Cover reveal: Over Us, Over You by Whitney G.

Over Us, Over You by Whitney G.

Publication Date: November 30, 2017
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Preorder: Amazon | iBooks

Subject: Delete this message after you read it…

Dear Hayley,

I’m assuming you’re still hungover, so I’ll make this brief.

Last night, you slipped under my sheets (without my permission), and we almost had sex. I got the hell out of the bed once I realized it was you, and I took you home.

That’s the story.

The end.

Period.

Just in case you’ve forgotten, you’re my best friend’s little sister. We will never be anything more. (We can’t be anything more.) Our previous friendship is still unresolved–or “over” in your terms, so I’d prefer if we worked on becoming ‘just friends’ again since you’re in town.

Nonetheless, I’m not a man who leaves questions unanswered–even the drunken ones, so to properly close our inappropriate conversation:

1) Yes, I liked the way your lips felt against mine when you were on top of me.
2) Yes, I do “prefer” rough sex, but I’m pretty sure I wasn’t rough with you.
3) No, I had no idea you were still a virgin…

This message never happened,
Corey

About Whitney G.

Whitney G. is a twenty-eight-year-old optimist who is obsessed with travel, tea, and great coffee. She’s also a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of several contemporary novels, and the cofounder of The Indie Tea–an inspirational blog for indie romance authors. When she’s not chatting with readers on her Facebook Page, you can find her on her website at http://www.whitneygbooks.com or on instagram: @whitneyg.author. (If she’s not in either of those places, she’s probably locked away working on another crazy story.) Don’t forget to sign up for Whitney’s monthly newsletter here: http://bit.ly/1p9fEYF

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Book review: Tell Me a Story by Tamara Lush

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Tell Me a Story is a short book (~150 pages) about Emma, a bookshop owner, and Caleb, a billionaire real estate developer.  Emma participates in an event called the Story Brothel, in which men can pay to listen to her read her original works.  Caleb is one of these clients and he pays Emma to read him some of her original erotica.

This is one of those books that I got for free for signing up for some kind of mailing list. I thought that the premise sounded interesting and I’m always up for a short, light, sexy read after a long day at work, so I decided to give it a chance one night.  Unfortunately, while I wanted to like the book and I wanted to like the characters, I really found the premise to be too far-fetched to work for me.

To start, if the Story Brothel is supposed to be this innocent, reading-focused event, why does it take place in private cabanas with beds?  Couldn’t it just as easily take place in a community room at a library?  If you have it in private cabanas, it almost seems like you’re inviting your patrons to have sex, and what are the legal ramifications of that?  I’m also unclear on how the readers and the patrons get paired up – did they choose each other or was it random? How do you know that the reader you get is going to read you something that you’d like?  Emma apparently usually reads her steampunk fiction but chose to read her erotica to Caleb. Imagine if he wasn’t interested in her and this random woman started reading to him about bedroom escapades?  I mean…

Another concern for me was that these characters didn’t feel like 33 and 40.  They felt very young.  Emma was afraid of a relationship and afraid to talk to Caleb about anything real.  (Of course, this leads to a big, overblown confrontation that could have easily been prevented had Emma just used her words.)  Caleb was actually pretty reasonable, but if he was really this drop-dead gorgeous single billionaire, what’s he doing looking to pick up women at a Story Brothel?

I just couldn’t suspend enough disbelief for this one to work for me.

Final rating: ★★☆☆☆