Sunday, August 24, 2014

Love Bites by Ophelia London ~ Review

Source: Received an eBook copy in exchange for a fair and honest review. 

Falling in love is like swimming with sharks…

Sharona Blaire is only in Australia for a business audit, but she’s determined to make the most of her one free night. So when she spills her drink on a handsome stranger and they end up flirting, she does something completely out of character—she kisses him. But the prospect of taking it further totally freaks her out…almost as much as discovering the next morning that the man she’s auditing is the sexy, tanned stranger she left with zero explanation. 

An audit during his crew’s most important expedition yet is a complication marine biologist Jeff Cruz doesn't need—especially when the auditor is the gorgeous, fascinating woman from the night before. Out at sea with nowhere to run, he’s forced to admit Sharona draws him in like a shark to blood. But Jeff's one passion is his job, and nothing—not even love—will get its hooks in him..



Bliss books always deliver a sweet love story.  This one sure does.  I need to just start with the title.  It's brilliant.  I so love when the title has meaning in the story and this one plays a fun role.  Oh, no...I will not tell.  But you're sure to enjoy it as much as I did.  Hehe.

An almost one-night stand has these two avoiding each other the next day when they discover they are going to be working together - what could be more fun.

It's novella length and a fast read but it's a complete story.  Told in 3rd person, it was still from a POV.  I prefer that kind of 3rd person.  It changed back and forth between Jeff and Sharona's POV.  I preferred Jeff's POV but I loved listening to his voice through Sharona's POV.  Oh yes, he has an Australian accent.  I could just hear it.

Woven between the fun location of Australia and the exciting shark observations is a lot of chemistry, some interesting methods of dealing with shock, and some great characters.

I enjoyed getting to know these two.  It was great not dealing with chapters of angst but just a few pages before things resolved.  The relationship did take on an insta-love thing but a lot was packed into the one day they spend with each other so I was good with it.

If you need a few hours of distraction in a great, sweet love story, then one-click this one for sure.

About the Author...

USA Today Bestselling author Ophelia London was born and raised among the redwood trees in beautiful northern California. Once she was fully educated, she decided to settle in Florida, but her car broke down in Texas and she's lived in Dallas ever since. A cupcake and treadmill aficionado (obviously those things are connected), she spends her time watching arthouse movies and impossibly trashy TV, while living vicariously through the characters in the books she writes. Ophelia is the author of LOVE BITES. DEFINITELY MAYBE IN LOVE, ABBY ROAD, the Perfect Kisses series including: FALLING FOR HER SOLDIER, MAKING WAVES, PLAYING AT LOVE, and SPEAKING OF LOVE. Visit her at But don't call when The Vampire Diaries is on. 

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  1. I'm so glad you enjoyed Love Bites. Thank you for the fabulous, well-thought out review. I'm so damn smiley now! :)))

  2. Great review. I love the Bliss novels also. Going to Amazon to grab this one now.

  3. I adore London's books, and this one looks so good!

  4. Australia is always fun *wink*
    This sounds like a great fast read! Thanks for sharing Val!!

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