February 19, 2013

Release Day Book Review: Making Him Sweat by Meg Maguire

Title: Making Him Sweat
Author: Meg Maguire
Release Date:
February 19th 2013
Publisher: Harlequin
Source: Received from the publisher via NetGalley

She's hitting below the belt…

Round 1
In this corner is admittedly romantic Jenna Wilinski, who’s inherited a rather seedy boxing gym from her estranged father. With it, she can realize her dream of launching an upscale matchmaking business…provided she can take on the very intimidating—and wickedly hot—boxer who stands in her way!

Round 2
In the far corner is former pro boxer Mercer Rowley. He’s the only one who can protect his “home”—even if it is a little run-down— from his determined and feisty little opponent. But man, once the gloves come off, his hands just want to touch her everywhere…

Round 3
This matchup is too close to call. But no matter which contender comes out on top, the other is sure to enjoy every minute of it...

My Thoughts

The first half of Making Him Sweat is great!
Filled with lots of sexually charged banter, sultry looks and sly glances with a fairly decent storyline too. I was smiling and giggling at all the witty repartee and thought this was going to be a fantastic story to read.

Unfortunately the same can't be said for the second half.
The story became stale once Jenna and Mercer got together; the witty banter all but stopped and they didn't seem to match at all.
Jenna wanted everything her way or on her terms and Mercer just cowed to her demands - it was all a little disappointing after such a great spark in the beginning.

And the ending was bad - it was just left hanging. No real solution, no satisfying conclusion or happy compromise, it just ended with uncertainty looming over everything.

Making Him Sweat lacked direction, and lost me when the hero wimped out. 3 stars :]

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