Monday, December 29, 2014


Author:  Jade C. Jamison
Publish Date:   08.12.14
Publisher:  Jade C. Jamison
Category /Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Recommended for:  18+ due to sexual content
Received from:  Jade C. Jamison in exchange for an honest review
Date completed: 06.29.14
Goodreads link: Substitute Boyfriend

Description from the publisher:
You might have read this novella in the HOT SUMMER NIGHTS Anthology...but this version's longer. Yes, size matters! This version contains bonus materials that enhance and expand the story!!

Elizabeth Slade, a college English instructor, has experienced success as a romance writer, but she has a dirty little secret: She can’t write sex scenes without a little help from Ridley, a gorgeous guy who plays her pretend boyfriend and makes a booty call whenever her imagination is flailing.

She’d like for Ridley to commit to be her permanent and real boyfriend, and she thinks that’s where they’re headed until she finds him getting way too cozy with another woman in a bar.

At that point, she enlists the help of her friend, fellow college instructor Roman Decker, who offers to temporarily take Ridley’s place while she sorts through her emotions. She grows confused when she realizes she’s also attracted to Roman. When Ridley comes back to her on bended knee, does she take the bad boy who broke her heart or try to convince her friend to make a real go of it?

This book is not part of a series.

As always, I loved this story from Jade C. Jamison.  Beth is a fantastic character.  At first I thought she was pretty slutty, using Ridley for working out her sex scenes, but she thought she could use sex to gain love… and eventually figured out that it doesn’t work like that. Roman is there for her.  First he is there as a friend and later as, well, more than a friend.  See, that’s the right order.

Ms. Jamison once again provides balanced parts of steam, sweetness, laughter, and raw emotion.  Her references to the time-sucking social media that plagues all of our current favorite authors had me giggling in recognition.  The characters are all mature adults leaving the childish stuff out of their relationships, even if Ridley isn’t the sharpest shovel in the shed.

I could not put this book down until I had devoured and savored every tasty word.

Grammar/editing:  A – near perfect

Other Books from Jade C. Jamison:
  • MADversary
  • Then Kiss Me
  • Stating His Case
  • Fabric of Night
  • Worst Mother
  • Old House
  • Finger Bang
  • Substitute Boyfriend 
  • Punctured, Bruised, and Barely Tattooed
Bullet series:
  1. Bullet
  2. Rock Bottom
  3. Feverish
  4. Fully Automatic
  5. Christmas Stalkings
  6. Slash & Burn (not yet released)
Nicki Sosebee Series:
  1. Got the Life
  2. Dead
  3. No Place to Hide
  4. Right Now
  5. One More Time
  6. Lost
  7. Innocent Bystander
  8. Blind
  9. Fake
  10. Lies (coming soon)
Tangled Web Series:
  1. Tangled Web: A Steamy Heavy Metal Novella
  2. Everything But
  3. Seal All Exits
  4. (not yet titled)
Wishes series:
  1. Be Careful What You Wish For
  2. Secret Wishes (not yet released)
  3. Carnal Wishes (not yet released)
  4. Dangerous Wishes (not yet released)

originally posted 08.18.14 on my previous website closed that site because I promoted authors and their books. 


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