Saturday 30 March 2013

Book ~ "Making Him Sweat" (2013) Meg Maguire

From Goodreads ~ She's hitting below the belt ...

Round 1 
In this corner is admittedly romantic Jenna Wilinski, who's inherited a rather seedy boxing gym from her estranged father. With it, she can realize her dream of launching an upscale matchmaking business ... provided she can take on the very intimidating-and wickedly hot-boxer who stands in her way! 

Round 2 
In the far corner is former pro boxer Mercer Rowley. He's the only one who can protect his "home" - even if it is a little run down-from his determined and feisty little opponent. But man, once the gloves come off, his hands just want to touch her everywhere.

Round 3 
This matchup is too close to call. But no matter which contender comes out on top, the other is sure to enjoy every minute of it.

Jenna's father recently died and left her his boxing gym which is just outside the downtown core in Boston.  Her parents divorced when she was young and she hadn't seen her father in many years ... he hadn't made any effort to have contact with her over years.  She plans on shutting down which is in the basement and rent out the space while she opens a franchised matchmaking business on the main floor.

Mercer is a trainer in the gym and had considered Jenna's father his second dad. He runs the gym and took care of Jenna's father until he died.  When Jenna arrives and says she's going to shut down the gym, he hopes he can convince her to change her mind.

Mercer had moved into Jenna's father's apartment which is in the same building as the gym when her father got sick.  Since it's now Jenna's apartment, she moves in and takes over her father's room and Mercer has intentions to move out.  Sparks fly between Jenna and Mercer immediately ... so convenient that they are temporarily sharing an apartment!

This is the first book I've read by this author and it was a fun quick read.

I liked Jenna and Mercer and enjoyed their interaction ... it was cute and funny.  I did found it a bit unbelievable that they would "get together" within days of meeting and become as committed as they did.  Plus I'd be less than friendly to Jenna if I was Mercer considering she wants to shut down the gym given his history with the gym and it puts him out of a job.  Rich, the other trainer, is amusing.

As a head's up, the language and activity is mature at times.

I'd read other books by this author if I came across them and was looking for something light and mindless.

1 comment:

Masshole Mommy said...

LOL, you know what they say about loveat first sight!