Book Review: EX APPEAL by Cari Quinn

Warning: Cari starts this book steamy and never backs down. Not for one scintillating moment.

When I begged for a preview of EX APPEAL by Cari Quinn, I did so because I really wanted to read it but I was also a little apprehensive. I knew before I opened my Sony that this new book had a lot to live up to. I loved FULL DISCLOSURE and EX APPEAL, while not exactly a sequel, takes place in the same world. It features Jenny, who used to date Alex from FULL DISCLOSURE, but now helps him run Hunk Du Jour and Jenny's long time boyfriend, Ty. I was really looking forward to seeing Holly and Alex again. But honestly? By page two I was 'Holly who?'

Jenny isn't so different from you or me. She's been in a long term relationship that's getting stale and she wants to spice it up. Ty responds by becoming even more distant. She does everything she can think of to get his attention and when it doesn't work, Jenny begins to think maybe he's just not interested in her any more.

Ty is wondering what happened the woman he fell in love with. She's changed her hair color, is sporting colored contacts and acting strange. He wonders if she's just bored with their relationship. Besides, it's not his fault he's so busy, he's trying to build a future for them.

Jenny and Ty finally throw in the towel but is it really over? You'll have to read the book.

Cari has a rare ability to characterize in very few words, to draw you into the characters' world until you become a cheerleader for the happy ever after... And the sex. The sex scenes are at times tender and sexy and at other sexy with flashes of humor. Seriously, this is a book to read with your significant other. But don't take my word for it, read EX APPEAL for yourself.

Oh, and I dare you to find a sexier library scene. ; )

Learn about Cari Quinn here and check out the book here.


J.A. Saare said...

I really, REALLY want to read this one and plan to this weekend if kids will let me. Sounds great, and hot, which is perfect for the holiday weekend. ;D

Cecile said...

Woman, you know how to kill me! This looks to be like an awesome book! Thanks for showing us this one!!! Oh man.... Sounds like I have some reading to catch up on!!!!!

I hope you have a great weekend honey!!!!

Taryn Elliott said...

THAT's my girl! I'm so glad you liked Cari's Ex Appeal. I just LOVED Ty and Jenny.

And you're right...they are just like you and me. And damn, do I want a man to play with me in a pile of leaves just like Ty did with Jenny that once, long-ago afternoon.

*fans face*


Cari Quinn said...

Thanks so much for the great review, Lynne. I'm so happy you liked Ex Appeal! And thanks to Jaime, Cecile and Taryn for their kind comments as well. You all rock! :)

Lynne Roberts said...

Jaime, I hope you get a chance to read this. It's sure to fill your weekend with fireworks!

My pleasure, Cecile. Any time. ; )

LOL Taryn, I think making love in a pile of leaves is very similiar to making love on the beach with the waves crashing around. It sounds hopelessly romantic and erotic, until the sand.... and the beetles. o_O

Sigh... that's why this is fiction and I agree with you that Cari does it well... the fiction I mean. ; )

Cari, the thanks belong to you for penning such a wonderful book!

Kaily Hart said...

Cari, congratulations on the boook and Lynne- great review! I LOVED Full Disclosure. I haven't had a chance to read this one yet, but I love the premise of a couple who already know each other so well - or do they? I know it's going to be as good, if not better, and I can't wait. It sounds delicious!

Congrats again!!

April Vine said...

Lynne, I agree with everything you say!! I LOVE Ex Appeal - it's a book I put on repeat reading! It's just perfect and I'm greedily impatiently awaiting more of the amazing Ms. Quinn!