by Lisa Burstein (Goodreads Author)All I ever wanted was to make a name for myself as Candice Salinas, creative writing grad student at the University of Miami. Of course, secretly I already have made a name for myself: as Candy Sloane, self-published erotic romance writer. Though thrilled that my books are selling and I have actual fans, if anyone at UM found out, I could lose my scholarship…and the respect of my faculty advisor, grade-A-asshole Professor Dylan.
Enter James Walker, super-hot local barista and—surprise!—my student. Even though I know a relationship is totally off-limits, I can’t stop myself from sneaking around with James, taking a few cues from my own erotic writing…if you catch my drift. Candy’s showing her stripes for the first time in my real life, and I’ve never had so much fun. But when the sugar high fades, can my secrets stay under wraps?
Source: eARC for Honest Review from Entangled Publishing via NetGalley
Genre: Adultish Contemporary
So it was super cute. I loved the fact that the author was writing fiction about the stresses of being an author with all the nuances that go with that.
Candice (Candy) is complex and has her issues but wanting something or wanting the idea of something are two totally different things.
You think that there may be a bit of a love triangle thing going to happen then that notions vanishes with her boss being a douchebag and she is left with sweet James.
James has his own issues but with Candice he knows what he wants.
It's one of those books that didn't wow me but I still found it super sweet. I like Lisa Burstein's writings. This is the first foray of hers into an older genre and I thought it was done well and I loved the concept and idea of the book.
3 Candilicious Thumbs up!