Calculated Exposure by Holley Trent

Often when writing a review my style of reviewing tends to go more toward emotion rather than a “book report” review. After finishing Calculated Exposure I am left with a sweet smile curled around my lips and a longing of more. Calculated Exposure gives you a reminder that no matter where you come from you can steer your own path and make changes. This is so not what I expected after reading the first chapter.

 I found both Curt and Erica’s characters to be endearing and engaging. What began as a flirt evolved into so much more.  I think the recipe for its success is due largely to the fact that it is written much more realistically. Real life is busy and complicated. People do have jobs and family issues that can’t be instantly solved.

I enjoyed the chase in Calculated Exposure as well. Curt is funny and Erica takes no crap. There was good sizzle and the supporting characters all played well and felt comfortable in the story. No awkward weird friends on the fringe. Solid writing and a great set up for more books if a series is to come.

4 Surprising Stars! What can I say…I really liked it :)


ARC given via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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From the cover…………
She went to Ireland looking for a muse, but found a mathematician instead. Photojournalist Erica Desoto has spent five weeks in Western Europe hoping for inspiration, with just one decent photo to show for her effort. And that shot was accidental. As her sabbatical comes to a close, she's ready to give up on her portfolio altogether. Serial dater Curt Ryan isn't looking for love...or even a distraction. With a PhD to finish and his family under intense scrutiny by the Irish press, he already has too much on his plate. But when his godchildren barrel into a pretty American who just happens to live a few hours from where he studies in North Carolina, a new distraction is exactly what he gets. Back in the States, Erica and Curt initiate an incendiary no-strings-attached affair that inevitably has both questioning what they want...and what they're willing to do to get it. Mathematician Curt risks emotion clouding his logic. For Erica, keeping her muse close may mean embracing the exact things she ran from as a young woman. Is exposing their hearts a calculated risk both are willing to take? CONTENT WARNING: Contains Cubana snark, adult language, and explicit sex including back door loving. A Lyrical Press Contemporary Romance


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