Blog Tour: FINALLY by Scarlett Metal
Lauren broke off an engagement with her old boyfriend because she caught him cheating on her. She’s finally ready to move on, but work has been keeping her too busy.
Marcus is a player, never settling down with one girl. No one seems to meet his long list of requirements in a woman.
Marcus and Lauren have worked for the same company for years, but in locations across the country from each other. They’ve been flirting for months. When they are in the same city for a conference, they spend a few passionate days together, both assuming this is just a fling. Once they each get home though, they realize they want more. Can they make a long distance relationship work? And when Lauren’s old boyfriend come back to win her affection, can Marcus compete with their history?
“Sad” – Maroon 5
“I Won’t Give Up” – Jason Mraz
“Need You Now” – Train
“Out of My Head” – Theory of a Deadman
“Breathe” – Faith Hill
“Tangled Up In You” – Staind
“Daylight” – Maroon 5
“Gettin’ You Home” – Chris Young
“Lost In You” – Three Days Grace
Review 3.5 Stars
This is a sweet and sexy story about Lauren and Marcus. Two people who have worked together for a couple of years, have each had a significant interest in the other, but due to circumstances have never acted upon the attraction. When attending a client meeting in Lauren’s home city of Chicago, Lauren and Marcus both decide it is time to act upon their attraction and see where it takes them. What transpires is a lot of hot and steamy…with some sweet mixed in. Scarlett Metal does a good job of infusing those elements in the space of a novella. There is a sense of long-term for these two characters. It was fun to meet Lauren’s bestie and other friends. For me, as hot and steamy as it was, I felt like I didn’t connect as well with Lauren and Marcus as I wanted to. I was left wanting a little more depth to their background and I suspect with the continuation of their story later this summer, that will help me with that connection and it will develop their chemistry even more.
ARC provided by author for honest review
About the Author
Scarlett lives in the Midwest with her family. When she’s not busy writing steamy stories, she can be found with her nose in a book, camping, or geocaching with her family. She loves Diet Coke, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, and 80’s hair bands.