My rating: 3 of 5 stars
If I had to describe Scarlett Metal’s new book, FINALLY, with just one word, it would be MORE — Lauren and Marcus wanted more out of their weekend fling and I wanted more of their story!
Lauren and Marcus have worked together (albeit long-distance) for several years and despite their instant and mutual attraction they have never hooked up because Lauren was always in a serious relationship. After Lauren catches her fiancé cheating on her, she ends the relationship and is ready for a hot weekend with Marcus. Only as soon as the fling begins, both Marcus and Lauren begin to realize their feelings run much deeper than a short affair.
Honestly I kept thinking maybe there was a novella pre-FINALLY because the reader gets a lot of backstory in regards to how Lauren and Marcus met and what kind of chemistry they had before the start of the book. My issue with a lot of backstory is, if we are going to be told that the two had an instant chemistry and that is why this fling is quickly culminating into stronger feelings – I’d rather experience it myself so that I can get into the characters and into the story. Not to mention, I think the backstory sounded really good – I would have loved to watch Lauren and Marcus meet for the first time and I certainly wouldn't have minded watching Lauren catch her fiance cheating and giving him the boot!
And the sex. The sex scenes were my favorite part – and yet I was left wanting so. much. more. The sex scenes were smoking hot and right when I’d get hot and bothered – they’d climax and it was over. Wait - what? That's it? You guys are done? I was just, we were just... What? The phrase two-pump-chump came to mind. I mean, I get this is a novella but really? I was just getting started! Come on! Don’t leave me hanging!
I think most of my concerns really started and ended with depth – the story and descriptions were there, Lauren and Marcus certainly had the potential — I just wanted MORE! I wanted to hear it, feel it, taste it, experience it for myself. Especially if they are going to fall in love – because I didn’t get to fall in love with them, they were already practically there before I came on board and I was just supposed to take it at face value. But for love I need to believe it, and anything less I just keep thinking – really? He’s willing to… and he’s okay with you... And… really? Why? How? I want MORE!
**Copy provided by the author/publisher for an honest review.
**Reviewed by preppea on I ♥ Bookie Nookie Reviews.
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Scarlett lives in the Midwest with her family. When she's not busy writing steamy stories, she can be found with her nose in a book, camping, or geocaching with her family. She loves Diet Coke, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, and 80's hair bands.