Hit The Spot by J. Daniels
Narrated by Sebastian York and Kate Russell
Contemporary Romance. Interrelated Standalone.
After reading (listening to) Four Letter Word by J. Daniels, I was hooked and couldn’t wait to read Jamie and Tori’s story in Hit The Spot. I love when the guys are funny, over-the-top flirts, have no filter, and pursue the heroine relentlessly. And I love when the heroine resists, at least for a little bit, and denies she has feelings.
“I wouldn’t be that girl. I wouldn’t want him. Only…I totally wanted him. A little, if I was lying. A lot, if I was being honest.”
“I was that girl. Wanting something and knowing where it was but going in the opposite direction. Wanting something, but wait, maybe I didn’t or I shouldn’t or I couldn’t.”
Despite her protests, Jamie isn’t giving up. In fact, he pursues her for NINE MONTHS!
“I want something? I get it, and I don’t fuckin’ lose. Ever. No shit . I’m not just blowin’ smoke up my own ass, babe . When I say I don’t fuckin’ lose, I mean, I do not fuckin’ lose. That applies to a lot of shit, Legs, and it sure as fuck applies to you. I won’t back down, boyfriend or not. You gotta know that.”
Tori has been serving him the “Loser Special” for months, and Jamie still comes in to the diner all the time to pursue her and get shot down. But he never gives up.
“Tori fought with her words. Not her body. I quit asking and just kissed her. And kissed her. And kissed her. I kissed her until seconds blurred into minutes. I kissed her hard and rowdy and rough.”
After that, it became pretty hard to deny the attraction anymore, so Jamie has a proposition:
“You want to bet me that I’ll want to have sex with you before you try and have sex with me?”
This was so much fun! Listening to them both try to tempt each other and get the other to give in first was my favorite part of the story.
Despite loving the story and banter, I did feel like the characters changed a lot from the first book, the problem being I loved them more in Four Letter Word. That’s not to say I didn’t here, but Jamie’s slang did not fit a California surfer, and at least in the audiobook, really started to bother me. Also Tori’s complete change from feisty to almost too needy made her not quite as much fun as she was in the beginning. Still, I totally enjoyed the book, and can’t wait for the next.
- How he shamelessly flirts with her, and the things that come out of his mouth!
- How he pursues her relentlessly and never gives up.
- The banter.
- The sex was super hot.
- Bossy dirty talking alpha.
- Kind of an enemies turned lovers story.
- The narration was mostly good.
- This may seem nitpicky, but the way Jamie spoke really started getting on my nerves, and I noticed even Tori started picking up on it a little too. The lack of pronouns and word “ain’t” and other slang terms (like “never had nothin’) made him come off as kind of stupid to me. I would have loved some California surfer lingo, but got none of that. It just never worked for him. And OMG, “babe” drove me nuts too.
- I felt like she kind of lost all of her spunk when she gave in, and became a bit of a pushover.
- I actually liked Tori better in the first book.
- I didn’t like how the female narrator did Jamie.
- Jamie had some major asshole moments that weren’t “alphahole” moments, they were straight up asshole. I did not like him calling her a bitch, at all.
The Down & Dirty:
Rating: 4 Stars, 4.5 heat, 4 Narration
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