Title: Calendar Girl: July
Author: Audrey Carlan
Publisher/Year: Waterhouse Press 8/3/15
Length: 122 pages
Series: Calendar Girl Series #7
Hip-hop, Miami heat, and the Latin Lov-ah.
The second half to this year-long journey has taken me to Magic City…Miami. I’ve been hired by the nation’s top hip-hop artist, Anton Santiago. His name is as sexy as he is, and it rolls off the tongue the same way his muscled form rolls to his music. He goes by the name Latin Lov-ah, and boy does he work that title from his rock-hard body, Latin hip-hop fusion dance moves, to the way he beds his women.
He’s raw, dirty, and one hundred percent player…and I want to wrap my naked body all over him and forget about everything.
Every word that comes out of his mouth is a siren’s song.
Every thrust of his hips draws me closer.
Every breath against my neck sends me into a tailspin of need and desire.
After what happened in June, I need to rip the bandage off. Move on. Anton could be just the thing I need to get my groove back.
I was hired to play the part of a seductress in Anton’s new music video, but, in the end, I’m the one being seduced.
In the seventh book of the Calendar Girl serial, Mia is sent to Miami, Florida. Still on her mission to save her father, she is hired to be in a hot new music video where her unique look and recent popularity will prove invaluable.
Well, if you thought things were going to get better for Mia after her run in with the senator in the last installment, well, that’s not the case. Mia’s next job takes her to Miami where she’s to be the ‘hot girl in the video’ of a hip hop artist, and while that’s all nice and great, she’s having issues with flashbacks and fears because of what Aaron did to her. I think that why i said the last book was ‘darker’ – this one is trying to take us to another place entirely.
Throughout this story, we are seeing what Mia has to cope with in her head because of what he did, and then we see the internal struggle that she has because of Wes and the lack of clarity that she has on what that is and what it’s to be. Lucky for her, Gin, her best friend involves herself and we see Wes step up to come and take her back to that hot steamy place that she loves.
The other nice thing that our author continues to give us is the sub-story and relationship of the other characters. her ‘Latin Lov’ah’ and his PA have an interesting dynamic. Clearly it’s not one of a sexual sort – Heather, the PA made that abundantly clear at the onset. What we do see is that they have communication issues which we spend much of the story dealing with. It’s nice to see that there’s something going on here that doesn’t end in happily ever after loving relationship romantically since that’s been the MO of the series so far. Instead, they come to a mutual understanding of sorts and then go from there.
I think that the biggest question that comes up is what’s in the future for Mia and Wes. We see that they keep going back to one another, but i don’t know that Wes is really ok with what Mia does and i don’t know that Mia’s able to settle down. there’s a passage in this story where she tries to define ‘Player’ and she realizes that it’s her since she’s got no inkling towards marriage, just to be with other ppl.
All that being said, we are now off to Dallas to be in a mysteriously set up story. There’s something weird going on, Aunt Millie thinks so and i think so. So i guess that means that we’re going to see what happens. So onto August!