The moment her best friend, Ben Meyers, drops his phone into her drink, model Livvie Winston knows The List has begun. Seven tasks, each more difficult than the last. If Ben completes them in twenty-four hours, Livvie must abandon her strict friends-only rule for one night of reckless, wicked sex with the most delicious man she knows…
The first tasks are easy. Order the cheapest thing on the menu. No cell phone for twenty-four hours. No ogling Livvie's model friends. Check, check, check.
But when Ben heads to the tattoo parlor, Livvie realizes that Ben isn't just playing for one night—he's playing for keeps. Livvie won't sacrifice this friendship for anything—even for a night of enjoying this incredibly sexy man in every naughty position imaginable. And she'll do whatever it takes to protect their friendship and her heart, even if it means beating Ben at his own game. Even if it means playing really dirty…
Model Behavior by Tamara Morgan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Model Behavior by Tamara Morgan is a 2015 Harlequin/ Cosmopolitan Red Hot Reads publication. I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
This short contemporary romance was a really unique twist on the friends to lovers trope.
Ben is super rich, arrogant, and too confident for his own good. Olivia is a model who had to really work it to make it in the business. She and Ben are really good friends, but suddenly Ben has decided to cash in on an old challenge Olivia gave him that would forever change their relationship. Ben only has a limited amount of time convince Olivia to become more than just friends. Can he do it? Or will Olivia prove he can't give up the things he must?
“Every time I see you, I feel as though the breath has been knocked out of me, and it takes me days to fill my lungs again. Missing you is like missing a part of my soul, and I find myself searching for you even when I know you're halfway across the world.”
I really liked this story. The author has a wry sense of humor, plus created a tense scenario and lots of sexual tension. The dialogue is razor sharp and the character development was fleshed out nicely considering the brevity of the story. Olivia's story was much more complex than Ben had realized and so her character was just little more concentrated. Ben is a guy that thought he knew just what he was doing and never doubted it, but found the challenge far more difficult than he ever imagined. As a result he learned a valuable lesson about himself and Olivia. An interesting set up, easy to read, and I'm betting you will find yourself cheering on this couple and hoping they will have a HEA! 4 stars
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