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Slick s review posted on Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews4.5 STARSReview copy provided for an honest reviewA book that deals with a home improvement reality television show, yep sign me up Nailed by author Christine D Abo is about a new designer, Sophia Holbrook, taking on the challenge of remodeling the shelter she stayed in with her mother when her father threw them out of their home when she was 5 years old She s anxious to give back to the organization that made her feel safe and loved and to make a name for her new company, but what she doesn t expect is a workplace romance with contractor Fynn Babineau or to have to confront memories from her past Although high entertaining and at times fun, this book is also a journey of self discovery and realizing that the past doesn t have to dictate your future, that sometimes what may seem like a selfish act is truly a selfless one, and letting go of the hurt will free you to embrace the life you deserve.I really enjoyed the game of cat and mouse that Sophia and Fynn seemed to play for a majority of this book There was something between them, yet they both seemed to not be sure where they stood with the other and even after some pretty passionate alone time, their baggage kept them from truly being together However, it was so obvious these two not only wanted each other but they needed each other I found it very interesting they way they both became very protective of one another very early on yet refused to own up to their feelings for one another.There are some twists and turns in this book, but overall the relationship between Sophia and Fynn was front and center with them turning to one another rather than struggling against one another I liked the maturity of their relationship, they were careful to see things from all sides and they actually communicated which is often so rare in many romance books Their fun banter was part of the reason I loved this book so much.Nailed is for anyone who can appreciate two mature people who despite their past disappointments are able to see that loving someone doesn t have to hurt That letting go of the past and embracing the here and now is beautiful and that no matter what, having someone there by your side can make all the difference in your life This may be a novella but it packs a punch and author Christine D Abo really Nailed this one My Review The premise of this book was really cute just because I could see it actually happening, having watched a few of these shows This is a short read and I felt like it had some faults because of that The beginning half really felt descriptive heavy especially when it came to the shelterway than was needed for this length of book I would much rather there have been chemistry between the hero and heroineespecially in that first half That chemistry and their tension was described a lot of the time, but a lot of those early scenes between them happened off the page and the reader was just told that things felt stilted or tense between the two I felt cheated out of the build up of their relationship because of that But in the second half, they shone Although I will admit that there were bits from the director or from someone else on the set where their descriptions of what they were observing between Fynn and Sophia didn t match what was truly happening between them If that was supposedly because they were hiding their relationship, then that didn t quite make it into the book explaining that disconnect Honestly if this had been a book entirely focused on Fynn and Sophia, I would have been happy because I did enjoy the scenes where they connectedeven though a lot of the time that was simply sexual chemistry combusting all over the page I have no issue with that There was a lot happening in this storythe reconstruction of the shelter, the making of a TV show, Sophia dealing with her past, Carl s mechanisms, Sophia trying to work out her partnership with Theresa, and then finally the relationship which was contentious a lot of the time between Fynn and Sophia and them trying to play nice in front of the camera For this length of book, it just seemed like too much and the true chemistry aspect of the story lost outand most of those other parts, I didn t care about because they were minorjust kind of there This is only my second read of one of the Red Hot Reads and I m thinking honestly that this may just not be a format for me, which is perfectly fine I don t regret reading this one at all It just didn t quite lived up to what I hoped it would be I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review. 3.5 starsI m so conflicted about rating and reviewing this book If I had to give the overall story and the main character, Sophia, a rating I would give both of them a 4 star rating Like many I am a big fan of the home improvement shows on HGTV so I loved that Sophia was a young designer who s recently received her big break in television I also really fell for Sophia s back story While she s an up and coming, fancy interior designer now, when she was a child she and her mother were forced to live in a homeless shelter after her alcoholic father kicked them out The project that she s working on for the TV show is the shelter where she grew up, which has now fallen into disrepair All of that was really strong.Then there were some not so great things The douche bag producer of the show, Carl, bothered me because he seemed like such a terrible human being, but also because he was just so cheesy And there are also these production notes, from the director, at the beginning of each chapter It wasn t uninteresting to hear what was going on from the director s POV, but they felt unnecessary and I wasn t a fan of the weird foreshadowing which I figured out pretty early on that was included in the notes.But the weakest part of the story was the romance and that s kind of what this is supposed to be I mean, it s a red hot read The concept of the designer and the carpenter on a home improvement show getting together is great, but the execution just wasn t there Sophia and the carpenter, Fynn that spelling , have a love hate relationship going on which leads to some steamy scenes, but I never understood the attraction There were surprisingly few scenes with Sophie and Fynn together and when they are together there s sexual tension, but I didn t get any connection beyond that Which would be ok if it was a book with the girl and guy casually hooking up, but that wasn t what was going on here Plus, Nailed probably has the fewest sex scenes of any of the Red Hot Reads I ve read.Bottom Line I enjoyed the set up for the story and liked the main character immensely, but the romance and sex scenes fell flat for me I d like to give this a higher rating, but when it comes down to it this is a book that should be focused on romance and sex and that s where it was lacking.I received an electronic review copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley thank you All opinions are my own. Review originally posted here ve really enjoyed d Abo s books in the past, so when I read this blurb, I was all in.Sophia is looking to expand her business while working as a designer for a charity that is near and dear to her heart She wants to prove herself in any way she can, and butting heads with the lead contractor, Flynn, isn t how she wanted to do so But as she and Flynn spend time together on and off camera, the chemistry between them ignites and they are combustible than either imagined.While this book was fairly short, I thought it had a good pace to it One of the things I liked best about this book was that it was very laid back There was no overload of emotional angst, there was no blowout due to some big drama caused by a lack of communication Instead, both Flynn and Sophia treat their relationship like adults, once they actually commit, that is It did take them awhile to get to the point where they could admit that ripping each other s clothes off was than just a fling While I liked the simplicity of the romance, I did think that the little bit of big drama at the end was weak I know that sometimes a portion of a book can suffer because of the limit in length, and for me, I felt as if the big revelation about a certain person in Sophia s past was the part that suffered However, as d Abo didn t spend a lot of time going into the details of why that person had such an impact of Sophia s life, it wasn t a total disappointment For me, it was of a case of I would have just liked to see of that sub plot play out on the pages of the book instead of glossed over.This book was also a bit slow to build Although it s clear that Sophia and Flynn have amazing chemistry with one another, much of the first part of the book is spent talking about the ins and outs of the TV show they are on, instead of the progression of their relationship For me, that made the beginning of the book drag a bit, and it took awhile to get fully invested in Flynn and Sophia s relationship because of it.All in all, I thought d Abo wrote a cute and sexy short story I really liked the fact that the book didn t drag out some big emotional and angsty plot point, and that the few conflicts were easily resolved While there were some things I would have liked to be flushed out , I enjoyed the story as it was.I give Nailed a C I have received an ARC via NetGalley For a short story this is a very nice and easy read Yes, I would have preferred if the characters and the plot had been fleshed out a bit , romance, drama, background on the characters, interaction, even from the villain basically of everything Even though I m not a fan of big dramas, it would ve helped the story if there woul ve been any ANY kind of action be it emotional or physical.I did not really understand the motivation of the villain of the story basically the antagonist was nothing but a jerk but I was surprised how the heroine s Sophia secret was revealed and rather quickly solved.Hm I m happy that there wasn t a weepy or hysterical heroine BUT waltzing through a supposedly traumatic childhood experience memory like that didn t feel right.But why am I giving this book four stars Even though the plot could ve been so much oh, I d have loved to read a full novel , for a short story of 90 pages it had everything I wanted and expected understandable plot, easy to read, steamy scenes.Plus, the slightly naive Sophia and grumpy Flynn were such a cute couple If you are looking for a quick and fun HEA read with a loveable couple, this is it For this review and visit my blogThis review is really difficult for me to write because I am finding it really hard to think of anything substantial to say about Nailed I actually really enjoyed this book I found it sweet, sexy and humorous I liked the story, writing and characters but beyond that there is not much for me to say about it.I think the reason for that is because Christine D abo has managed to tick all the boxes in order to make this an enjoyable novella Nothing upset or annoyed me, I found it engaging and entertaining But at the same time I didn t fall so head over heels in love with it that I feel the need to shout about it to anyone who will listen.There are some great characters and a nice romance to be found here Sophia is smart and sassy with an entertaining inner voice that often made me laugh Fynn is a real sweetheart that doesn t have a bad bone in his body The chemistry between them was awesome but the romance was an easy one There was no drama, no will they won t they It was plain sailing for the both of them The conflict came from other aspects of the story instead of the romance which made a nice change.Nailed is a short, sweet and steamy romance that I really enjoyed The publisher provided me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review Warning This show contains scenes of sexual tension Hosting a new TV show is a fantasy turned reality for diva decorator Sophia Holbrook But concentrating on color swatches is hard when all she can think of is her studly cohost, contractor Fynn Babineau These two may clash over blueprints and budgets on screen, but with the lust palpable between them, rumor has it they have been putting than just their heads together behind the scenes What secrets will the cameras expose Tune in tonight to find out. Viewer discretion advised Mature audiences only On the lookout for a red hot romantic read to get your blood boiling on these cold mornings as we enter into Autumn Cosmopolitan Magazine aka Cosmo has released their own collection of Red Hot reads for all those female readers out there and today s book is Nailed by Christine D Abo and in this case , that is Nailed in two different contexts Nailed takes place at the site of a new DIY Television show where they are renovating an old historical house called Trinity House When new and upcoming designer Sophie gets the job , she is ecstatic as not only will it bring much needed publicity for her and put her business on the map but she has always had a dream to star on TV and in the art of show business you can t go too far with Reality TV However what will happen when she discovers that her co star Fynn takes a quick disliking to her Can she prove to him that she s up for the job even though she can t seem to concentrate when he is around her the words heart palpitations jumps to mind With the pair of them working on the show will the job ever get done or will their personal lives start to affect their working relationship Find out in this quick red hot read from the Cosmo Collection Nailed by Christine D Abo. {Free Epub} î Nailed ô Warning This Show Contains Scenes Of Sexual TensionHosting A New TV Show Is A Fantasy Turned Reality For Diva Decorator Sophia Holbrook But Concentrating On Color Swatches Is Hard When All She Can Think Of Is Her Studly Cohost, Contractor Fynn Babineau These Two May Clash Over Blueprints And Budgets On Screen, But With The Lust Palpable Between Them, Rumor Has It They Have Been Putting Than Just Their Heads Together Behind The Scenes What Secrets Will The Cameras Expose Tune In Tonight To Find OutViewer Discretion Advised Mature Audiences Only I cannot get enough of Christine D Abo s ridiculously delicious writing There was so much to love about this novella and those things don t only revolve around the hot as heck sex scenes that Christine tends to write There were some things that were pretty predictable, but that didn t matter in the least I absolutely loved the premise especially since lately I ve been a huge HGTV junkie I loved the idea of the designer and the contractor getting together while filming a makeover show I appreciated the tension between Fynn and Sophia, especially when they really started getting hot and heavy.I haven t read a story by Christine that I didn t like She knows how to keep you engaged in the story and care about the characters even when they aren t ripping each other s clothes off And then when that starts.oooooh dang Christine definitely knows how to ratchet up the heat I cannot wait to read by her and I would love to revisit this world Perhaps Sophia s friend needs to find love and while we re at it we can get a little Sophia Fynn action on the side Arc provided by the publisher via Netgalley for an honest review