The Right Stud, an all-new steamy standalone from Wall Street Journal bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills and USA Today bestselling author Tia Louise is LIVE!
Wall Street Journal bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills and USA Today bestselling author Tia Louise are back with an all-new romantic comedy filled with Southern sass and steamy scenes that will have you laughing out loud and fanning yourself. Pour the sweet tea and get ready…
“The best way to get over your sh**ty ex-fiancé is to get under a shiny new stud…”
As soon as Mr. Tall, Blond, and Handsome walks into that bar, I know he’s the hook-up I need to get over stupid Cheater Kyle.
A few stolen kisses in a dark hallway, and I’m pretty sure we’re headed for a home run—until he disappears without a trace.
Whatever. Men are all snakes in the grass, and I don’t need a new one anyway.
I resolve to forget about his perfect lips (and chest of steel) and instead focus on turning my Granny’s old beach house into a profitable B&B.
What I don’t expect is for him to show up the next day in my kitchen!
You see, my sexy mystery man is none other than Jax Roland, the drop-dead gorgeous home improvement star of The Right Stud, and he’s got an offer I can’t refuse.
With a suitcase in one hand and a hammer in the other, he wants to move in and renovate my old house while he films his new show.
But my roommate has secrets, and they threaten to rip our blossoming friendship—and possible love—apart.
When push comes to shove, is Jax really The Right Studor is he just another nail in the coffin of love?
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ½
Note: This review is for an ARC and is my unbiased opinion.
In The Right Stud, Jax and Ashton almost hook up at a bar without realizing they are soon going to work together. Once Jax shows up at Ashton’s beach house, she decides it’s best to keep their relationship platonic. Jax doesn’t agree. He wants nothing more than to act on his attraction to Ashton. Soon, Ashton is willing giving in to their attraction. Remodeling while hooking up seems easy until a secret Jax is keeping threatens to wrench them apart.
The Right Stud in one word? Hilarious. I couldn’t believe how much I laughed while reading this one. Ilsa Madden-Mills and Tia Louise crammed The Right Stud with as many crazy fun moments as possible. The Right Stud was such a good time.
Jax and Ashton’s romance was predictably cute. I loved the way they met and then ended up working together. Despite the short timeline of the story, their instant chemistry made their quick fall into love fairly believable. I enjoyed how their relationship unfolded and the drama they had to fight through.
Here’s the thing, though. Jax and Ashton were out shined by some amazing side characters. Mrs. C. was Ashton’s grandmother’s friend and her boarder. The old widow was HILARIOUS. Her nuggets of wisdom and comments about her late husband killed me. She made me laugh so hard. So did her parrot. The words that parrot knew…Oh my goodness! His timing was amazing. Then, there was Jean Claude van Ram. The name alone was enough to make me giggle every time I read it. These characters stole the show. I loved Jax and Ashton, but I would have read this book if it was just about all of these guys. Seriously. Super funny. I couldn’t get enough.
If you’re looking for a humorous romance, The Right Stud would be an excellent choice. It’s fun, fast-paced, and is guaranteed to make you laugh.
I disentangle myself from Jax’s strong arms and land on the floor with a plop. I freeze, hoping I didn’t wake him, and I’m reassured when I hear a soft snore.
Thank God. I don’t think I can face him right now. I completely made a fool of myself. It was the wine. It was the Marvin Gaye. It was…
Hell, it was just him. No man has the right to look that fucking good when he’s washing skunk spray off his body in the ocean!
I snatch up my clothes and throw them on with haphazard care. With one last, regretful look at his physically perfect form on full display, I open the door and slide out, closing it with a soft snick.
I’ve just made it downstairs in the dark, hoping to grab a glass of water, when I run smack into Mrs. C leaving the kitchen.
“Oh!” I stammer, stepping back.
“You got the big D didn’t you?” Her face is covered in some kind of green mask that smells faintly of cucumbers. Rufus, her parrot, studies me with beady eyes from his perch on her shoulder.
“What’s a D?”
“Don’t play coy with me. I may be sixty but I know a satisfied woman when I see one. I had that same look every time Mr. C took me to pound town.” She sighs. “He had the biggest cock you know. I used to tease him that he could have been a porn star…”
I blink. Pound town?
I clear my throat. “You’ve been watching too much HBO, Mrs. C. Jax and I are in a working relationship, and I would never jeopardize that.”
Her eyebrow arches. “Whatever you have to tell yourself. But your dress is on inside out.”
“Fuck!” Rufus calls out and I scowl at both of them.
She hushes him, still looking at me. “And don’t think I didn’t hear all the moaning and grunting. It was loud. I kinda liked it to be honest. It’s been a long time since anyone got a good seeing-to in this old house.”
Pushing the hair away from my face, I exhale, feeling embarrassed. “It’s one in the morning. Shouldn’t you be in bed?”
“I came in here to grind up some cucumbers for my mask. But I can tell you’re not in the mood to talk, so I’ll go to my room and wash it off.” With an offended sniff, she turns to go.
She pivots back around. “Yes?”
I rub the back of my neck, which is sticky from being pressed against sweaty male-flesh for the past few hours of glorious bliss… which reminds me that I don’t ever recall Kyle giving me two orgasms in one night.
Focus, Ashton. “If we did have sex, and that’s a big if—”
“You did. I heard you cry out…Oh God, I’m coming.” Her face is deadpan.
“Did I make a mistake? I mean, he’s here to work, and he’s a man, which makes him an asshole.” I give her a pleading look, and I know I must be desperate to be seeking dating advice from Mrs. C.
Her lips purse as she gives it a think, beady eyes carefully studying me from beneath the layers of the lime green mask. “Honey, he’s the goat savior and the skunk hero. He deserves a good fuck. Just call it a one-off and let it go.”
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About the Authors
Wall Street Journal bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills and USA Today bestselling author Tia Louise are not a secret duo, but simply themselves.
Great friends, former English teachers, and southern gals in real life, they’ve teamed up to bring you laugh-out-loud naughty romances with strong leading ladies and sexy alpha males who know how to please their women… and who sometimes you just want to slap.
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