The second installment of the Calendar Girl series was not as good as the first book. I know you are thinking “wow, brutal right off the bat.” Well, I am just telling you the truth ;). It was still good but there were something’s that I thought were cheesy or not as well written. There are some reoccurring favorite characters from the first book and a few really steamy sex scenes, so that’s good. This time when I bought the book, I knew what I was about to read and wasn’t going to be blind sided by the erotic romance factor.
With January through March behind her, Mia was looking forward to making through half the year as an escort; she just has to get through April, May and June. Each month, she expected the same routine: be some handsome, rich mans arm candy for the month and sleep with him if she felt like it. That was what the previous months brought her and loads of cash. A baseball player, a Hawaiian model and a handsome politician were all planned out for her and she thought she knew what the next three months would hold until a few wrenches get thrown her way. A visit from an old flame, an engagement and an assault wasn’t what she planned for.
Lets break this blog down by the months:
This month, Mia was on the arm of Mason, a trouble making pro baseball pitcher. She was hired to help him clean up his image and make him appear to be settling down. He has some serious sponsors looking at him so having a stable girlfriend might help him. It does and while the media is lusting over him and Mia, Mason is lusting for someone else in his life. Mia takes it into her own hands to get these two together. There are a few ups and downs in this month but Mia comes out of it feeling like she actually accomplished something important and changed someone’s life. I think this is one of the more intellectual months we have read about and not filled with meaningless sex. Don’t worry, there is still sex, just not with who you may think it would be with.
Summer time is approaching and where else would Mia go besides Hawaii?? I actually felt jealous that I was in bed reading this book and not on a beach somewhere. The main man in this chapter isn’t the person who hires Mia, for once. We meet a photographer and his wife who designed a swimwear line to fit real women… Sizes 6 and up. There is a perfect world in this book. Mia does some modeling and actually works for her money unlike in other months where she just looks pretty. Sure, she looks pretty for the camera but she was expected to show up on certain days and times, just like a real job. This is where she meets the hunky Hawaiian model Tai and they begin and epic love affair. Tai tells Mia that he is hoping to meet his soul mate, a women who his mother says has light skin, brown hair and green eyes… Sorry Mia, you aren’t her. On her last night in Hawaii, Tai takes her to a restaurant and a beautiful woman practically falls into his lap. She is everything his mother described and Tai can’t take his eyes off her or speak one word. Mia does all the talking and sets them up on the last, first date of their lives.
This month, we spend in a gorgeous mansion owned by a senator. His goal is to get in with the big guys so he can get their funding for a project he is trying to launch. The only problem is that all of these big investors have women on their arms who are 20 years younger. Que Mia. She is hired to be arm candy once again and help the senator with his goal. She does more than just look pretty, she actually secures a few investors for the senator, helping to launch the project smoothly. While there is no real love interest for Mia in this chapter, she once again plays cupid and makes sure the senator actually pursues his love interest seriously instead of keeping her hidden away. The senator’s son, though, will prove to be a dangerous challenge. Mia finds him attractive and flirts a little here and there but innocent flirting soon becomes unwanted advances. That puts Mia in a very dangerous and life threatening situation.
There seems to be a theme for this book: Mia the Matchmaker. While it is a good thought and warm aspect to the story, I found it a little cheesy. The first one in May I liked because it was the only one that happened so far in the series. When it was three in a row, I found it repetitive and would roll my eyes. Also, I don’t like how these books seem to glamorize the escort business.
I did like seeing characters from the previous book, Wes and Alec to be exact. Those two have been my favorite so far in this series, along with Tai now. I guess we will have to see who the next book in this series bring and if I will add another favorite to the list.
New stories, new places to see… New men.
A few reoccurring characters.
Sexy scenes 😉
Mia the Matchmaker in every single month.
Making the escort business seem easy and fun.
Overall: I would recommend this book and the series if you are looking for more sexy reads after you come off of “Fifty Shades”. This book was not my favorite out of the two that I have read so far but there are six more months and two books to go before this series ends.
Rating: 4 out of 5
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