Title: Keeping Mr. Right Now
Author: Robin Bielman
Publisher: Entangled : Bliss
Release Date: August 18, 2014
Book Source: Trade Paperback from Author
Brainy, organized Sophie Birch is no beach bunny. In fact, she’s totally out of her element among the sun-bronzed crowd at a film festival in beautiful White Strand Cove. When a surf lesson introduces her to Zane Hollander, suddenly she’s up close and personal with the world’s sexiest surf star. But what can a great-looking, experienced athlete possibly see in a klutzy out-of-towner who’s never set foot in the ocean?
Zane Hollander’s playboy reputation has never been a problem…until recently. Now his management team wants him on his best behavior to entice a meaningful new sponsor. Sophie Birch is the perfect girl to help reform his image. She’s genuine and respected—and their relationship is purely fictional. But the more Sophie blooms under the beachy sun, the more Zane knows he’ll just break her heart. Because nothing’s more important to Zane than following the tide.
This is the first book I’ve read from Robin Bielman, and it was very enjoyable. The romance was filled with lots of warm fuzzies to keep me toasty in the cold Wisconsin weather. I have never been surfing before, and only to the ocean one time on vacation, so reading about California’s surf culture was an enjoyable look into a world I know nothing about.
The concept behind this contemporary romance is not a new trope, but Bielman wrote it well. Zane is a ladies man who has never settled down, and Sophie is a smart and beautiful woman (although she doesn’t really know so), who has not had many lovers. They are opposites, that attract in every way.
Most of the book took place in a week, so it was a whirlwind romance filled with some steamy sex scenes, that were also very sweet. As one can expect with such a fast romance, they don’t have a lot of time to get to know each other. And that’s when some of the hard feelings set in.
If they would only communicate (the number one most important thing in any relationship), then things could have ran a lot smoother. But then again, we wouldn’t have had the pleasure of reading this book.
Bielman did a great job writing the secondary characters in such a way to set up the next book perfectly. I am looking forward to reading the second book in The Kisses in the Sand series, Blame it on the Kiss.