Love Under Quarantine by Kylie Scott and Audrey Carlan
Contemporary Romance Standalone
I like to read books that are similar to my current situation. Both my kids are musicians, so when I am traveling to one of their shows or following a tour I read Rock Star books. During December I read holiday books. I was having a hard time reading during this quarantine and was hoping someone would write a quarantine romance. I read my first one, Day One by Lauren Runow and absolutely loved it, so I was excited for Love Under Quarantine!
After a bit of a rough start that seemed a bit forced and corny, Love Under Quarantine ended up being a fun and sexy quarantine romance. Quarantined in San Francisco, Evan is an NFL player hiding from the press because he was found with drugs and says he was set up. Sadie is a romance writer who is suffering from writers block. That is, until she spots a delicious hottie on the balcony next door.
The flirting and banter continue over the balcony and FaceTime and after about 10 days they’re in love.
“My gaze on her became crystal clear and I could see the two of us in the future. A lifetime of laughing and teasing one another. Happiness in a forever kind of way. In that moment, I realize I’m falling for this woman, and I’ve never laid my hands on her. Mind. Blown.”
There were a lot of different side stories happening that overwhelmed the main story a bit, and I feel like the book suffered a bit of an identity crisis. Is it a romcom? I’m not sure, but there were some fun and light moments. As well as some sexy times.
“This is so fucked up. You know what I want more than anything?”
“What? Tell me?”
“I want to hold you, tell you everything will be okay. Kiss your forehead…and your lips. Christ, what I wouldn’t give to taste your mouth. Make you feel what I’m feeling deep inside.”
She gasps but then whispers, “I wish that too.”
- I love a book that is so current.
- There were some really cute and funny parts.
- She was an author.
- I love her junk food obsession.
- Good sexy time (though some strange word choices).
- It felt a little forced or rushed at first.
- I never really warmed up to him especially.
- It got a little too real.
- Too many stories mixed in.
The Down & Dirty:
Rating: 3.5 Stars, 4 Heat
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