**I RECEIVED THIS NOVEL AS AN ARC IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW**
So, I'm a bit behind on my reviews... okay, VERY behind. This review should have been posted 3 weeks ago! Eeek!
Orgasmic Meditation? Therapeutic?! Kaylee Baker is horrified when her girlfriends suggest a trip to artsy Boulder, Colorado, to check out the latest craze. What her friends don’t know about Kaylee is that she is a little repressed, bordering on frigid, and the idea of a complete stranger bringing her to orgasm—therapeutic or not—is horrifying.
Blaze Donahue has admired Kaylee from afar for quite some time, and part of the reason he’s kept his distance is because he’s had no indication that she might even be interested. But when he’s given the opportunity to offer her his own version of OM with no strings attached, he makes an offer she has a hard time refusing.
When there are undeniable sparks between the two, Kaylee runs, afraid of the overwhelming feelings she has for this gorgeous, sensitive guy. Blaze feels compelled to convince her otherwise but wonders if he’ll be able to crack through the ice surrounding this sweet girl. Can they find true love or will it just be a one-time O?
I'll admit, when I first started this book, It gave the whole 'Sex and The City' vibe, which I did watch, but it wasn't a favorite show of mine. The whole idea of going to Boulder, Colorado for 'Orgasmic Meditation' gave a 'Samantha Jones' feel to the opening chapters, with Kaylee balancing between 'Carrie Bradshaw' and 'Charlotte York-Goldenblatt.' I was afraid that I wouldn't be able to get into the book because of this.
Where it took a turn away from the SATC vibe (and where I started to really enjoy the book) was the moment Blaze offered to help Kaylee achieve an orgasm through OM. I had to giggle at the fact that Blaze 'saved' Kaylee from the embarrassment her friends were putting her through over the trip, only to offer it to her himself.
The sex scenes with HOT... I mean extremely hot. Ms. Jamison spared NO expense with the descriptions of the sexual scenes. I usually DON'T get bothered by reading sexual scenes in books, but I found myself excited after reading this book.
The story flowed well and no glaring grammatical errors jumped out at me. I'm not an English major by any means, but I know many readers complain to the point of meltdown over grammatical errors.
I did have ONE downfall with the book and it's a downfall I have with a LOT of books I've been reading lately; the heroine/female protagonist is VERY wishy-washy. In the last 3 out of 4 books I've read, the female protagonist would second guess herself and her relationship with the hero at every turn. I understand, everyone has self-doubt at one point in their lives, but to keep turning the guy away and running from the relationship just gets tiring when you read it in book after book. It may be the 'In' thing to come off as insecure, but having been raised to be confident in everything I do and not back down from what I want and what I believe in, this characteristic in the book plot just irritates me.
But Kaylee's insecurities, whether it be over her relationship with Blaze or her clashes with her parents' beliefs was NOT a deal-breaker for me. The descriptions of the sex scenes MORE than made up for the annoyances of the plot.
There was one quote in the book that hit home for me, mainly because I have been in Kaylee's situation with people having issues with who I was dating...
He tried to find a way to say what he had to say without insulting her, but finally he just asked, "Are you happy?"
He felt her nod under his hand. "Yeah."
"Then who gives a shit what anyone else thinks?"
I actually stopped reading for a few minutes and let that sink in. That was my favorite line of the whole book.
I'm looking forward to reading more by Ms. Jamison soon.
I really enjoyed this book, even with Kaylee's securities. It was an extremely fun read and had some laugh-out-loud moments.
WOULD RECOMMEND: Yes.