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Review: Keeping Mr. Right Now by Robin Bielman

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Keeping Mr. Right Now
   by: Robin Bielman

Publication Date: Aug. 18, 2014
Publisher: Entangled: Bliss
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age Group: Adult
Source: e-ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Page Count: 212 pages
Order Links: Amazon | B&N
My Rating: 3.5/5 stars

A temporary agreement neither could keep…

Brainy, organized Sophie Birch is no beach bunny. In fact, she’s totally out of her element among the sun-bronzed crowd at a film festival in beautiful White Strand Cove. When a surf lesson introduces her to Zane Hollander, suddenly she's up close and personal with the world's sexiest surf star. But what can a great-looking, experienced athlete possibly see in a klutzy out-of-towner who’s never set foot in the ocean?

Zane Hollander's playboy reputation has never been a problem…until recently. Now his management team wants him on his best behavior to entice a meaningful new sponsor. Sophie Birch is the perfect girl to help reform his image. She's genuine and respected—and their relationship is purely fictional. But the more Sophie blooms under the beachy sun, the more Zane knows he'll just break her heart. Because nothing's more important to Zane than following the tide.
Red Hot Bliss + Robin Bielman? Talk about a no-brainer! This was a fun, sweet, and steamy read set on the beach of California. Bielman has created a delightful story about the most unlikely of pairs working together and falling headfirst into something neither ever anticipated.
Surfer god extraordinaire Zane Hollander needs a good, down to earth girl to help clean up his playboy image so he can land the position he's been aiming for, but never thought good enough to have. Enter Sophie Birch, smart, intelligent events planner who wants to prove to her boss that she can handle a demanding job. As she becomes friends with Zane and realizes that she's attracted to him, will she able to distinguish what is real and what is just for show?
I really enjoyed Sophie's character. She is not the typical girl a sexy, notorious surfer like Zane would fall for. That is what makes their relationship that much more intriguing. In the beginning, Zane isn't the least bit attracted to her. He thinks she's pleasant and definitely klutzy, but there's no insta-fireworks between them. It is through them spending time with one another and learning the others' personalities, that he really begins to see how beautiful she is inside and out. Zane has been plagued by years of feeling inadequate due to his overbearing father and Sophie is constantly encouraging him to go after what he wants. He begins to feel that he could never measure up to the kind of guy Sophie deserves and really battles over whether or not to engage in a relationship of any kind with her. I liked Zane too, even though I didn't really connect with his character. Some of his actions irritated me, but he is only doing what he thinks to be best, even at the cost of his own happiness. I just felt I didn't get quite enough from him until later in the novel.
Their relationship is definitely a slow building one, which could be frustrating at times, as the sexual tension between them was definitely intense.
I also really enjoyed Sophie and Honor's friendship. I am hoping Bielman will write Honor's story next and there is definitely some history between her and Zane's good friend, Bryce.
I enjoyed this one- it was just the light-hearted, fun read I needed- I just wish I could have been perched on a beach myself while reading!

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  1. Surfer God Extroadinaire---> that sold me right there lol. This sounds like a fun and quick read. Great review!


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