Book Review: S.O.B – J.C Valentine

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Levi Black is an s.o.b.

Born with a silver spoon in his mouth, he’s a pretentious, obnoxious, womanizing jacka** who thinks the world revolves around him.

He wouldn’t be wrong.

A famous soccer player, his skills on and off the field have won him medals, trophies, women, and the cover of every heartthrob magazine in the country. He’s broken nearly every bone in his body and a few hearts along the way, including mine—his stepsister—and lived to tell about it.

One night changed everything, and I’ve avoided him like the plague ever since. Just long enough to finish college, to bury the hurt, and to outrun the memories. But now that’s all changed. I’m back, and there’s no more running.

My hands are supposed to be my livelihood, but now they’re my curse. Levi’s reckless ways have landed him in a sticky situation, and his father has given me an offer I can’t refuse. One month, and all I have to do is put my hands on his body. Easier said than done. The problem is, even though I know it’s bound to bite me in the a**, I can’t bring myself to say no to the s.o.b.

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I needed quiet time after reading this book.

You know when you’re watching a particularly scary movie and some idiot inevitably heads down to the basement to investigate the strange noise, and you’re screaming at the television:” What are you THINKING you idiot?! Don’t go down there!!”

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Yep, pretty much me while reading S.O.B.

Vista and Levi’s parents got married and after one night together, Levi ended it harshly and walked away from Vista. Four years later, after getting her degree in sports rehabilitation she makes a deal with her stepdad to get Levi back on his feet after an injury in exchange for seed money to start her own business. Once the two get together old feelings resurface and sparks fly.

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As the blurb says, anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.

There were some seriously steamy moments as the two circled their attraction for each other and the sexy times were off the charts! Levi was a loveable asshole with a filthy mouth and him trying to break down Vista’s resolve resulted in some really cute moments.

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And then everything fell apart. The twists kept coming and I was shouting at these characters for being idiots and looking on in horrified shock at the stupidity of their decisions and I was just about to give up on these two, but just as with any good television show, the more I read the more addicted I became to their drama. I just love when characters are fallible, sometimes selfish and make mistakes.

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This book is high on hotness, high on angst, high on drama but it is also a helluva lot of fun to read with a fast pace and a lot of things happening that keep you furiously turning pages! If that’s your cuppa, I’d recommend this!

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 (ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review)


“What the hell are you doing in here? Get out!”

Levi is leaning in my open doorway—a door I know I closed when I went to bed last night. Or tried to. It took hours, listening to him and his “friends” laughing and making all kinds of racket, before I finally managed to fall asleep.

Now, he’s standing in my bedroom, half naked, and looking at me like I’m something he wants to kill. Or eat.

My thighs clench at the thought of Levi putting his mouth on me. The last time—no. I shut the thought down before it has a chance to go too far. It’s inappropriate. This whole situation right now is inappropriate.

“Get out!” I shout again, because he just continues to stand there, completely stoic. Unreadable. “Are you high?” Along with the rest of the world, I’ve witnessed the kind of life he leads: late nights, partying, an endless supply of women. The possibility that he’s actually high right now isn’t that far-fetched.

Why does he have to look so damn good, though?

Levi’s shirtless chest moves in a silent huff and a humorless smirk makes his lips twitch. And that damn beard. It’s distracting. I’ve only ever seen him clean shaven, but this look is even better. He looks rough. Dirty. Mountable.

Lifting his arm to his head, he rakes his fingers through his hair, making it messier than it already was. The action makes his bicep flex, showing off a massive bump, and creates a long visual line that draws my gaze down over his sculpted chest and abs to the pair of sweat pants that hang so low, I can see damn near everything.

As my eyes land between his legs, it begins to grow. My throat turns into a desert and I swallow, tearing my eyes away as I cast the inappropriate thoughts the vision inspires away. Or at least I try to. They keep sling shooting back, taunting me. Just look at it. One little peek. No!

It should be illegal to walk around like that. In fact, he should be thrown in jail for assault. I’ll never get the vision of him like this out of my head.

I hear Levi’s soft chuckle and jerk to attention.

“You should see your face right now,” he says, his voice mocking. “You behave like you’ve never seen my dick before, which we both know isn’t true. Or,” he says, his voice pitching low as he pushes off the jamb and stands tall, putting that hard bulge on full display, “maybe you just want another taste.”

Yes, please. The heat in my face deepens. I do want it. I won’t deny that, but I refuse to let him drag me any deeper into the rabbit hole or humiliate me over something we both know we want but can’t have.

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author jc valentine

J.C. Valentine is the USA Today and International bestselling author of the Night Calls and Wayward Fighters Series and the Forbidden Trilogy. Her vivid imagination and love of words and romance had her penning her own romance stories from an early age, which, despite being poorly edited and written longhand, she forced friends and family members to read. No, she isn’t sorry.

J.C. earned her own happily ever after when she married her high school sweetheart. Living in the Northwest, they have three amazing children and far too many pets and spend much of their free time together enjoying movies or the outdoors. Among the many hats she wears, J.C. is an entrepreneur. Having graduated with honors, she holds a Bachelor’s in English and when she isn’t writing, you can find her editing for fellow authors.

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