Tease Me Tonight by Jules Court (Hot in the City #3)
Released: July 31, 2017
Reviewed by Mandi
I first read Jules Court a few months ago, when I read book two of this series, Enticing the Enemy. I enjoyed that book a lot, although I felt the HEA was quick and rushed. The books in this series are all novella length, and again with this one, I feel like the HEA isn’t super solid. But I really enjoy this author’s voice. Her books are fun, and super sexy with good banter that makes me smile.
Elizabeth’s parents died when she was two years into college. She dropped out to raise her ten-year old sister, and has devoted her life to keeping her happy. Now that this sister is off to college, Elizabeth faces an empty house. For the past few years she couldn’t wait to have a quiet house and a new chance at dating and going out – but now that the time is here, the prospect is scary. Out at a bar one night, she meets Will. Charming, flirty, very cute Will. They exchange numbers and a dirty text session soon follows.
Will is a firefighter but he is also a talented artist. Being “Mr. October” on a firefighter charity calendar recently, means he has received a lot of female attention, but not the kind he wants. All the women want in his pants, but they don’t want a serious relationship, something Will is craving. When he meets Elizabeth, he is smitten – but he wants to take it slow, and not straight to bed. He wants to court her and make it into something real.
Elizabeth is all over the place – she is scared to commit due to loss in her life. With her parents abrupt death and her sister leaving for college, it leaves her feeling fragile to get close to someone. Will doesn’t want to be used for his body, he wants a deeper commitment. But Elizabeth does want to use him for his body – so she does, and then freaks out and leaves. More than once. And then at the end of this short book, she decides to give it a chance and has a big turn around. I needed more time with their relationship. I’m not sure I trust that Elizabeth is truly ready to give this relationship a go – plus I feel bad for Will because I do think he was used a little and I wanted to see him enjoying this deeper relationship.
Great voice by this author – but I need more pages