Something So Right by Natasha Madison
Narrated by Joe Hempel and Melissa Moran
Contemporary Romance, Standalone First in a Series
I absolutely LOVED Tempt the Boss by Natasha Madison. And when Something So Unscripted released, I had a ton of recommendations for it, but I wanted to start at the beginning of the series and grabbed Something So Right, which was actually Natasha’s debut novel. (See series order at the bottom of this post)
“Baby, you can send me away, but this thing, you and me, it’s happening.”
The first quarter of the book I was squealing! “OMG! I totally have a new favorite author, I am going to binge read everything she has.” Natasha writes the style of book I love, a bossy alphahole and a heroine I really love. And Something So Right had a bonus. The heroine was also a single mom. While I don’t like to compare authors, this one had a very Kristen Ashley type feel for me (which is the highest compliment I can give a book).
“Ugh, fine. I’ll meet you there. I’m already in the car. I was on my way home. I guess I’ll see you in thirty minutes.”
“Yeah, babe, you will.” And with that, he ends his call. Someone really needs to tell him about phone etiquette.
But then the sex started. Let me tell you, I love a good sex scene. I love a few good sex scenes. But holy hell, these two could not stop fucking, and we got to read/hear about every single time. So much so that they just started to detract from the story that I just wanted to get back to.
“One look at her naked body, and I want to fucking ravish her. I want to fucking own her. I want her to feel me all over her. I want her yesterdays, I want her tomorrow, I want her always”
Parker (the heroine) ran a skating rink and started a successful program rehabbing injured NHL players, which Cooper was. I found this a little strange, because her only qualification seems to be owning a rink and skating her whole life.
- I love the cocky “alphahole” turning into a good guy theme.
- Had a Kristen Ashley feel.
- Had a heroine I totally wanted to be friends with.
- You can feel the potential in this book. 10 or so books later now, I can’t wait to read her newer stuff.
- I laughed, I wanted to throw my kindle, I cried a little, and I swooned.
- I love kids in books. Especially a single mom with a teenager.
- I love when a woman does what is normally a man’s job.
- Dare I say it? Way too much sex. Once it started, it was literally every other scene. We’d have a good story scene, then sex, than another scene, then it’s interrupted by fucking again.
- Not sure how she was qualified to rehab an NHL player.
- They got together a bit too early in the story.
- The angst (or the person who caused the angst) was kind of cartoonish and hung around too long.
Because I wanted to finish this before Wicked Book Weekend, I switched to audio right at the halfway point. The narration was fantastic. I really enjoyed both narrators, but the fact that you can’t really skim through the sex scenes made them even a little more annoying on audio.
The Down & Dirty:
Rating: 3.75-4 Stars, 5 Heat, 4.5 Narration