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    Wednesday, March 22, 2017

    UNPROFESSIONAL by J.D. Hawkins


    Unprofessional by JD Hawkins

    Release Date: March 22nd

    Genre: Contemporary Romance

    Designer: Letitia Hasser from RBA Designs

    Model: Christian Hogue



    Blurb

    What happens when the internet's favorite playboy falls in love?
    I have the best job in the world. Date beautiful women and write about it.
    But I want to take it to the next level: instead of writing about my experiences make it into an online reality show.
    But here is the catch. My boss wants me to share the show with a woman co-host. And he wants that woman to be my best friend and co-worker, Margo.
    I’ll date beautiful women and she’ll date hot men. Sounds fair enough.
    So now I have to watch her fake date hot men. I used to love going home with a different woman every night, but suddenly this isn’t as fun. Seeing Margo with anyone else is driving me crazy.

    And the more time I spend with her working on the show, the less I want to keep our relationship in the friends’ zone. And the harder it is to stop myself from imagining her bent over the copier.
    Things are about to get unprofessional.

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    My rating: 4 of 5 stars

    I love when an author develops a formula that works for them and that works for me. Never mess with the formula Mr. Hawkins!! UNPROFESSIONAL was one part redeemable manwhore, two parts good friends since college, and a whole lot of loving and denial going on. Add in the fact that Mr. Hawkins revealed that a true part of his and Mrs. Hawkins courtship was exposed in this story and I couldn't get my hands on it fast enough!!

    Owen and Margo have known each other since college. In truth, at times, Margo played his wingman. They were both tearing up the sheets... just not with each other. During their 8 years of friendship, despite their obvious attraction to each other, they've never dared to cross the line. That is until one fortunate St. Patrick's Day, a drinking fest that changed the course of their relationship forever. While they tried to keep it casual, those pesky things called feelings kept getting in the way.

    I think the only real issue I had with this story was the skepticism I had for the authenticity of their friendship. In all of its 8 years, they were unfamiliar with the interior of each other's homes. Margo had only met Owen's best friend, Manny, once. I felt that this friendship, no matter how much the characters tried to convince me of its depth and validity, was pretty superficial. They didn't really talk to each other about things that really mattered. Ah well, that was the only thing that bothered me and in the big picture, it was insignificant and didn't detract from my enjoyment of this story.

    Margo was a sweetheart, if a bit naive. She was a bit too busy planning her life to actually enjoy it. Owen was such a lovable manwhore, but I really couldn't blame him for his actions. He was hot, single, and had every right to avail himself of a good time. I think what endeared him even more to me was how real he was. I absolutely enjoyed watching (reading) these two fumble through their casualness while trying to hide how serious their feelings were and how much they were affected by the other.

    In the end, it's obvious that I loved this story and verify that it is another winner from J.D. Hawkins. He's a one-click author for me and I can't wait to see what he comes up with next!!

    Release Date: March 22, 2017
    Genre: Contemporary Romance - best friends to lovers
    POV: Dual - 1st person
    Steam: 3.5 out of 5
    Book Type: Standalone

     

    EXCERPT:


    “Thank god you live on the ground floor,” I say, as I rummage for her keys in her bag with one hand while keeping her from falling with the other. It’s not that I haven’t been to Margo’s place before, but when we hang out it’s usually at work functions or the occasional bar, and at the moment I can’t shake the feeling that I’m intruding a little.
    “You know, you’re really fucking hot,” she slurs, giggling. My cock stirs at the brush of her lips so close to my neck, her warm breath against my skin. I have to shake it off.
    “And you’re really fucking drunk,” I reply with a forced laugh, as the key finally catches and I kick the door open.
    “No…I mean it,” she says as I step into her apartment, still holding her in my arms. “You’re like…the most beautiful man.”
    “That’s very sweet of you,” I say, as I open a few wrong doors (closet, bathroom) until I find her bedroom. I walk in and lay her down on the bed, then pull away, setting her bag on the night table. “You should probably just rest a bit, let it pass.” I unlace her boots and ease them off gently, setting them on the floor before straightening up to go. This feels familiar, although I haven’t carried a too-drunk Margo home from a party and put her to bed since our undergrad years. “You need anything? Water, or—”
    “Yeah.” Margo smiles.
    “What?”
    Instead of answering, she mischievously beckons me closer. I look at her, dress rolling up around her thighs, twisting her body up in the sheets, my imagination starting to whirl a little.
    “Come here!” she yelps impatiently.
    This could mean trouble—the problem is, I like trouble. I groan and go nearer to the bed.
    “Closer,” she giggles, and I’m taken with the smile, the way she grinds into the bed…
    “What?”
    Her hand pulls on my shirt, her smile goes and instead her mouth is open now, weakened like she’s preparing to kiss me. I could so easily fall into her here, so easily bring my mouth onto hers, put my own hands under her clothes. I can almost taste her, appetite stirring…
    Except being a real man doesn’t just mean knowing when to make a move, it also means knowing when you shouldn’t.
    “Nice try,” I say, pulling back.
    Margo laughs and pounds her fists onto the bed with disappointment.
    “But I need to see what’s under your shirt. You still got those Grand Canyon abs, I bet.”
    “Ok. That’s my cue to go,” I say, half-out the door. “See you tomorrow.”
    “No! Come on! Please! I remember the view was fucking amazing. Just a little peek. A tiny little peek for old time’s sake. Come on, Owen! Don’t be an asshole. You know you want to show it off.”
    I look back at her, hand on the doorknob, and find myself laughing.
    “Happy now?” I say, pulling up my shirt a little way.
    Margo screams and falls back onto her pillows laughing.
    “I knew it! Just as perfect as that night you got locked out of the girl’s dorm,” she says, as I close the door and leave.
    When I get back to my car, I’m still smiling.





    About the Author:

    JD Hawkins writes erotic romance with modern-classic alpha males and strong, independant women. He currently lives with his wife in Los Angeles, CA. He loves to travel and has lived in many places, including New York City, India and Thailand. When he isn't writing, JD enjoys surfing, training in Mixed Martial Arts, reading and taking naps. He's always loved making up stories, especially ones inspired by real life.


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