Rating: 3 stars
Hip-hop, Miami heat, and the Latin Lov-ah.
The second half to this year-long journey has taken me to Magic City…Miami. I’ve been hired by the nation’s top hip-hop artist, Anton Santiago. His name is as sexy as he is, and it rolls off the tongue the same way his muscled form rolls to his music. He goes by the name Latin Lov-ah, and boy does he work that title from his rock-hard body, Latin hip-hop fusion dance moves, to the way he beds his women.
He’s raw, dirty, and one hundred percent player…and I want to wrap my naked body all over him and forget about everything.
Every word that comes out of his mouth is a siren’s song.
Every thrust of his hips draws me closer.
Every breath against my neck sends me into a tailspin of need and desire.
After what happened in June, I need to rip the bandage off. Move on. Anton could be just the thing I need to get my groove back.
I was hired to play the part of a seductress in Anton’s new music video, but, in the end, I’m the one being seduced.
In the seventh book of the Calendar Girl serial, Mia is sent to Miami, Florida. Still on her mission to save her father, she is hired to be in a hot new music video where her unique look and recent popularity will prove invaluable.
Each installment in the Calendar Girl Serial will release every month throughout 2015. The stories will feature Mia’s journey as an escort to twelve clients in twelve different locations.
Warning: This book is designed for audiences 18+ due to language and graphic sexual content.
I really liked the direction this book took. With some of the previous books I had the feeling the plot got a little bit formulaic at times, but this book breaks that and I am really curious how this series will continue and take this change further. And don’t let the blurb mislead you, it sounds like things continue like the previous books, but it definitely surprised me.
This month Mia is to star in a music video with hip-hop artist Anton. They have to dance together with some back-up dancers and guess what Mia doesn’t know how to dace. I was wondering how they were going to spun this story and I was pleasantly surprised. We see how Mia struggles with what happened in the previous month and I liked how this book build upon that and showed the reader she didn’t get over it as easily as you might have thought.
This series is first and foremost about Mia her journey and this book is an important step in her journey. She makes a decision, which felt very important and I wonder how this will impact the rest of the books. I thought it was realistic to see Mia struggle with what happened last month and eventually try and give it a place. And I felt like I understood her decision a bit more. I also liked how this one tied in with the previous book(s).
Mia meets a few new friends in this book one, but while I thought they had an interesting story, the music video at the same time fell a bit to the background to focus on Mia her story and development. At times I think the novella length might be a tad too short for all the story the author tries to put in it. At times it felt a tad too rushed or like there could be a couple more scenes to get to know her new friends more. I liked the set-up for the next book and am curious how that will play out.
To summarize: I enjoyed this latest installment in this series and I like the direction this book takes. It feels like this book is a pivotal point in this series and it’s breaking the more formulaic mold some of the previous books had. Definitely curious to see how the series will continue now. It just missed that tiny bit to bump it up to a 4 star rating for me. I liked seeing Mia her journey continue, her making new friends in this book and the important decision she makes in this one. It also felt realistic to see Mia struggle with something that happened in the previous book and I understood her decision she made there a bit more. All in all a very interesting book in this series and I am curious to see what will happen next and how the events here will impact things.