- Steph Nuss
- Release Date
- July 2014
- Book 2 of Love in the City
Chick-lit, Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, New Adult, Romantic Comedy
Celebrity fashion designer, Harper Jennings is only months away from turning thirty, and her dream of living a happily ever after has yet to come true.
She's given up on her fantasy.
Personal trainer and gym owner, Maverick Jones isn't thrilled about having a designer mentoring in his new clinic, but after meeting the brunette beauty face-to-face, he dreams of having his way with her.
He's ready to turn his fantasy into reality.
But when their fantasies collide, love in the city becomes more complicated than they ever imagined.
Book Review by BJ (reviewer)
Oct 26, 2014 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
203 people found the following review helpful
If you are looking for a sweet, city-based romance that tackles some rather important societal issues, then FANTASIZED BY YOU may just be a perfect fit for your next read! Although this is Book 2 in the Love in the City series, and there is some carryover of the characters from Book 1 (Wanted by You), FANTASIZED BY YOU can still easily be read as a standalone, as each book in the series focuses on the love story of a different couple.
Jen Harper is a famous fashion designer, whose career is at a high, but whose love life has never really taken off. While she has been dealing with media pressure for years, she's never gotten fully comfortable with it and has residual issues related thereto. It is those battle scars, in part, that lead her to Maverick Jones, a personal trainer and gym owner, whose gym provides a holistic approach to helping its members get physically fit, including counseling and mental health.
Maverick, however, has a particular aversion to the fashion industry, as he still is reeling from the loss of a friend (who Jen also happened to work and be friends with), who was a model and whose death was attributable to the fashion industry's focus on thinness and "ideal beauty" above all else. So when Jen offers to help serve as a mentor in his clinic, Maverick's initial reaction is: no, thank you. Then he meets Jen and agrees to give her chance. Pretty soon, the two are inseparable, and they realize that they have much more in common than just their work at the gym.
Jen's involvement in the fashion industry and limelight, however, is not something that is easily escaped, and pretty soon, Maverick is exposed to related residual obstacles. Will their love be able to survive?
All in all, FANTASIZED BY YOU was an enjoyable easy-going romance without too much drama between the hero's and heroine's interactions with each other, even while tackling some rather weighty issues. In that regard, I like how Steph Nuss has brought to light some very important issues, including eating disorders and stalking. The way Ms. Nuss deals with these difficult subjects is to be commended and adds an interesting informational element to this romance. I look forward to reading more of Ms. Nuss' works in the future!
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