Saturday, January 7, 2017

seriously romantic: planned seduction by jess dee

planned seduction was previously published as photo opportunity, it's a friends-to-lovers story, and i don't know if much has changed from the original release to this new version. this is a sexy contemporary read. daniel tanner has been in love with his best friend, amy morgan, since forever. but she has the tendency to be skittish about relationships. her dad and then her fiancé both turned out to be no good cheaters. and since daniel needed time to grow up, he never did anything to follow through on his feelings.

until a photo shoot with young cancer patients changes his perspective on life. he recognizes that he needs to live his life to the fullest. putting things off until a later that isn't guaranteed isn't living. so he decides to change his relationship with amy from friendship to the true love he knows it could be. he knows she'll resist making any changes, so he gets her to kiss him by pretending there is a doctor who is relentlessly pursuing him and getting his sister in on the plan.

i'll be honest, i wasn't a fan of the plan, and while it eventually did work, it just also felt like both amy and dan could be smarter about life and relationships and maybe if they talked things through honestly and openly they wouldn't be in this predicament. actually, daniel was at least honest with himself. amy was being such a freaking nincompoop at times that i wanted to shake her.

when she breaks up with daniel because he has a month-long photo shoot and she doesn't believe that he will want to remain faithful to her, it was so frustrating because she was being a moron and a jerk. i know that without these misunderstandings there would be no story, but for someone who was otherwise competent and insightful, she was so dense about what was happening between daniel and her that it felt unbelievable.

**planned seduction will publish on january 30, 2017. i received an advance reader copy courtesy of netgalley/entangled publishing (brazen) in exchange for my honest review.

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