4.5 super sexy, emotion invoking stars.
This book had me hooked from the blurb but there was so much more to it than I expected.
We meet the super sexy Liam Hunter who was way different to what I thought he was going to be, he’s filthy rich, funny, attentive and extremely charming. The one thing that didn’t surprise me though was how much I loved him, Samantha has a way of writing super hot, alpha men that I adore and Liam was no exception.
As well as great guys, Samantha also writes strong heroines with whom I can’t help but connect. Despite Taylor being a girl with nothing to live for and a clear goal to complete a trip to London before she dies, I was surprised with how much fight she had left. She was funny, sweet and smart. Although her choices may not see, like smart choices you can’t help but admire her strength. The banter between Taylor and Liam is great and had me laughing a lot, I just want to be their real life friend.
The blurb made me fear that I would be crying throughout so I was relieved to find that there are many light moments within this book I laughed way more than I cried. As for the sex, well just woah! The sex is hot and the chemistry between Taylor and Liam is on fire. There’s quite a lot of sex throughout which is understandable, they’ve only just met but when the sex is constant at times you can’t help but switch off, what Sam managed to do was keep me interested throughout, the story line is in no way compromised due to the level of sex.
I laughed and swooned a lot throughout and it wasn’t until 80% onwards that the emotion got the better of me. I didn’t cry not as much as I thought I would but at one point I had to put the book down and go back 30 mins later once I’d regrouped my emotions. This book definitely had it’s fair share of angst and sadness.
With this book Samantha Towle has ensured she stays a firm favourite of mine and Liam has definitely made his mark and will stand easily alongside the great men Samantha has previously created.
If you’ve loved the previous books from Samantha without giving away spoilers, you HAVE to read this.
Sam gives us some background on the characters.
Literary Lust Review
Title: New balls please Author: Andie M. Long
Reviewer: Zoë Star Rating – 5/5
Intro/Blurb: Dora Evans is annoyed that her family are ignoring her while she’s in bed ill. To teach them what life would be like without her she absconds on a weeks break to learn how to play tennis. Partner Tim has had enough of Dora’s behaviour and to the surprise of daughter Camille and son Tyler, refuses to bring her home.
As the week goes on and tempers settle, Dora decides to read up on being a more submissive housewife and how to allow Tim to make the choices. In the meantime, Tim reads Dora’s Alpha books to see what her ideal man would be.
When Tim does collect his wife the Alpha meets the Submissive woman. Will they continue to make a great team or is this match about to end?
One way or another Tim’s going to need New Balls Please.
Actual review:I loved this book, hard! Throughout the series Dora has been my favourite character. She’s straight to the point, quirky and a force to be reckoned with. I want to be like her when I grow up. She was a total drama queen in this installment and decided to forgo her mother and wife duties and take time for herself. As both a mother and a wife I totally get her. What I didn’t expect from this book was to equally love Tim, he is definitely not the typical book boyf but he endeared me so much. I just love the relationship they have it’s so typical of those that have been together for a long time and I can totally imagine everything that happened in this book happening in real life. I had so many laugh out loud moments throughout, if you haven’t read this series yet you really need to.
Series/ standalone/ Novella Series. A different couple each time so you can technincally read them as standalones but you get a much better idea of the characters lives if you read the previous books.
Humour – none / Some / Lots Lots
Violence – none / some / lots None
sex – none / mild / hot Mild
Why choose this book? Choose this book if you’re in a rut, if you want a quick read or if you just need to laugh. This is british humour at its best.