Hot For His Girl by Rachel Blaufeld
Standalone Contemporary Romance
I was immediately drawn to Hot for His Girl by Rachel Blaufeld because it’s about bloggers. Running two blogs myself, I was excited to be able to relate to the main characters. And I totally did (Though I wish I were as successful at blogging as either one of them!).
“Here’s the thing most people don’t get. For us, the people of the web, relationships made behind the screen are the closest thing we have. We live in and on our devices.”
Andi Schwartz (Italian mom, Jewish dad – I loved that!) is a single mom who supports her daughter by running an anonymous blog that’s like a snarky TMZ of the blogging world. After her mom blog didn’t take off, she found that being snarky really worked and The Unaffectionate Blogger was born. Andi takes her anonymity very seriously and almost nobody knows who she really is.
When her sister turns her on to a guy’s blog called Grill and Groom, she is fascinated.
“Who grills shirtless? And who looks that good while he grills and writes about It? This guy could be a model, so why’s he peddling himself as a blogger?”
Reid’s blog is doing well and he loves doing it, but he is a college professor and his bosses are not happy about his blog so he is thinking about going anonymous. He emails The Unaffectionate Blogger about her experiences and kind of develops a little crush on her based on her writing.
Meanwhile, a Halloween meet-cute happens when Andi meets the blogger of her fantasies in the flesh.
“It literally happens to me. My whole body rides the wave of brushing fingers with Reid, and I swear, he smiles. A small knowing smirk turns up each corner of his mouth as he takes the mutilated cup. I want to hand him my vagina. No, no, no. I can’t do that.”
This turns into kind of a You Got Mail situation as Andi tries to keep her blog a secret while dating the guy who is writing the anonymous blogger for advice. Did you follow that?
Sigh…I really loved Reid. And I liked Andi a lot until she let it go on way too long. As someone who tried to blog anonymously, I know the toll leading a double life can take. I hated feeling like I was lying to people so I came clean right away. So while I LOVED the first half of the book, I started to not like her because she kept lying.
- About bloggers, so relatable!
- Their first meetings.
- I love how she was brought up Jewish but other than a line here or there it wasn’t forced on the reader, and she wasn’t a stereotype.
- Reid was sweet and adorable and taught Andi what was REALLY important.
- I love a single mom book.
- Some really funny moments.
- Smart and original.
- I loved the side characters.
- Getting into a little about the blogging business.
- She kept up the lie way too long and I started to think she didn’t deserve him.
- Made me feel like a shitty blogger.
- Such a generic title for a unique book.
The Down & Dirty:
Rating: 4 Stars, 3.5 Heat