On The Plus Side
A Perfect Fit, #2
By Alison Bliss
Author’s Website: http://authoralisonbliss.com
Brought to you by OBS reviewer Andra
Big girls don’t cry. They go after what they want.
Thanks to her bangin’ curves, Valerie Carmichael has always turned heads-with the exception of seriously sexy Logan Mathis. Just Valerie’s luck that the object of her lust-filled affection is also best friends with her overprotective brother. But Valerie’s determined to get Logan’s attention . . . even if it means telling a teeny little lie to get a job at his new bar.
Logan can’t remember a time when Valerie didn’t secretly fuel all his hottest fantasies. Now the curvaceous she-devil is working behind his bar, tempting him every damn night. It’s only when he finds Valerie’s naughty things-to-do list that Logan decides to break every rule in the book-by making each red-hot deed a reality.
No one warned them that they were going to fall this hard. And no one warned them that sometimes the smallest secrets can have the biggest consequences.
Alison Bliss’ “A Perfect Fit” series ceases to amaze me. I thought Size Matters (A Perfect Fit #1) was a terrific read, well On the Plus Side (A Perfect Fit #2) was even better (who would have thought that possible?)!!! I am smitten with Valerie’s and Logan’s love story.
As long as Val can remember, she has had a crush on her big brother’s (Brett’s) best friend, Logan. But…Logan would never give her the time of day. But as can be guessed, there is more to it than Val being the pesky younger sibling of his best friend….Logan likes Val as well, but his loyalty is to his bud and he would never break that bro code and date Val…or would he. Now that Logan has returned from an 8-year absence, he just may have to rethink his loyalties as Val is “smokin’ hot” and he may not be able to keep away anymore.
So the stage has been set…. hunky crush guy, Logan, has returned to town. Val, the pesky younger sister, has grown up and boy does she have curves. You can guess what happens…. SPARKS! I really enjoyed how both Val and Logan tried to deny the attraction but to no avail. It had my laughing and swooning (not necessarily at the same time). Keeping the relationship, a secret from Brett definitely added to the “sexiness” of their relationship. How long could or would they keep it a secret? What would happen when ‘Brett found out as he is such a loose canon with respect to his sister and men.
In the beginning, Brett convinces Val to go to the opening of the new bar ‘Bottoms Up’, which sets the stage for all that is to come and we get an appreciation for the relationship between Val and Brett:
“She knew better than to hang out in bars with her older and only – thank God – brother. Every time she’d done so in the past, the nights had always ended the same way. Brett would spend the entire evening hovering over her like a rapid pit bull, daring any single guy with a glint in his eye to look her way. And eventually, one of them would. At least one brave soul, brimming with liquid courage, would be dumb enough-or drunk enough-to risk approaching her while Brett stood guard. Then the potentially suicidal man would quickly find out what a hot-tempered asshole her brother could be. It was inevitable.”
I enjoyed how Val insinuated herself into the inner workings of Bottoms Up, though I knew that some of her choices would inevitably come back to bite her in the derrière. She has some wicked bar tending skills. And, she knows how to take car of herself.
The sparks/chemistry between Val and Logan is off the charts. Their journey was filled with bumps along the way, but I certainly was caught up in the journey. The way Logan described his attraction to Val was exquisite:
“He’d never met anyone who oozed sex appeal like Valerie did. It was as if a bright sexual aura hung permanently in the air around her and saturated his skin whenever he got near her. The kind of excruciating tension that started in the balls and drove men like him to the nearest bathroom to yank their dicks in order to establish some modicum of control. Actually, sexy didn’t begin to describe her accurately. It was more like she was a work of art, and her gorgeous body was the canvas. One he’d happily paint over and over again using only his tongue. Take that, Leonardo da Vinci.”
Do not be fooled, this story has more than sexual attraction and hot bodies…there is some depth to the storylines which also had me reading far into many a night when sleep should have been my priority and not reading this book. Logan has a mighty strong need to have his new business venture succeed, and it will pull at your heart strings (sorry, need to leave some things for you to discover when you read this book).
As I continue to explore the writings of Alison Bliss, I am amazed at how well I become engaged and trapped into the world she has created. I can hardly wait for the third book in this series “More to Love”.