ARC-Book Review! One Blogging Reader’s Review after reading ‘New York Minute’ by Melinda Dozier.
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Title: NEW YORK MINUTE
Author: Melinda Dozier
(Review based on ARC copy – early review)
Publishing date: March 9th, 2015
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Shy accountant Veronica Bass is determined to live it up a little before settling down with a perfectly respectable man to live a perfectly respectable life, just the way her mother wants.
So when rock star Diego Diaz flashes his bedroom eyes at her during a wedding reception, Veronica swallows her shyness and leads him to the nearest hotel room. Now this total sex god keeps popping up in her life, and she finds herself telling some not-so-little white lies to keep him interested.
Diego’s world evolves around music, women throwing themselves at him, and having fun. His lifestyle hasn’t allowed him to find the right girl to settle down with until now, but his own secret stands in the way of forming a lasting relationship with Veronica.
Is their love destined to last for only a New York minute?
My ‘Blogging Reader’s ARC-Review’ for ‘New York Minute’ by Melinda Dozier:
This is a new contemporary romance novel by author Melinda Dozier. I was first introduced to Melinda’s work when I was given the chance to read and review the anthology “One Lucky Night” that had her short story “Drink or Dare” as a part of that novel. Her work was great then and this one was wonderful just the same. Readers will get to enjoy “New York Minute” in the two main character’s P.O.V.’s(point of views), Veronica Bass and Diego Diaz.
Veronica Bass is a successful accountant but has been stuck in a singles rut for longer than she’d like. When she attends a co-worker’s wedding she decides to try her luck at finding something or someone to excite her life. Veronica feels her life is pretty boring compared to everyone she knows so she wanted to take a chance and do something unexpected of her. Then she sees him. She is ready to enjoy a stimulating and hot night with this very attractive man she meets with no worries.
Diego Diaz saw her at the wedding ceremony and spotted her again at the wedding reception of his band mate. He wasn’t expecting anything when he meets beautiful Veronica but that changes as the night progresses. He’s had his share of bad relationships with women who were with him for all of the wrong reasons which included wanting things from him because of his career. Deep down all he really wanted was to find a good woman to settle down with and make a family.
After one explosive and mind-blowing night shared together, Veronica quickly disappears the next morning leaving Diego just as fast as they met. But why did this feel like so much more than just a one night stand to them? Neither expected to ever see each other again. One night was shared and that was as far as it was supposed to go according to Veronica. She wanted to find someone long lasting, that fit certain expectations that her mother was hoping for her to find but it was turning out to be harder and harder to find it. When a chance run-in with the one man that she shared a passionate night with crosses her path once again weeks later, will she give in again or walk away?
Could Veronica pretend to be the sexy siren he met that night they shared or would her self-proclaimed boring lifestyle not be satisfying enough to this hot-sexy man? Would he still want her, the real her, when he got to know her? Diego had come to realize that the night he shared with Vero was not just memorable but it was inspirational for him, his heart and his music. Now with a new chance to get to know more about Vero, he couldn’t let her slip through his fingers again. Then there are other problems. Veronica has been telling him a lie about herself but she has no idea that Diego has also been keeping certain secrets of his own. Are their secrets big enough to tear them apart just when they are falling hard for each other?
“New York Minute” was an enjoyable and quick little romantic read. The characters were likeable and the storyline was delightful, sweet and satisfying. If you’re looking for a lovely romance novel to dive into next, this one will not disappoint. Make sure to check this one out when it comes out!
MY BLOGGING READER’S STAR SCORE FOR ‘New York Minute’ 4 out of 5 stars:
How I imagined the characters of the novel “New York Minute”:
★★★MEMORABLE QUOTES & LINES FROM ‘NEW YORK MINUTE′★★★
Veronica’s thoughts: To hell with the old people table. To hell with the horrible salmon that made her gag. To hell with being pushed to the side by a leggy bridesmaid to catch the enormous bouquet. Veronica would take this man over a bouquet any day. For one night, her life would be wild and fun, worth the five-digit number the bride and groom spent for their once-in-a-lifetime event. She’d tag on her own memory of a lifetime to their hefty sum. She’d have this man and stimulate her life in unfathomable ways.
Diego’s thoughts: He didn’t want her to be like the other women who found their ways into his path. Then after talking with her-Dios mio, his luck! He’d ended up with the one woman who seemingly had no idea who he was. Unless she really was hiding something, but it was highly unlikely.
Diego’s thoughts: Diego didn’t just encounter another ordinary girl. He met up with the same woman who had awakened his muse from the long, dark, dreaded sleep. He’d written one song. Not a lot, but it was more than he’d done in the last five months.
Diego and Veronica: “You’re a beauty to me.” -(Diego)
“You help me become visible.” -(Vero)
He shook his head. “It’s all you. I don’t do a damn thing except admire you- on the inside and out.”
“We barely know each other. How do you know how I am on the inside?”
“We all start out as strangers. The beginning of a relationship has to start somewhere. I know you more than I’ve known any other woman.”
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