Romantic Comedy Books

Book Review – Licked by Brooke Blaine

Goodreads Summary 

As the owner of Licked, an eclectic ice creamery and bar, Ryleigh Phillips doesn’t have time for that love stuff. Serving up Nibble My Nuts sundaes and Drunken Sailor boozy shakes are as close to an orgasmic affair as she’s had in months thanks to her expanding empire—until the night of her ten-year highlicked school reunion. When Ryleigh’s crush, gorgeous ex-football god Cameron Mathis, comes streaking into her life (literally—streaking), she begins to wonder if she really can have it all.

Wouldn’t it just figure that the moment you think life is perfect is when it falls spectacularly apart? Enter Hunter Morgan, the contractor in charge of Licked’s renovations. Devastatingly handsome, and a smartass to boot, he’s got his eyes on Ryleigh from the moment he finds her passed out on his couch (yeah, that’s a long story). There’s just one tiny complication—he happens to be Cameron’s best friend.  When the lines between relationships and friendships blur, and it’s impossible to choose between two delicious flavors, what’s a girl to do? Taste a sample of each? Or go out and get LICKED?


4 1/2 out of 5 stars


I stumbled upon this little gem and I’m so glad that I did!!  I loved this book!!

Ryleigh (Ry) Phillips goes to her 10-year high school reunion with the hopes of running into her high school crush, Cameron Mathis.  She ends up going home with him that night (and sleeps on his couch), and meets his roommate, Hunter Morgan.

Ry is instantly attracted to Hunter, who is “not her type” and quite frankly not Cameron, the man she’s been lusting over.  Ry owns Licked ice cream shop (geared toward adults only) and is building an “After Dark” bar on the side (90210 flashback anyone?)  It turns out Hunter is in construction and offers to help her with her renovations.

Meanwhile, Cameron has to fly to Hong Kong for work and will be gone for 3 weeks.  During this time, sparks are flying between Ry and Hunter, much to Ry’s chagrin,  When Cameron comes back from HK, he and Ry double date with Hunter, and it’s an awful night.  But it leads to some realizations for Ry.

This book was just plain fun, had some laugh out loud moments and some sexy love scenes.  Ry’s friends Shayne, Paige and Quinn were hilarious and I’m excited to read about Shayne in the next book.  The ending felt a lot like a movie, but it was still fun.  Fun, light quick read and I would highly recommend.

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