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ARC Book Review: S.O.B. by J.C. Valentine

valentine_sobTitle: S.O.B.
Author: J.C. Valentine
Genre:  Contemporary Erotica
Release Date: November 5th, 2015
Format: Ebook
Source: ARC from the Author 
Pages: 386
Rating: 4 Stars

Levi Black is an s.o.b.

Born with a silver spoon in his mouth, he’s a pretentious, obnoxious, womanizing jacka** who thinks the world revolves around him.

He wouldn’t be wrong.

A famous soccer player, his skills on and off the field have won him medals, trophies, women, and the cover of every heartthrob magazine in the country. He’s broken nearly every bone in his body and a few hearts along the way, including mine—his stepsister—and lived to tell about it.

One night changed everything, and I’ve avoided him like the plague ever since. Just long enough to finish college, to bury the hurt, and to outrun the memories. But now that’s all changed. I’m back, and there’s no more running.

My hands are supposed to be my livelihood, but now they’re my curse. Levi’s reckless ways have landed him in a sticky situation, and his father has given me an offer I can’t refuse. One month, and all I have to do is put my hands on his body. Easier said than done. The problem is, even though I know it’s bound to bite me in the a**, I can’t bring myself to say no to the s.o.b.

I received a complimentary ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.

I was taken completely by surprise by this novel. It had many tropes and devices that I have read a million times: the billionaire playboy with the heart of gold and secret good side with the goody toes shoes girl next door who tries to be strong and make a life for herself even after everything goes wrong. It’s a story I have read many times, but somehow, JC Valentine made it work.

It wasn’t that it felt like a new story, but that it felt real. The main characters felt like living breathing people with all their faults and quirks. They were far from perfect but it made them believable; I couldn’t help falling in love with them both. Not to mention the chemistry between Levi and Vista. They may have teased and fought, but the love, and heat, between them was real.

SOB is an emotional rollercoaster that takes you for a ride and doesn’t let you off till the very end. Expect some tears, some grimaces, and a lot of lip biting. Prepared to be swept away by dynamic characters that tug at your heart strings. I though I was getting an erotic story. While I did, there was so much more to SOB.

❧ Arec

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