Monday, August 7, 2017

Porter: Men of Lovibond by Georgia Cates ~ Review

From New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal best-selling author of The Beauty Series comes the Men of Lovibond––a series of standalone novels.

Craft beer and the sexy men who brew it.

My employee’s daughter. The tomboy. The kid who once did odd jobs around the brewery. That’s all she was… until three years passed and she walked into my office for an interview.

 Frankee Dawson is no longer that girl I once called Kiddo. She’s grown into a beautiful, sexy, desirable woman. Very desirable. And that’s a problem. She’s my employee’s daughter. Lovibond family. And too young for me. Too innocent.

I want to feel her respond to my kiss.

I want her body to tremble as she anticipates my touch.

I want to learn all the places that bring her pleasure.

But mostly I want her to know that she’s never truly been loved by a man until me. Frankee is my intern and under me for the summer. Literally. It’s a difficult secret to maintain when you can’t keep your hands off each other. This was supposed to be a hot summer fling. Sex and fun without commitment. That’s what we called it. But we were wrong. This is more. I’ve never felt this way about a woman. Never cared more about someone else’s happiness more than my own. I love her. And I’m happy, so damn happy… until a terrible mistake from my past springs forward and threatens to rip us apart. There are a million reasons for her to leave me. And trust me, she should. But all I really need is one good reason for her to stay.

 ***Note from Georgia—Porter is one of three books in the Men of Lovibond collection. Each novel will feature a different couple and can be read as a standalone. HEA. No cheating. No cliffhangers.

Porter: Men of Lovibond by Georgia Cates (Goodreads Links)

Elizabeth's Review

3.5 stars - Worth a Reader's Time

Purchased book

I struggled a bit with how to rate Porter. On one hand, I loved it, but there were a couple of smaller things that knocked it down from a 4 star read for me.
The good: there is a little element of the forbidden (Frankee is Porter's intern and 9 years younger). He is super sweet to her and works to woo her, the relationship conflict is external and not just drama for the sake of drama.
The struggles: I would have liked more relationship building. Frankee and Porter excel at steaming up the sheets and there were lots of hints at other activities, but we didn't see a lot of it.
I also would have liked to seen a little more from her parents in response to their relationship- it felt as if this was built up, but had a very small result.
My last struggle had to do with the series. If you have read the other 2 books (or at least Tap) then Porter is easy to read because you have all of the back story. I would not suggest starting the series here as there are things that might be head scratchers. Timing wise, Porter and Stout's books run in parallel, so there is a bit of a spoiler if you have not read Stout.
If I was rating the whole series - then it's a definite 4 star read, especially if you read them all in order.

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