Accidental Sex Goddess
by Lexi Ryan
Accidentally Sexy, Book 1
Publisher: Lexi Ryan
Release Date: January 7, 2013
Genre: Contemporary Romantic Comedy
Length: 196 Pages
Promotions director Reese Regan isn’t a sex goddess and doesn’t want to be. But the job of her dreams requires enrollment in the renowned Sex Goddess 101. To avoid a trip to the unemployment line, Reese must pass the program and become Chicago’s next seductress—or at least fake it convincingly. Her best friend, the ruggedly sexy contractor Ben Hawk, helps her “fake” her way through the program, and the heat between them flares. When trust is broken and secrets are revealed, it appears they’ve traded years-long friendship for temporary passion. Will faking something so important cost them their chance at something real?
Tired of always dating the wrong man? Lacking sexual appeal or needing a new look? Then look no further than Sex Goddess 101, a program guaranteed to make you a "Sex Goddess". With likable characters, snarky dialogue and plenty of sexual heat, Lexi Ryan's second chance romance, Accidental Sex Goddess, grabbed my attention and never let go.
Getting Sex Goddess 101, Chicago's newest and most renown business, to be a sponsor at a charity event should be easy for promotions director, Reese Regan. When Halie McCormack, the owner, and her sister's best friend, suggests Reese needs to sign up and pass her program, Reese politely tells her no. She's sure she's not "Sex Goddess" material. When her job suddenly lays her off, Reese finds herself back at "Sex Goddess 101" and given a job offer she can't refuse and becoming a client is part of the job.
Contractor Ben Hawk can't believe his best friend Reese Regan has let herself be talked into going to work for "Sex Goddess 101". He's always thought Reese was sexy, but they both agreed their friendship was more important than their mutual attraction. Agreeing to help her pass her class as she "fakes it", Ben finds himself helping Reese pick out new lingerie and realizing how he really feels about his best friend.
The scenes between Reese and Ben are full of simmering and repressed passion, fun dialogue and plenty of emotional angst. Perfect for each other, they've both questioned the wisdom of their "friends only" agreement. While neither is wiling to risk losing what they have, staying friends won't always be an option.
Ms. Ryan did an excellent job with both Reese and Ben's emotional development and we get the history on their friendship through flashbacks into the past. We get to see where they were, where they are and where they should be going. I also enjoyed how Ms. Ryan showed Reese, through Halie's "rules", that being a "sex goddess" and getting what you want in life comes only through belief in oneself and the desire to want more.
Will Reese realize she's had the power to be a "Sex Goddess" all along? Will Reese and Ben take a chance and be more than just "friends"? You'll have to read Accidental Sex Goddess to find out. I enjoyed this introduction to the Accidentally Sexy series and can't wait to see whose story we get next.
My Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Stars
FTC Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book as a part of a book tour in exchange for a fair and honest review.