by Tamara Morgan (Goodreads, Website, Twitter)
Published by Cosmopolitan Red Hot Reads on January 13th, 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Format: eBook (85 pages)
Source: Publisher via Netgalley
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Seven tasks. Twenty-four hours. And one chance.
The moment her best friend, Ben Meyers, drops his phone into her drink, model Livvie Winston knows The List has begun. Seven tasks, each more difficult than the last. If Ben completes them in twenty-four hours, Livvie must abandon her strict friends-only rule for one night of reckless, wicked sex with the most delicious man she knows…
The first tasks are easy. Order the cheapest thing on the menu. No cell phone for twenty-four hours. No ogling Livvie's model friends. Check, check, check.
But when Ben heads to the tattoo parlor, Livvie realizes that Ben isn't just playing for one night—he's playing for keeps. Livvie won't sacrifice this friendship for anything—even for a night of enjoying this incredibly sexy man in every naughty position imaginable. And she'll do whatever it takes to protect their friendship and her heart, even if it means beating Ben at his own game. Even if it means playing really dirty…
Tamara Morgan's writing style appears somewhat different from other romance books I've read. Her style consists of a poetic edge that somehow confused me, seeing as this is supposed to be a contemporary romance novel and it somewhat came off as gimmicky.
Best friends turned lovers is a trope I really enjoy reading, and this book is one of them. Olivia "Livvie" and Ben have been best friends for years, until suddenly, Ben wants more into the relationship. Years ago, during a drunken night, Olivia creates a list on a napkin which consists of 7 things Ben must do in order for Livvie to consider them to be in a relationship.
However, the list isn't an easy peasy to-do list but stuff that are crazy and against the norm: get a tramp stamp, order the cheapest meal in a fine dining restaurant and request for tap water and so on...Come present day, the napkin seems to be in Ben's hands and he attempts to accomplish the whole list in order to prove his feelings for Livvie.
But Livvie isn't buying the whole scenario, because of how she had been burned by men ever since due to her poor past, before she had even become a full fledged fashion model. She doesn't plan on risking their friendship either, so althroughout the story, she pushes him away, which had been so annoying.
Ben, on the other hand, was just a sweetheart and an absolutely charming character. Despite his rich status, he didn't come off as totally arrogant. I adored his character especially with all the lengths he had been willing to go through in order to convince Livvie that they belong together.
All in all, this book was just really funny and romantic, especially regarding Ben's attempts to woo Livvie. I loved how this book didn't merely center on lust, but it was all in the lines of friendship and sweet romance. Short, sweet and romantic, this book will make you swoon and giggle!