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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Release Day Blitz! Room Service by Poppy Dunne



I've spent seven nights cooped up in this five star hotel, sleeping on 1000 thread count sheets and working sixteen hours a day. At least room service is covered under my expense account. But all work and no play leaves a girl dateless for her brother's wedding. Prospects aren't totally bleak, though. Four meals a day, I get to drool over this sexy room service guy: he's got a perfect body, easy smile, and a sense of humor that has me snorting over my personal pizza. He's all that and a bag of chips. Specifically, the jumbo bag of ranch barbecue chips that I ordered for breakfast out of desperation on Day Four. I finally found the courage to 'accidentally' let my bathrobe slip, and ask him to be my plus one at my brother's wedding. So maybe I had to offer him a little money. So what? There's no way I can face my family, make my ex rue the day he left me, or screw off this work stress without his helping hand. But what happens when I find myself falling for my fake, paid-for boyfriend? Judging by the comped mozzarella sticks he brought me for breakfast, maybe there's a chance he's falling for me too?

This book is a lot of fun. The internal dialog is laugh out loud funny. I adore Alex. She is funny, a little irreverent and willing to do the things she thinks in her head, which makes her an unpredictable heroine.

Ben was amazing. Supportive, fun and willing to do what she needed from him to support her...and this was a lot of fun. I love that he was reliable, that he was on her side, and that he was willing to just be there for Alex because he was attracted to her and felt just a little sorry for what her family was putting her through.

The writing is strong and engaging. The pacing is excellent and you get right into the story...there are no places in the narrative where it feels like it stalls or is moving too quickly, which is great.

This book is light, there is no arguing that...but it is not light on character or emotion. It is the perfect balance of fun, funny, and heartfelt so you feel like you got the full story, with developed characters with a side of incredibly pleasing silliness. Basically, you get exactly what you are promised in the synopsis.

I recommend this book...Room Service, well, it really delivers. (SorryNotSorry for the pun)

Room Service was a fun, sexy and fast paced book that had me laughing, snorting and overall just really enjoying the entire book.  I could totally connect with Alex, I think all of us have issues with our family in one way, shape or form and her thoughts about them were hilarious at times but also sort of sad that they made her feel that way.  Ben may have started off as her hired date but watching them morph into more was entertaining to say the least.  Even when something happens you can’t fault Ben, but at the same time you can’t be mad at Alex either because you can see both sides of it. 

The secondary characters, even the ones you want to throat punch, added that needed extra layer of development.  I loved Katie and Rollie the most, Katie seems like how I would be.  I loved her attempt at rebellion and her attitude. 

Room Service is the one you should read when you want a good laugh with an added side of sexiness.  This one needs to be on your TBR lists for sure.

“Really? She’s never mentioned you before,” Mom purrs. But damn it, Ben’s ready for her. “I wanted to tell everyone right away, but she waited. That’s one of the things I love about her—how wise she is. When you have something special, you take it slow.” Then he leans down and presses his lips to my cheek, just a whisper of a touch. Instantly, and startlingly, my insides kind of gel together. Thank god he’s holding me up. “That’s part of the reason I’m so excited to meet all of the family now. You should be so proud of your daughter.” His confident smile is killing Mom right now. He’s throwing a bucket of water on her, and we’re watching as the witch melts down to a cream pair of Manolo Blahniks and a spilled cosmopolitan. Her horror at being unable to mock me gives me life. It spurs me on. Move in for the kill, Alex. I grip Ben by his lapel. “You always know just what to say,” I murmur, trying to sound kittenish. Then I get up on my tiptoes and kiss him. It’s supposed to be a moment to make Mom uncomfortable and get out of our faces. But the second our lips connect, a hot spark shoots through my body. Instead of freezing or shoving me away—which Ben could do, because I’m borderline assaulting him right now—he pulls me closer. Our bodies melt together. My head tips back and I inadvertently sigh into his mouth, my lips opening just a little, and that’s when I feel his tongue trace my lower lip, then stroke against mine just hard enough to make my pulse race. There’s nothing in our verbal contract that mentions making out, but I can’t stop myself from reaching up my arms to twine around his neck. As we kiss his hands slide down my back, a little possessive. I think I’m getting dizzy. Man, this guy is a good actor. He trails his fingers just above the curve of my ass, too. Classy, but still enough to make an onlooker a little uncomfortable. Bullseye. We break apart, even though part of me would like to stay locked to his face. Mom’s gulped down her drink in one go, clearly desperate to get the hell away from her daughter’s happiness. It feels good. “Well. You two have a pleasant evening.” She says it like we’re a pair of strangers whom she just walked in on to find screwing in a corner of the bathroom. “Go find Rollie before you…do whatever it is you do.” I want to say ‘have sex in the front hall,’ but think better of it. She walks away from us, stiff-kneed and red-faced. My mother tried to embarrass me and got it thrown right back in her face. It’s like Christmas in February. Though watching her walk away like I just stripped in front of her is kind of like a stiletto to the heart. Since Todd and I broke up—hell, since I took myself out to California and basically flipped her kind of life the double bird—she’s been distant. At least, more distant than she used to be. I can’t help wishing she could just be happy for me and the man I paid to be my date. Is that so much to ask?

meet the author
After ten years of hiding behind a bathroom door, Poppy Dunne has sent both children to school, emerged from the bathroom, and is excited to release Room Service, a romantic comedy plotted mostly on the toilet. Poppy writes books with relatable heroines who speak their minds and whose riotous inner dialogue reflects their complex characters. Her goal is to deliver a story that has equal parts heart, romance and humor. Her heroes are swoon worthy, yet hold on to your suspension of disbelief, because they pick up their own socks and cook. In her free time, she looks for hobbies other than Netflix and procrastinating to fill out this author bio. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and children.
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