Release Date: Feb 19, 2019
Series: Love on Cue
Heat Level: Hot
Imprint: Avon Impulse
The finale in Sosa’s Love On Cue series started out slow, but ended with a bang.
Anthony and Eva are one in the same, two people who think love is just a shot at manipulation and being heartbroken. Too bad they are physically compatible, evidenced by a one night stand they shared after a wedding. Eva’s best friend’s wedding, aka Anthony’s cousin. Oh yeah, the tropes come out to play in this delicious story.
In this instance, both characters are thrown back into each other’s lives months later. Eva is looking to make it in LA, adventuring out of her comfort zone at the insistence of her bestie, Tori, who runs a fitness company. Eva is talented in martial arts, fitness, and a wicked Zumba instructor. But Eva is running from a complicated familial past, including a father who wants her to give up these foolish, impractical dreams, for something far more boring. Men are one thing, manipulative.
Cue Anthony, see what I did there… puns. Anthony also helps his cousin Tori out at the fitness center. His work as a stuntman and his personal experience make him a great instructor for self-defense classes. Seeing Eva again is a punch to his gut. Relationships are a no-no for him, except he hasn’t been able to forget their one amazing night together.
You can see where this is going? Because that’s when the ride really takes off. Anthony and Eva can’t escape getting mixed up in each other’s lives and their determination to keep things off the dating books fails epically, over and over. About twenty five percent in is where I got hooked. Though, Sosa has a magical way with dialogue and food. Bless my soul, there is so much talk about Puerto Rican food I’m hunting for a restaurant in my own little Midwest corner.
Not only are the pages singing with food praises, there is sexual tension out the wazoo and a nice slow build. Slow builds are hard to do after one night stands, but in this case it’s done masterfully. Eva and Anthony are also a nice match because they give and take. Other things I loved, Eva’s headstrong attitude and determination – she doesn’t stand by and let people do for her. So it’s hard to accept help, but she’s got her reasons. Anthony’s ability to learn. I can appreciate a guy that fesses up to his mistakes, learns from them, and can bother to see when he’s wrong.
This is not a high stakes, high tension story. If you’re looking for a lot of angst, you won’t find it here. But there is a lot of heart. For readers who enjoy Kieran Kramer.
Some final thoughts, readers will have an easier time if they’ve read earlier books in the series. There is plenty of secondary character action. If not, I guarantee you’ll want to go back after reading this story.