Wednesday, April 20, 2016

The Perfect Fit by Jenna Sutton Blog Tour

Zeke May has spent the past two years recovering from an IED attack and trying to adjust to life as a civilian. The veteran hiring program at denim empire Riley O’Brien & Co. offers a new beginning. The only problem is the high cost of housing in San Francisco, and Margo Lange could be the perfect solution.

Now that Margo has completed veterinary school, she’s ready to fulfill her dream of living in the Bay Area. Unfortunately, she’s drowning in student loan debt and the only places she can afford are dumps. Luckily, one of her uncle’s Army buddies needs a roommate.

Although Zeke’s place is a perfect fit for Margo’s budget, he is not what she expects. He’s much younger than her uncle, and he’s melt-your-panties hot. She doesn’t want to fall for him, but it doesn’t take her long to realize that Zeke is the perfect fit for her, regardless of their age gap. Too bad he’s so obviously still in love with his ex-wife…

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As Zeke stood in the elevator in the Four Seasons, he ran his hand over his hair, searching for any unruly strands. Satisfied that everything was in order, he adjusted the French cuffs of his bright white tuxedo shirt and furtively checked his fly to make sure it was zipped.

Never in his life had he showered, shaved, and dressed as quickly as he had tonight. He was surprised he’d only nicked himself once.

Even though he’d driven like a maniac to get to the hotel as fast as humanly possible, he was still forty-five minutes late. He hated being late, regardless of the circumstances. But his tardiness tonight was even more unacceptable because Margo had been counting on him.

Because of stupid softball game, she’d had to take a taxi in an evening gown. She was probably livid, and he couldn’t blame her.

Why hadn’t he just left the game early? Better yet, why hadn’t he declined Margo’s invitation to attend Pictures & Paws?

He should have. But he’d hated the thought of her going to this type of event alone. And, if he were honest with himself, he would admit that he’d wanted to go with her, even if it was a monumentally bad idea.

Being around her was torture. A couple of days ago, he’d accidently bumped into her in the kitchen, his front grazing her back. That small touch had created a big problem … behind his zipper.

Ever since that day when he had retrieved Margo’s panties from Roby’s paws, Zeke had tried—and failed—to push her back into the roommate-only zone. But those tiny panties had already done their damage.

Whenever they were together, he constantly thought about what she wore underneath her clothes. He even thought about it when they weren’t together.

His dormant libido had awakened, and now the damn thing was boiling like an active volcano. It could erupt at any time.

Zeke should be happy that his penis had returned to its normal operations. But he wasn’t. Instead, he was frustrated and edgy and hard all the fucking time.

He didn’t understand why this was happening now. And he sure as hell didn’t understand why it was happening with Margo.

It didn’t happen with anyone else.

Today, during the softball game, a pretty woman on the opposing team had run into him. The force of the impact had knocked them to the ground, with her sprawled on top.

She’d been a sweet-smelling, curvy armful. And his penis had been uninterested.

If it could talk, it would have said, I’m bored. But around Margo, it said, Mmm, I want some of that.

Of course, his dick didn’t care about the eleven-year age gap between them. And it didn’t care that she had her whole life ahead of her, while he had already lived a big portion of his.

Finally, the elevator reached the fifth floor. When he stepped out, he immediately began to look for Margo. No matter where they were, her bright hair made it easy to spot her.

After searching the area where the pictures were displayed and the ballroom where dinner would be served, he wandered onto the terrace. The huge space overlooked Yerba Buena Gardens, and the surrounding buildings provided plenty of light.

He surveyed the small group of people on the terrace. His gaze landed on a woman with vibrant reddish-gold hair. She was a little taller than Margo, and her hair was wavy instead of straight. Her back was to him, the flawless skin exposed by her form-fitting dress.

Damn, that dress is something else.

The dress’s lace overlay gave the impression that she was naked underneath. And the way it hugged her curvy hips and cupped her round ass … that should be prohibited in public venues to prevent riots.

Wait … he recognized that ass. He saw it—stared at it—every day.

The woman in the sexy dress was Margo. And the moment his dick realized that fact, it woke up from its nap and did a couple of stretches in preparation for vigorous exercise.

Zeke took a deep breath and exhaled slowly. For a brief moment, he thought about turning around, going back home, and locking himself in his bedroom until this insanity passed.

But then Margo glanced in his direction. And he knew, without a doubt, that he wasn’t going anywhere.

Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Mary Jo☆☆☆☆
I really enjoyed this book. Ms. Sutton brought to life two completely different characters and let the reader get to know them as they got to know each other.

What started out as a favor to a friend, Zeke realizes that he really likes Margo for the person she is, smart and funny, not to mention cute. Margo likes Zeke, he's truly a good guy and besides, her dog likes him.

I would recommend this book to anyone who has a few hours on their hands who's looking for a smart and sweet romance.

The Perfect Fit was a perfect way to spend a few hours on a Saturday afternoon. It also proved to me that my love of this series is not just because I love the O’Brien family, but because I enjoy Sutton’s writing. Unlike the previous installment in the series, neither of the main characters in this novella are a member of the O’Brien family. Well, not the genetic O’Brien family, that is, because Zeke is an employee at Riley O'Brien & Co., making him a member of the corporate family. I’ll be honest, even though I’ve read the previous books (and loved them) I don’t think that we’ve met Zeke before, but if we have, I apologize profusely for not remembering such a scrumptious male character – lucky Margo.

When Margo makes the move to San Francisco, she quickly discovers that she will need a roommate in order to avoid living in a hovel in a dangerous neighborhood. Luckily for her, her uncle has an old military buddy in the Bay area who is in need of a roommate. While the old military buddy, Zeke, isn’t nearly as old as Margo was expecting, the eleven-year age difference is irrelevant as neither of them are interested in a relationship for various reasons, so they agree to become roommates. Now, as would be expected in any romance novel where a man and a woman are sharing an apartment and aren’t looking for love, it’s not surprising that Zeke and Margo develop feelings for one another. But Zeke’s age, PTSD, and amputee-status leave him feeling as though Margo deserves more than he can give her and he does a bang up job of leading her to believe he has no interest in her. Even when Margo discovers that Zeke is attracted to her and cares about her, his behavior toward her continues to suggest that their relationship will never be more than platonic. And then one night, everything changes when Zeke realizes that Margo not only accepts him as he is, she wants him just as he is. Now even though this is a novella, Sutton still manages to throw a wrench into the mix to cause just the right amount of drama that means Margo and Zeke have to work for a future together.

Having read the previous books, I really wasn’t surprised that I enjoyed The Perfect Fit. What I was surprised about was Zeke’s reaction to learning that Margo already knew his secrets. I was flabbergasted and ultimately pleased with the way it played out – it was rather refreshing. The chemistry between the two is pretty heated and when they finally succumb to it, it gets really hot because Zeke is a man making up for lost time and enjoying the fact that Margo’s tastes are decidedly different than those of his ex-wife. I also liked how the author gave us glimpses of both characters in their own lives, outside of the apartment – Margo at the veterinary practice and Zeke at the company softball games. This was an added dimension of character development that doesn’t always occur in novellas, so I appreciated that the author gave me a chance to get to know the characters better as individuals. The subtle jumps in time prevented the romance from having that insta-love feel and Roby was a delightful addition to the book. I really hope that we get to catch up with Zeke and Margo in future installments in the series and I’m looking forward to reading Hanging by a Thread soon.

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Book 2
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For reviews & more info, check out our stop on the Coming Apart at the Seams Blog Tour.

Jenna Sutton spent most of her career as an award-winning journalist covering business-related topics including healthcare, commercial real estate, retail, and technology. Nowadays she writes about hot, lovable guys and the smart, sexy women who make them crazy. It’s the culmination of a lifelong dream, and she feels so lucky to be able to do it.

Jenna has a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Texas Christian University and a Master’s degree in Integrated Marketing Communications from Northwestern University.

Jenna and her husband live in a 103-year-old house in Texas.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of The Perfect Fit (Riley O’Brien & Co. #2.5) by Jenna Sutton to read and review for this tour.

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