naughty little wishesTitle: Naughty Little Wishes (Birthday Dare #2)
Author: Nina Crespo
Release Date: January 5, 2015 (from Entangled Brazen)
Genre: Adult, Contemporary, Romance (novella)
Source: eARC from publisher
Buy Links: Amazon | B & N | iTunes | Kobo

Opposites attract. Enemies ignite

There’s nothing personal stylist Tabitha Drake loves more than pissing off Andrew Bode. He’s uptight, he refuses to agree with her on anything, and she loathes the hideous brown suits and red power ties he wears. The man even hates ice cream. How can her best friend work for a man who hates ice cream? But the absolute worst thing about Drew? He’s sexy as hell, and she’s totally and ridiculously attracted to him.

Andrew Bode, CEO of the Bode-Wynn military contracting firm, is convinced he and Tab will never get along. Unfortunately, the infuriating—and sinfully tempting—stylist is his ticket to a major account. The only way to get what he wants is to agree to Tab’s terms: a style makeover. However, Drew has a few terms of his own, most of which involve her naked in his bed. But neither of them are prepared when their lust-fueled hostility turns into something altogether unexpected…

Check out an Excerpt HERE.

My review 3


Why did I want to read this book?

A snarky heroine and an sexy but uptight hero is a combination I can definitely get on board with. I wanted to witness their interactions and all the transitions in their relationship that are bound to happen.


What worked for me?

One of the things that I really appreciated in this story is how Tabitha and Drew were able to maintain their characterizations all throughout the book. Yes, there were growth and development but these didn’t feel abrupt. The magic with their romance is that it was something that crept up to them, in a way. Yes, there were those moments of complete clarity when they finally accepted within themselves and owned to their feelings but the pacing of their falling was really engaging to watch unfold. It’s like you just understood that they have strong feelings for one another.

I was a little torn about the conflicts. I accepted some but the others I questioned and wasn’t really a fan of. But I do get their necessity from a plot viewpoint. The really good ones were great for character development and for stretching that band of relationship that was connecting Tabitha and Drew together.

I also love that we get to see many sides from these two. They’re not simply one-dimensional characters so it made reading the story enjoyable.


What did not work for me?

Like I said earlier, there were some turn in the conflicts that I wasn’t a fan of. There might be room for a little improvement on that front.


My over-all take on it?

I can say that this was a breezy, sexy read but at the same time it also was pretty intense and emotional in some parts. Both of which definitely add points in my book. The chemistry between Tabitha and Drew was definitely sexy and definitely there but their emotional entanglement is also a great plus.


My rating:

3-5 stars 


DisclaimerI received an eARC of this book from the author/publisher in exchange  for an honest review. Yes, these are my honest and personal thoughts on this book.



About the author

Nina Crespo lives in Florida where she indulges in her favorite passions — the beach, kick boxing, a good glass of wine, date night with her own real-life hero and dancing. Her lifelong addiction to romance began in her teens while on a “borrowing spree” in her older sister’s bedroom where she discovered her first romance novel. Curiosity about people and places, including what’s beyond the stars, fuels her writer’s imagination. This wellspring of inspiration allows Nina to create sensual contemporary stories and steamy paranormal tales, which she hopes will feed your own addiction for love, romance, and happily ever after.

Connect with Nina Crespo:

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads




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