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Eye Candy
Author: Jessica Lemmon
Publisher: Loveswept
Release Date: July 2017

Book 1 of Real Love
Book Genre: Contemporary Romance

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33 people found the following review helpful

Book Reviewed by Ashia (reviewer)

[ Review Posted: Jul 13, 2017 ] - See all my reviews
Friends-to-lovers story got your mojo going? Then, be sure to take a look at EYE CANDY.

Co vice-presidents Vince and Jackie have become best friends since Vince's wife left him, and you can really see this in the easy camaraderie and rapport between them. I enjoyed their banter, friendly dealings and sizzling chemistry, and even their graduation to sex--the one on the stairs, swoon!--seems natural and the next step in their mutual attraction. Vince is quite the funny guy, a charmer, and I love that the author showed us his vulnerable side--during the conversation with his father and also when he thought Jackie didn't trust him. I especially enjoyed when he used the scheme of being her dating coach to teach her how to snag the guy she thought she wanted--delightful shenanigans ensued.

The story is told from alternate first persons points of view, which in my opinion, helped me as a reader to get into both the characters' heads and see things from each person's perspective. This is better than the solo 1st POV. The pacing was just right with a balanced amount of angst, and we get these tantalizing glimpses of Vince's best friend Davis and his past (I wonder what's up with that?) and his interactions with Grace the bartender, which we can read about in the next book featuring these two as the main characters in Arm Candy.
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9 people found the following review helpful

Book Reviewed by Pip (reviewer)

[ Review Posted: Sep 07, 2017 ] - See all my reviews

Review Vince Carson tries to convince his best mate and colleague Jackie to go after some anonymous hot runner with the intention of swooping in when it falls apart. But the best laid plans go awry as always and somehow, Vince and Jackie find themselves in a position where their professional and personal boundaries start blurring.

Aye-ay-ay.

What a tangled mess this is. ‘Eye Candy' is rom-com in full-steam, as adults (vice-presidents of a marketing company no less) plot, manipulate and go the excruciatingly painful, roundabout way of trying to get back into a kind of dating game that really should be banned from this age-group.

But who knew that adults haven't quite left this behind?

I couldn't quite believe that Vince would play such games, though it was admittedly snort-funny to see a man for once, taking on the characteristics of what is traditionally ascribed to the insecure, plotting female protagonist along with the bar-confiding moments with another equally broken friend—all because he was probably afraid to really figure out what he wanted. I felt sorry however, for Jackie, swept along as she was for the ride and not getting everything upfront as she should have been getting, when it appeared that the men in her life couldn't well, man-up.

I was frustrated more than entertained though, because of the lack of clarity that just didn't seem to come in places where the sun doth shine. Getting exasperated with Jackie/Vince's lack of communication—and I mean about the topics that bother them and not of the unintelligible kind—when it was going to be the main form of conflict in the book was probably a sign that I could barely tolerate the vacillating indecisiveness of both parties towards the end.

But those who like lighter reads, with the kind of tension and pacing found in rom-coms, ‘Eye Candy' hits the mark. Jackie's and Vince's voices are distinctive enough to bridge the NA/adult contemporary gap, even though I'm not convinced that the whole dizzying set-up (that veers uncomfortably closely to issues like cheating and two-timing and getting back on the saddle to ‘use' random women) is really suited for me. That said, I do enjoy Jessica Lemmon's writing and well, even if ‘Eye Candy' wasn't exactly a story I could get into, it's a series I'll be keeping a sort-of-curious eye out for.
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