Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Book Review: HOSED by Pippa Grant & Lili Valente

Title: Hosed
Authors: Pippa Grant & Lili Valente
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Romantic Comedy
 Release Date: January 15, 2019


The world's sexiest firefighter is about to get a second chance with the virgin next door…

He's bossy, arrogant, and so ridiculously hot he should come with a warning label and a pair of flame retardant coveralls.

He's also the boy who broke my heart when we were in high school.

I want to move in next door to Ryan O'Dell the way I want to be the virgin gamer geek suddenly in charge of running my sister's sex toy factory. Too bad both are written in my stars.

Yeah, I'm the world's oldest virgin code-writing nerd. 

And he's the world's hottest firefighter. 

And even though he intimidates the heck out of me, I can't seem to control my libido when he's around.

Where is my dignity? My self-respect? My panties?

Seriously…. Have you seen them? Anyone?

Maybe they're hiding in his bedroom. With my heart.

Yeah, I know. I'm hosed.  

So hosed.

Hosed is a steamy, fun romantic comedy between a firefighter and the virgin nerd next door, complete with a pet raccoon, scandalous gossip, and dildo football. (No, really.) This romance has no cheating or cliffhangers, and ends with a banging hot happily ever after.


My Thoughts

Welcome to Happy Cat, Georgia, USA! A quirky little town inhabited by some quirky, albeit loveable characters as well as being home to a sex toy factory that has the locals divided about the respectability of said business.

When Cassie Sunderwell temporarily returns to town, not only is she plunged into managing her sister’s sex toy factory, she finds herself with Ryan O’Dell as her next-door neighbour. Yes! The Ryan O’Dell she has a teenage crush on. The Ryan O’Dell who broke her heart and influenced her future relationships … or rather non-relationships.

This love story between Cassie and Ryan is sweet, sexy and utterly swoony! I enjoyed the time Cassie and Ryan spent together; they took the time to go on dates, share their thoughts, and get to know one another. And we’ll have to give Ryan kudos for one hell of a grovel scene. Ten out of ten, Mr. O’Dell.

Do towns like Happy Cat exist? If so, I truly want to visit and just observe. There are several amusing offbeat characters and yes, a special mention must go out to the raccoon, George Cooney. He really is not just a pet, but a town personality in his own right. His escapades are hilarious, and dare I say, worthy of their own story??? Once you finish HOSED, do not forget to download the bonus epilogue for more Cooney tales. 

Pippa Grant is my go-to author when I need absurdist fun, endearing characters and loopy storylines. HOSED – her collaboration with Lili Valente - does not disappoint. 

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Pippa Grant

Pippa Grant is a stay-at-home mom and housewife who loves to escape into sexy, funny stories way more than she likes perpetually cleaning toothpaste out of sinks and off toilet handles. When she’s not reading, writing, sleeping, or trying to prepare her adorable demon spawn to be productive members of society, she’s fantasizing about chocolate chip cookies.

Lili Valente

Lili Valente has slept under the stars in Greece, eaten dinner at midnight with French men who couldn’t be trusted to keep their mouths on their food, and walked alone through Munich’s red light district after dark and lived to tell the tale. 

These days you can find her writing in a tent beside the sea, drinking coconut water and thinking delightfully dirty thoughts.

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