Jan 25

Hosed by Lili Valente & Pippa Grant Review



The world’s sexiest firefighter is about to get a second chance with the virgin next door…
He’s bossy, arrogant, and so ridiculously hot he should come with a warning label and a pair of flame retardant coveralls.

He’s also the boy who broke my heart when we were in high school.

I want to move in next door to Ryan O’Dell the way I want to be the virgin gamer geek suddenly in charge of running my sister’s sex toy factory. Too bad both are written in my stars.

Yeah, I’m the world’s oldest virgin code-writing nerd.

And he’s the world’s hottest firefighter.

And even though he intimidates the heck out of me, I can’t seem to control my libido when he’s around.

Where is my dignity? My self-respect? My panties?

Seriously…. Have you seen them? Anyone?

Maybe they’re hiding in his bedroom. With my heart.

Yeah, I know. I’m hosed.

So hosed.

Hosed is a steamy, fun romantic comedy between a firefighter and the virgin nerd next door, complete with a pet raccoon, scandalous gossip, and dildo football. (No, really.) This romance has no cheating or cliffhangers, and ends with a banging hot happily ever after.

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I’ve had the pleasure of reading Lili Valente’s work previously, but this was my first time reading Pippa Grant and I’m looking forward to reading them both, individually, and hopefully together, again soon. These two authors worked fantastically well together. Their writing styles meshed almost effortlessly, with seamless transitions between the two them.  Everything about their writing came together nicely in this story, and I couldn’t tell who was writing what, which is exactly what I look for in collaborative effort—a smooth-reading, cohesive finished product.

Hosed was a sweet and charming romantic comedy set in a wacky little, Southern small town, Happy Cat. The hero was the town’s golden boy-turned-firefighter, and the heroine was a nerdy gamer girl who left years earlier but was back in town to help her sister. Between the workplace disasters, meddling neighbors, raccoonus-interuptus and potential criminal charges, this laugh-out-loud romcom had an almost slap-sticky feel to it that keep me audibly laughing and grinning the whole way through. Wonderful supporting characters, a plot that was fun and hilarious, and that domesticated raccoon who nearly stole the show rounded this light-hearted read out.  But it was the steamy romance, with a bit of a second-chance feel, that kept me tapping my Kindle.

Hosed was amusing, witty, steamy and entertaining. I loved this couple, I loved the side characters, and I hope that these authors take us back to Happy Cat very soon. Hosed by Lili Valente and Pippa Grant gets 4.5 smooches from me!

~Danielle Palumbo



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