Date Published: August 16th, 2015
Publisher: Hot-Lanta Publishing, LLC
Synopsis: Adam James is a corn-fed, Nebraska raised, piece of man meat with a chiseled body and baby face. He is in desperate need of a paycheck and will do just about anything to get one, including stripping down to his skivvies and lathering up in baby oil.
Solo Cohan is a quirky hipster with a strong work ethic,raised by two gay dads who are head over heels in love with Harrison Ford and Star Wars, hence the name, Solo. She works for Teeg Model Management, the same modeling agency that decides to book Adam as their next up and coming model. Sparks ignite between her and Adam the minute her baby oil soaked hand connects with his practically naked body.
Even though Solo can't stop thinking about Adam during photo shoots, she quickly and awkwardly, shows Adam her distaste for male models and her inability to engage romantically with them. Adam is captivated by her nerdy talk and peculiar tendencies and sets out to make it his mission to turn the Star Wars loving hipster to the dark side, where mingling with models is widely arousing.
What I Thought:
I hope you're ready to smile, laugh out loud, and need a cool drink because this book will do all of that to you and more. I think I fell a little in love with this book before I even started it. The cover really caught my eye with it's vivid colors and then the blurb took care of the rest. There was no hardship falling in love with Adam and Solo.
Adam and Solo had so much in common; It wasn't just the pull between them. I loved how both were geeky and enjoyed similar things like Star Wars. I liked how both of them were kind and hard workers. I also really enjoyed how stubborn and determined they both were. Solo is many things but one thing she's really good at is her job and she enjoys it. I loved seeing her try to fight her attraction to Adam. It was easy to relate to her fears of starting anything with someone she had to work with especially since she'd been so hurt in the past.
Adam was a total dream. I mean he's ripped, packing, smart, and hot (but doesn't know it). He's a charmer while being honest and he's so down to earth. I loved how he was with his family. It really showed where his priorities were. I liked Adam's interactions with the other models in the house. He never let any of the other guys show him down. I even liked that he became friendly with some of them. I loved how he was patient and considerate of Solo's fears but yet set on getting past them.
As with any Meghan Quinn book there are a lot of emotions mixed with laughter. Newly Exposed was no different. I laughed a lot and there were times when my heart was in my throat. I loved how dispersed they were through out the story. There were some really emotional moments that I felt set the tone for the book. I'm really hoping Meghan turns this into a series. It's not just that I want more Adam and Solo, but because I see the potential for the other manwhore models to find significant others. Meghan did a great job at writing about the models and what goes into their every day lives. I learned quite a bit while reading this book, like the urban term blumpkin, or the fact there's something called erotic modeling that's every bit delicious as it sounds. Like I said earlier, if you're in the mood for a great read that'll make you laugh and maybe cry, Newly Exposed needs to be at the top of you're reading list.
About the Author
Born in New York and raised in Southern California, Meghan has grown into a sassy, peanut butter eating, blonde haired swearing, animal hoarding lady. She is known to bust out and dance if “It’s Raining Men” starts beating through the air and heaven forbid you get a margarita in her, protect your legs because they may be humped. Once she started commuting for an hour and twenty minutes every day to work for three years, she began to have conversations play in her head, real life, deep male voices and dainty lady coos kind of conversations. Perturbed and confused, she decided to either see a therapist about the hot and steamy voices running through her head or start writing them down. She decided to go with the cheaper option and started writing… enter her first novel, Caught Looking. Now you can find the spicy, most definitely on the border of lunacy, kind of crazy lady residing in Colorado with the love of her life and her five, furry four legged children, hiking a trail or hiding behind shelves at grocery stores, wondering what kind of lube the nervous stranger will bring home to his wife. Oh and she loves a good boob squeeze!
*Thank you to the publicist for providing a copy in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for them in any manner.*