This story is both hot, funny (in parts) and very emotional. It is deeply infused with unashamed sensual wonder at the beauty of the human body and soul, in its most different aspects. The hero is perfect, gorgeous and very young. The heroine, is, refreshingly, older, and more than a little insecure. The author did a wonderful job of turning the stupendous young hunk bit by bit into a lovable, layered, slightly fragile human being, while the older and insecure woman reveals her own strength bit by bit, so that in the end you have a rarely intriguing, balanced couple. The shoot scene is really edgy and unexpected (for a scene with no violence at all it definitely made me blink once or twice!) and really hot! A quick read, but full of depth. Recommended!
Hot Model Mine, 1
When Andrea Johnson, writing as author Cindy Vega, signed up for a Meet & Greet with the cover model of her latest book, she didn’t expect sparks to fly. Yushka is dangerously good-looking and too young for her. But their connection is instantaneous, and during a photo shoot with the two, the photographer picks up on their growing attraction. Seeing the potential for the cover photo of the century, he decides to push their comfort limits...
Be Warned: public exhibition
One of the assistants calls Yushka’s name. Bare-chested, he appears from a group of models, strolls to the spotlights, and waits in front of the camera with the confident stance of a professional.
The whole place quiets as if in awe. He’s unbelievably beautiful with his tanned, bulging muscles and washboard-abs-to-die-for. When Lemaître asks him to undo his hair, a black waterfall lands on his shoulders and down his back. A few muffled feminine squeals fill the silence.
A long, pinkish scar stretches on his right flank, below the ribs. I haven’t seen it before; the photo designers must edit it away.
One by one, authors whose books he appears on get a few pictures taken with him in flattering positions, wrapping their arms around his back or swallowed up in his embrace, beaming like schoolgirls at their first prom.
Jealousy rips through me so violently I can barely breathe, but my time is up soon, and I hate that even more. I’m non-photogenic, and seeing pictures of myself makes me sick. I’ve chosen a sexy, black top and matching short skirt for the occasion, but looking my best doesn’t help. My stomach ties in a knot.
“Cindy Vega,” an assistant calls.
Fuck, that’s me. I’m dead.
“Go,” Laurie says, giving me a small push.
All muscles tense, I leave my safe corner and join Yushka. He greets me with a placid face, but from the warmth in his pupils, I get a feeling he’s glad to see me. Side by side, narrowing our eyes from the piercing light, we face Lemaître and wait for orders.
Damn. Being so near Yushka’s naked torso is unbearable, as is the heat from the lamps shining on us. Sweat beads roll down the sides of my chest, between my breasts. He endures, too. A thin film of sweat coats his golden skin, making it glow, but he doesn’t seem bothered.
Lemaître clears his throat. “Bon. Stand a little closer. Cindy, this is for Eden Luna’s website. Officially, we want authors happily meeting their cover models, but off the record, we want sensual, we want heat. Readers will get off seeing your pictures like they do reading your books.”
Stiff as a rod, I nod agreement. I’d half expected this. Problem is, I hate being in the spotlight with so many people watching, and I hate the notion of having my photo all over the internet.
“Sooo,” he continues, “I will ask you to just stand like this, facing me, and smile. That is all. Yushka knows what he has to do.”
Turning to my side, Yushka puts a hot hand on my stomach and the other on the small of my back. Though light, his touches destabilize me, as does the warm, musky scent sneaking to my nostrils.
“Closer,” Lemaître orders. “Bodily contact.”
Shit, I’m fucked.
The hunk radiates heat as he approaches, sweaty chest sticking to my arm, heart beating against my skin. His crotch barely brushes my hip, but each pore in my body becomes acutely aware of him, on high alert. As last night’s intense arousal replays in all of me, my inner thighs clench with renewed want.
Whispers and low chuckles sound from both sides of the vast lobby. I try to forget the hundred eyes following my every move but can’t help being distracted, bathed in full light and painfully self-conscious.
“That is better.” Like a shooting gun, Lemaître’s camera clicks and the flash blinds me repetitively. “Now, give him a smile, Cindy. You know the kind I want.”
My throat so dry I can’t speak, I turn to Yushka.
He’s very near, inches from my face, black pupils gleaming with mischief. Sweat pearls on his face, making him look sexier than ever. Long, black hairs glue to his forehead and cheeks. He smells of soap, his close shave making him look baby-faced.
Seemingly at ease, the heaving of his chest regular, he stares into my eyes. I can’t believe his confidence. Modelling is his profession, but how does he stay so fucking calm?
“You wanna give me a smile?” he whispers, warm breaths brushing my chin. Behind me, his large hand sneaks lower and palms my butt cheek. With that and his other fingers splaying on my stomach, he pulls me to him, making me feel the entire length and…hardness…of his cock on my hip.
I suck in a breath.
His lips curl up in a self-satisfied grin. “Hm, Andrea? You wanna give me a smile?”
Oh my fucking God. I can’t help but obey while my insides go up in flames.
Flashing his teeth, he kneads my ass with a strong hand and pushes his full erection against me. He knows what he’s doing, the devil. He knows slowly rubbing me with his cock turns my pussy to burning liquid.
Somewhere, a feminine gasp breaks the silence, followed by contained laughter.
“Très bien, we have a smile,” Lemaître says, camera clicking, flash shooting. “Thank you, Cindy, that will be enough. Next!”
Still grinning and holding my look, Yushka slowly backs off, leaving chillier air between us.
I’m frozen. In shock, lust, need.
“Come on, move it!” Lemaître calls. “We don’t have all day.”
Andrea is an author at a meet and greet. She’s just met her hunky cover model, Yushka, in a very sexual situation with another woman. Talk about awkward but this is the man Andrea has been dreaming about. Can she deal with his troubled personality or should she move on? Andrea is adorable! The elevator scene made me laugh. She’s awkward around Yushka and she’s telling herself not to be. It’s totally something I would do which is why I found her so endearing. Yushka is, well, I didn’t like him at first. He’s touching another woman and then he’s making out with Andrea. When she tells him to stop, he stops but he gets angry about it. That would send up warning flags if I’d been with the guy. He’s got a nasty attitude that doesn’t make up for his hot body. Eventually, he opens up and we really get to see what makes Yushka the man he is. I love how they get to know each other and the slow build to the sex is fabulous! There’s a twist that is devilishly great and an ending that is super sweet. If you’re looking for sizzling romance give The Perfect Shoot a read!
This is the first book I've read by this author and I loved it! So sexy! Yushka is hot, hot, hot! And cheers to Andrea for letting go of her fears.
I liked the book! Very interesting to write about an actual writer and a cover model who fall for one another at a convention. I did feel it was a little rushed but the story was definitely a good one.
The Perfect Shoot by Lea Bronsen was the perfect story. We are introduced to an aspiring writer, Andrea. She has fantasized about her cover model Yushka and has the opportunity to meet him. Her first impression of Yushka has Andrea running in the other direction. However, the chemistry between the two continues to put the two of them together. This story is erotic, intense, and emotional. Give yourself time when you pick it up because it is a page turner. Bronsen has you believing in love at first sight. Great read! I was given this book in exchange for an honest review.
I really enjoyed watching Andrea and Yushka fall in love. Truly I did but there were parts of the book that didn’t set right with me. Especially the photographer and the photo shoot. If I had been Andrea I would have bolted but I understood why Ms. Bronsen wrote the scene. Trust me when you read it, you will understand her side and mine. What I really enjoyed was Ms. Bronsen’s descriptions of the conference itself. She wrote it from experience and who wouldn’t want to go to France. She nailed the setting, descriptions and the ins and outs of the conference itself. The side plots with her sons and their father were excellent as well. Those phone calls explained alot of Andrea’s personality and feelings. Especially when it came to her hesitation with being with Yushka. I’d feel the same way. And my husband is 7 years younger than me. Trust me…people are shocked when they find that out. I will say that when those two finally get to together its explosive. Oh yes, there is the private photo shoot but that’s just a teaser. I found the book to be spicy, not truly erotic in nature. There is plenty of teasers before the deed is done but that’s where Ms. Bronsen was brilliant in her writing. The build up, the emotions between them was well worth the pay off in the end. Just because I had issues with one thing in the book, don’t put off reading this one. In the end, Ms. Bronsen will open your eyes to the ultimate fantasy…falling in love with a cover model and he loving you back. *sigh*
Set at an author conference in Cannes, this is the story of 38-year-old romance writer Andrea and her cover model, 23-year-old Yushka. When Andrea sees him fondling the conference organiser she recognises him immediately. He’s the boyishly handsome model on the cover of her latest book. Andrea has spent the last 18 years single-handedly raising her twin boys, so she’s had little time for love. When a crowded lift and a pushy friend pre-empts the introduction she’d planned for the Meet and Greet session, she feels like a teenager again. The chemistry sizzles between them from the beginning, but she’s concerned by the age difference, and after waiting 18 years, the last thing she wants is a quickie in a hotel restroom. The more they are thrown together at the conference, the greater the heat between them. As Andrea struggles to reconcile her attraction to a man only 4 years older than her sons, Yushka is determined to prove to her he wants more than just a one night stand. When a steamy photo shoot turns dangerously realistic, Andrea can no longer fight the sizzling chemistry between them. Packed with scorching heat and realistic emotional turmoil, this book is a must read with a satisfying happy ending.
3.5 Stars!! I really enjoyed this book. Lea sucked me right into it after the elevator scene. I didn't realize there was a second book until I finished this one and I was extremely grateful. I can't wait to find out what happens with Andrea and Yushka and her two sons.
Wow!!!!!! What a hot book! I had so much fun reading this on my break. I'm dying to know what happens next and what happens when they get back to the real world and she gets back with her kids and everything.
I LOVED this book. Loved.It. Lea hooked me with the excerpt when I read it, and despite first person not being my favourite reading material, I knew I had to read this. Now, I was expecting a hot story, and it certainly is hot, but what I didn't expect was for this story to be so emotional. I completely connected with the heroine and Yushka is just yummy. Where can I find one of my own? I read this in one sitting, and I alternated between fanning myself, laughing, and sniffing. Yes, I welled up at the end and had a stupid sappy grin for ages. Then bored my husband silly, by going on about how good this book was, lol. Read it. You will not be disappointed!
If you think romance is out of reach, this is a story for you. The sweet romance and hot, heavy ahem moments are any girl's dream. Lea Bronsen's storytelling abilities are alive and well in The Perfect Shoot!
This was a very hot read. Yushka is the hot cover model and Andrea the erotic romance writer. One thing leads to another and these two create some sizzling chemistry. I enjoyed this story a lot and Lea's descriptive writing pulled me into their heads and their bodies. If you like erotic romance, I'd recommend this book.