RELEASE BLITZ ~ SEX, NOT LOVE by VI KEELAND

We are thrilled to bring you Vi Keeland’s all-new sexy standalone, Sex, Not Love!

Model: Fabian Castro

Photographer: Rafael Catala

Cover designer: Sommer Stein, Perfect Pear Creative

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My relationship with Hunter Delucia started backwards.
We met at a wedding—him sitting on the groom’s side, me sitting on the bride’s. Stealing glances at each other throughout the night, there was no denying an intense, mutual attraction.
I caught the bouquet; he caught the garter. Hunter held me tightly while we danced and suggested we explore the chemistry sparking between us. His blunt, dirty mouth should’ve turned me off. But for some crazy reason, it had the opposite effect on me.
We ended up back in my hotel room. The next morning, I headed home to New York leaving him behind in California with the wrong number.
I thought about him often, but after my last relationship, I’d sworn off of charming, cocky, gorgeous-as-sin men. A year later, Hunter and I met again at the birth of our friends’ baby. Our attraction hadn’t dulled one bit. After a whirlwind trip, he demanded a real phone number this time. So I left him with my mother’s—she could scare away any man with her talks of babies and marriage—and flew back home.
I’d thought it was funny, until the following week when he rang the bell at Mom’s house for Sunday night dinner. The crazy, gorgeous man had won over my mother and taken an eight-week assignment in my city. He proposed we spend that time screwing each other out of our systems.
Eight weeks of mind-blowing sex with no strings attached? What did I have to lose?
Nothing, I thought.
It’s just sex, not love.
But you know what they say about the best laid plans…

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★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 

Reviewed by Sharon Thérèse

Keeland’s writing wizardry leaps off the pages in Sex, Not Love and the title couldn’t been more fitting, either. Bearing in mind the plot revolves around a subject that isn’t a recipe for romance, you’ll see it becomes the perfect metaphor. Of course, the book wouldn’t have been so undownputable if the author hadn’t complicated matters, making the readers doubt right up until very the last moment whether the protagonists were going to make or break their friends with benefits pact with a time limit included. And the cover or better said, the model on it, is exactly how I imagined the male character to be! Something about those eyes, that come-hither look is him to a tee. Or is it really because I was certainly in for a surprise or two!

It’s not an overly angsty read; however, trying to fathom out why Hunter Delucia had a love ‘em and leave ‘em attitude kept me guessing and oh boy, was I way off with my presumptions. Okay, the guy’s totally scrumptious, a tad conceited but has a heart of gold! A real charmer and a dirty-talker to boot got me swooning like all the women in his presence do! But a question arises. Is Natalia Rossi prepared to go that extra mile; stay true to her feelings about the opposite sex and not get emotionally involved? Certainly food for thought.

What a really liked was the build-up of sexual tension throughout the story. There is a wham bam, thank you ma’am feel about it in the beginning and you may ask yourselves if they…you know…did or didn’t do it! Saying that, both of them aren’t into having a stable relationship for reasons to be divulged. But when Nat dropped a bombshell, I had trouble getting my head around the bizarre situation she was in. Seeing as she’s in her mid-to-late twenties with family responsibilities which she never shied away from, made my connection with her was that more intense. Her sassy sense of humour and patience with someone close is exemplary, too.

The narrative technique used is an interesting one. Told in past tense from a dual point of view, the reader is taken back in time as Hunter’s past unravels. Not a happy one, it was not what I expected and I cried. He’s not at all forthcoming with his feelings, fears or his perspectives for the future; whereas Nat…she puts him in the picture and has nothing to hide. Her crystal clear personality overwhelmed me to the point of giving her kudos. She literally left me with my mouth wide open.

I liked how Keeland broke the story down into different time periods…it wasn’t rushed, it certainly held my attention and I have to say her characters were flawlessly developed. Hunter and Nat are on the same level in so many ways, but his crushing predicament always seems to hoover in the background, dampening his chances of finding true happiness. Not surprisingly, Nat who has no idea what’s going on inside his head, gets more and more frustrated. I found his negative stance totally understandable though.

The banter has to be mentioned. Nothing less than spot on in my book; pun unintended, it gave me more than one moment of utter joy! Family life has its importance, the secondary characters were quite honestly marvellous, except one who kept a few folk, myself included, on ours toes. Ooh, and the bedroom scenes—steaminess abounds. My advice to future readers is go in blind, live these two beautiful people’s experiences without any hint of what is to come. You won’t regret it! Bravo Keeland for a beautiful and unforgettable read!

 

Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. With millions of books sold, her titles have appeared in over eighty Bestseller lists and are currently translated in nineteen languages. She lives in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.

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