Tuesday, January 13, 2015

ARC Review: Impulse Control (Zodiak Series) by Amanda Usen

Title: Impulse Control (Zodiak Series)
Author: Amanda Usen
Source: Entangled Indulgence
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: Novel
Release Date: January 19, 2015
Reviewed by: Jasmyn

Rating - 3
Sexual - 3

Survivalist Russ Donovan is the toughest man in America, with a reality TV show to
prove it. Now he’s been strong-armed into filming a new show with dainty lifestyle expert Susannah Stone. But while “At Home in the Wild” could mean millions for his family’s charity, Russ plans to put Little Susie Homemaker to the test—in the Adirondack Mountains in the dead of winter. And there's no way she'll be able to hack it...

Susannah is tougher than she looks. She's had to fight her way through life, and there's no way she'll let a bossy mountain man show her up. When she gets him on her turf, he’s in serious trouble. But now she's run into a bit of problem. Because no one—least of all Russ and Susannah—expects sparks to fly both on camera and off. And now everyone will see their risqué rivalry break all of the rules...
This book was tons of fun and it came really super close to getting that 4th star.  I loved watching Russ and Susannah interact, it was the perfect example of an opposites attract relationship.  Their conversations were witty and their accidental touches sparked some seriously hot thinking.

My favorite parts were watching them interact in each of their respective new environments.  Susannah showed just how tough she could be hiking a mountin in freezing temperatures (you sure won't find me doing anything like that - I need warmth).  This is when things really started for the two of them - in close quarters sharing a tent it was hard to to react to each other.  I was a bit disappointed in her side of the show.  While Russ got to take her into his environment for a few days, she only seemed to get a couple hours of "domestication" on her show with him.  The story carries it a bit further outside of her show, but I really wanted to seem him try to cook and clean while chasing a kid around.

Overall, this was quite fun.  There is some silly social media and blog posts that really helped to bring their relationship to life.  I just really wanted to see Russ cook asparagus.

*This book was received in exchange for an honest review*

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