face love all feature in this great read.

Cameron McGregor, a Scottish rugby player is big, brawny and has a mega sized ego. In contrast, Joellen is an overweight wallflower and close to becoming the often scorned “cat lady”. Her only regular dates are with her elderly neighbour.

Cameron’s attraction to Joellen is obvious but she only has eyes for her boss, Michael. When Michael announces he is getting divorced, Cameron decides to help Joellen get the man of her dreams. I adored Joellen and Cameron. The wit and banter between these two is incredible; the sparks are flying! And even though the aim is to help Joellen get her man, things don’t always happen how you think they will.

I also really enjoyed the secondary characters like the quirky Mrs. Dinwiddle and the filter-free Shasta.

Serious issues such as body image, self-esteem and public perception are tackled but there is an overall upbeat quality to the story that stops it from spiralling into and angsty mess, which I appreciated.

If I could wish for one thing, it would be scenes from Cameron’s point of view. Given Joellen’s obliviousness, he must have been wondering how he found himself in his position.

This is a book I will definitely be rereading. I hope that an audio version will be produced of this book and I hope it features a narrator that can do Cameron’s accent proud.

About the Author

J.T. Geissinger writes unique, passionate love stories for women who need more than cookie-cutter romance. Ranging from funny, feisty romcoms to intense, edgy suspense, her books have sold more than one million copies and been translated into several languages.

She is the recipient of the Prism Award for Best First Book, the Golden Quill Award for Best Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, and is a two-time finalist for the RITA® Award from the Romance Writers of America®. She has also been a finalist in the Booksellers’ Best, National Readers’ Choice, and Daphne du Maurier Awards.