Book Tour: Sunny Shelly Reviews The Novel Approach, by Heather Guimond

Title: The Novel Approach
Author: Heather Guimond
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Romantic Comedy

Release Date: January 8, 2019

 

She’s the Sweetheart of Sweet Romance. He’s romance’s reigning sex god. When the two accidentally collide at a book conference, sparks—and their luggage—fly. 

 
Stacy: 
 
When Gage Blackstone crashed into me, I had no idea who he was. If I’d known he was the man everyone called the king of one-handed reads, I would’ve run in the other direction as fast as I could. Every woman who has ever read a romance novel has at least one erotic book penned by him hidden in her underwear drawer. Never in a million years—not in my wildest dreams—would I ever have imagined waking up next to him. I’m hardly the one-night-stand type of girl he probably goes for but when he finds out what I write he’ll be the one running in the other direction.
 
Gage: 
 
I was dead on my feet when I nearly toppled over the stranger standing in front of me, until I saw her wide green eyes and innocent beauty. She looked like the perfect angel, and from that point on all I could think about was messing up her perfect hair and kissing her senseless. When I found out she wrote sweet romance novels, I was even more intrigued. Could I unleash her wild side, while proving I was just an average guy with a talent for writing fantasies women dream about? 
 
Who would have ever thought

the most novel approach to love would be sweet, spicy and steaming hot?

Sunny Shelly’s Review: 4 Stars

What happens when the sweetheart of sweet (vanilla!) romance meets the god of smut? The Novel Approach was a brilliant series starter from Heather Guimond. She is a new-to-me author, so I had no idea what to expect, but I found a clever plotline, likable characters who brought out the best in one another and a storyline that had me hooked from the start.

The meet-cute between Stacy and Gage is literally a collision. The handsome god of romance is blown away by the somewhat Plain Jane when they bump into each other at an author’s convention in London. And bump into each other again. And again. At first, Stacy has no idea who the handsome stranger is, but once she realizes that her mystery guy is the erotic romance god, she’s kind of adorably mortified. Especially when he really gets her inner harlot all revved up.

(Sidenote: I wish that inner hussy, Tramp-o-lina, didn’t have so much to say. I found that commentary kind of annoying.)

Gage and Stacy embark on a whirlwind romance while in London, but neither one of them are ready to say goodbye when the convention ends. I was glad to see that they commit to a long-term relationship rather quickly, which went a long way for me in investing in this couple. And I loved that they collaborate on a book based on their own meeting and relationship. Gage is very patient with Stacy as she learns to step outside of her comfort zone. There is zero drama between them as a couple, but there is a mystery surrounding Gage’s stalker fan, and that tension leads to the one fight between the pair.

Overall, The Novel Approach was a quite enjoyable romance, filled with plenty of sexual innuendos, sweet moments between the main characters, and a mental image of Harry Potter’s Dumbledore and Gonagall that I’ll never get out of my mind!! I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.

“This book really does have it all. There is drama, suspense, steamy romance and some hilarious moments.” – Sassy Southern Book Blog

 

“Steamy and sweet The Novel Approach combines the best of both worlds with this delicious spin on opposites attract with a nice bit of mystery woven throughout making an already intriguing read darn near addictive!” – Red Hatter Book Blog

 

“Off the chart chemistry” – Book Haven Book Blog

 

Heather Guimond is a Los Angeles native, a fact she’s abnormally proud of. When she’s not trying to write something that will make people laugh or rip their hearts out (or both!) she’s either reading or doing her best to crack the whip on her three home-schooled teenagers. She loves all things witty and wise-cracking, as well most varieties of smart-assery. Other favorites include French roast coffee in copious amounts and the dirtiest Dirty Martinis she can find. More than anything, she hopes she writes books that stick with the reader long after the pages have been read.

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