Review: Room Service by Poppy Dunne

Room Service by Poppy Dunne
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone
Release: December 6, 2016
Length: 183 pages

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?

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MY REVIEW

Being inside of Alex's mind was a ridiculous ride of awesomeness. She was awkward, quirky, clever, witty, hysterical, and incredibly easy to like. Although her narrative ran rampant with self-mockery, she held a quiet sort of confidence. She not only accepted her flaws, she owned them. I couldn't help but admire her character.

Alex came from "old" money and grew up with its oppressive weight and expectations. After a failed relationship, she took off to the other side of the country, determined to make her own way in life. She began to work for the House of Jazz and now needed to find an amazing act to revive it. While doing so and staying in a hotel, she meets Ben, the man who delivered her room service order. After realizing that her ex will be at her brother's wedding, Alex offers Ben $300 to be her date. Let the high jinks and hilarity begin.

This book was sexy and sweet. It also showed Alex take a moment or two to reflect on her own thoughts, actions and expectations, which I appreciated because otherwise I would have been WTF-ing all over the place. This story was not only unique, but it was refreshing and even though this was my first read from Poppy Dunne, I predict that it won't be my last.

Genre: Contemporary Romance
POV: Heroine - 1st person
Steam: 4

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