Title: Calendar Girl: April
Author: Audrey Carlan
Publisher/Year: Waterhouse Press 8/3/15
Length: 122 pages
Series: Calendar Girl Series #4
Baseball, beer, and a hot boy. Nothing can beat that. Until I meet Mason “Mace” Murphy the next “it” pitcher for the Boston Red Sox and my client. He’s immature, arrogant, sexy as sin, and the last man that’s going to get into my panties. He’s not used to hearing the word no from women, so I’m going to spell it out for him.
N = Not going to happen.
O = Out of your league buddy.
I was hired to cuddle up to the annoying, beautiful athlete, and give prospective advertisers and fans a different view of this hot-shot professional baller.
Only he’s everything I detest in a man all wrapped into a dream package. Baseball player, talented, athletic body, sculpted face, and ass you can bounce quarters off of. Unfortunately, he also believes he’s God’s gift to women, a man-whore, throws money around like it grows on trees, and conceited. The challenge for him, to break down my defenses and get in there. My challenge, avoid hopping in the sack with him at all costs.
Again i’m pleasantly surprised at the originality of this series and how each of the stories has it’s own unique spin. I think that there’s something to be said about being able to intertwine the whole thing while making it special and different. In this 4th installment, we see Mia taking her travels to Boston to be the ‘girlfriend’ of a new ball player to help improve him image and while she’s working on that, she teaches a few people about love, nurses a broken heart and learns more about herself than she was expecting.
Mason is the expected male lead, very typical in how he treats women given the stereotypes that we hear of successful athletes, and it’s no surprise that the temperament that Mia has will be a match for him. Putting him in his place at every step.
Then there’s Rachel – his PR person who’s clearly got feelings for him as he sort of does for her, but they aren’t quite in a place to admit to it and take action. That’s the role that Mia plays, walking the fine line of course since they still have appearances to uphold.
It’s through a bunch of missteps – threesomes, PR issues, car accidents etc that we begin to see things really taking shape. Mia begins to feel a bit settled, however it’s a phone call that ruins things for her which of course i think that we were all waiting for.
There’s a reapparance of Alec – the sexy french artist from a few months back that makes things racy and super sexy which i feel like we needed and then we’re back to the main story. I think that’s one of the really nice things here – while these stories aren’t super long, we get at least one really hot scene with Mia and someone and then i have to say some really hot scening with Mason and a variety of other folks.
So now it’s onto May – can’t wait to see what she has for her in Hawaii