Carly Phillips & Erika Wilde
A Book Boyfriend Novel, Book 1
January 17, 2017
New York Times Bestselling Authors Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde bring you a sexy new standalone romance.
Fall in love with your next Book Boyfriend . . .
Wes Sinclair is a notorious heart-breaker, a hot as sin bad boy with a panty-dropping smile no woman can resist. Except for his best friend’s little sister and business adversary, Natalie Prescott, who seems immune to his flirtatious charms. While she’s become a permanent fixture in his dirtiest, most scandalous fantasies, she wants nothing to do with him, or his seductive promises. Challenge accepted. His goal? To bring her to her knees, make her beg, and show her just how good being bad can be.
About the Authors
***About Carly Phillips***
Carly Phillips is the N.Y. Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of over 50 sexy contemporary romance novels featuring hot men, strong women and the emotionally compelling stories her readers have come to expect and love. Carly is happily married to her college sweetheart, the mother of two nearly adult daughters and three crazy dogs (two wheaten terriers and one mutant Havanese) who star on her Facebook Fan Page and website. Carly loves social media and is always around to interact with her readers. You can find out more about Carly at http://www.carlyphillips.com.
***About Erika Wilde***
Erika Wilde is the author of the sexy Marriage Diaries series and The Players Club series. She lives in Oregon with her husband and two daughters, and when she’s not writing you can find her exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest. For more information on her upcoming releases, please visit website at http://www.erikawilde.com.
I feel like I should preface this review by saying that Carly Phillips is my most read romance author since I began reading them almost nine years ago (Big Shot is my 18th book of hers). Anytime I see her coming out with a new book, I jump at the chance to read it as soon as I can. But Carly Phillips is only half of this wonderful duo who wrote not only Big Shot but the Dirty Sexy series which I HIGHLY recommend to anyone. I devoured that series last year and learned just how freaking amazing Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde are together. Big Shot left me hot and bothered while also giving me the warm fuzzies, earning its place as yet another Carly Phillips book that I absolutely loved.
You get a glimpse of Wes and Natalie in the fourth book of the Dirty Sexy series, Dirty Sexy Sinner, and even from that brief moment you know these two have something between them, even if Natalie is purposefully giving Wes the cold shoulder. This is a nemeses to lovers story as Wes and Natalie have been challenging and fighting against one another ever since they were kids when Natalie tried to hang out with the boys which comprised of her brother, Connor, and Wes, his best friend. Feelings emerged on both sides over the years but that pesky fact that Wes was Natalie’s brother’s best friend, and therefore Wes didn’t want to break the bro code and jeopardize his friendship with Connor, deterred anything from happening. Until now, of course 🙂
Ugh there were just so many things that I loved about this book! Let’s start out with the fact that Natalie makes the connection that Wes has a smolder BETTER than Flynn Rider’s from Tangled, which is my all time favorite Disney movie. Then you have Natalie who is never afraid to leave Wes on his toes, as she makes sure he realizes that he may have won the bet but she was not going to be at his beck and call without throwing a few wrenches into his plans. This leads to the infamous poker game scene which results in the two finally giving into the sexual tension that has been building for years. But I think my favorite thing that occurred from that, besides the toe-curling sex, is Wes’s nickname for Natalie. It is both sexy AND adorable. Every time Wes called Natalie it I got flutters in my stomach and squealed like a little girl. Obviously if you want to know what it is you are going to have to read the book.
While there was definitely a good share of hot and steamy moments in this book, there were also super sweet, heart-squeezing moments where you could see just how much Natalie and Wes care about each other. There is one moment in particular where they were just enjoying each other’s company, with their clothes on, and it felt like such a real moment between them that they became more than just a couple in a book for me. It’s a moment that I hope will happen to me when I meet my person which is pretty powerful given how normal the scene was in the grand scheme of things.
As much as I loved this book, there is just one thing that I think would have made it just a little bit better. I was left wanting more from this book which has been a usual result after reading the other series these two wrote. I would have loved for Natalie’s term of being at Wes’s beck and call as a result of losing their bet to last for a month instead of just two weeks. If it was twice as long we could have gotten more hilarious, adorable, and not to mention steamy moments between these two.
Despite me being a little greedy and wanting more, Big Shot was a superb start to Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde’s new series. Wes will truly become your new book boyfriend as you see his sexy, dominant side but also his caring side as he and Natalie finally realize they were meant for one another. If you like romances where the couple challenges each other at first leading to some serious fireworks later on but who also have history together, then check out Big Shot by Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde.