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.
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