I was first introduced to Jamie and Tori in Four Letter Word. If you haven’t had the chance to read Four Letter Word, no worries, this book can be read as a stand-alone. I knew that this book was going to be a fun read. These two characters pushed each other’s buttons in the best way. He was more than up for the challenge of winning Tori’s affection. Tori was more than adamant that she would never be interested. Mm hmm.
Jamie is a professional surfer who also co-owns of a surf shop with his best friend. He is handsome, confident, cocky, and charming. He’s equal parts easy-going surfer boy and strong-willed alpha male. He’s a bit rough around the edges, but it suits him perfectly. Don’t be fooled by his carefree, nonchalant attitude, Jamie has a heart of gold. He had never lacked for female attention, but he was having a difficult time convincing Tori that she wanted him. But Jamie was a fairly patient man. A man who was willing to take the time needed to infiltrate himself into her life and make her realize what she’d been missing out on.
Tori’s heart was broken by her last relationship. She wasn’t ready to give her heart to someone else. She’d been hurt, and caution was her new best friend. The last person that she would ever want to be interested in is Jamie McCade. While she couldn’t deny his good looks and appeal, she was sure that he could only be a heartbreaker. She knew that he was a player. Heck, she’d unfortunately been a witness to his…ahem…moves. She didn’t need his type in her life, of that she was positive.
“He was mischief. He was late-night sneaking around when you had a curfew and a father with a shotgun.”
I loved Tori and Jamie’s dynamic. He was relentless in his pursuit of her. She was dodging him at every turn. They had a great push and pull. He would pull, she would push him away. But this led to an entertaining reading experience. As much as she liked to pretend that he didn’t affect her, she was fighting it every step of the way.
“I doodled that same name over and over and told myself I wouldn’t think about him when he was the only thing I could think about.”
Hit the Spot had that slow-building romantic aspect to it that I love. I was rooting for them to get together from the beginning, but half of the fun in a romance novel is the build-up and the anticipation. J. Daniels delivered the build-up perfectly. With that being said, this book was extremely steamy. Extremely steamy.
Hit the Spot was an enjoyable read from beginning to end. It was filled with endearing characters, great banter, a sweet romance, and chemistry that was off-the-charts. I’m looking forward to more in the Dirty Deeds series…maybe Shay and Stitch?
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