Jamie “Roxy” Albright has one great love in his life and room for no other. He lives and breathes makeup. Men are nothing more than temporary distractions and romance… well, that isn’t worth his time. With a burgeoning career as a YouTube makeup artist opening doors to never before dreamed of opportunities, time isn’t something Jamie has and distractions aren’t something he can afford.
Instagram model and shirtless wonder Tyler Jackson is quickly falling for elusive Jamie. How it went from a seemingly innocent message to feelings, he’ll never know. Their chemistry is instant and fiery hot, and Tyler’s never been that good at self control. The challenges are endless, though. There’s Jamie’s walls to break through and a country worth of space between them. And just when things are starting to look up, life throws a wrench in the works.
I’m slightly addicted to a particular beauty vlogger (Manny!) and when I saw Harding’s newest release was about a YouTube make-up star and a sexy Instagram model falling in love, well, I couldn’t get my hands on it fastest enough. Roxy is a sassy sexy makeup aficionados. He sends a cheeky message to an IG model he’s lusting over and *boom* a texting long-distance relationship is born. Jamie is a high-maintenance diva with a carefully guarded heart. Tyler is fond of the fierce Roxy exterior but wants to have exclusive rights to the hidden Jamie core. They have some tricky twists and turns to tackle to be together and I highly suggest you hop on the ride.
This is a fun low angst romance. I can’t deny I adore having my heart ripped to shreds and put back together again but there are times I crave a smooth ride. Jamie and Tyler provide just enough friction to start a burn, that quickly transforms into a raging fire. I loved their text convos! They kept the story flowing while simultaneously moving their relationship along. They begin a little flirty and soon morph into…more. I loved the secondary cast, each and every one! And the dogs! I was smitten with Tyler’s fur babies and couldn’t get enough of their show stealing moments. I enjoyed the down-to-earth vibes. They may live the celebrity lifestyle but I relished in the simple moments.
It’s easy to love Tyler, everyone does. He’s solid inside and out. He’s a southern boy ingrained with manners and respect. He is an absolute joy. Roxy is just as delightful. Jamie on the other hand is camouflaged, making him harder to see and understand. Thankfully, Tyler is relentless and stubborn in his mission…which is to win Jamie’s heart, trust, and faith. I loved witnessing the unveiling. It was sensual, sweet and steamy. I loved how Tyler loved Jamie…in every shape and form. Jamie is genderfluid and confident in any face as long as it’s not bare. But Tyler demonstrates the beauty of unconditional love regardless of the packaging. And I promise it will melt your heart.
Shades of tea, dishes of snark and a last course that will make your teeth ache. You might want to grab a fan, cuz this baby is H.O.T. And a series? Whaaat? Can’t wait for more!
If you are a fan of digital stars and love your romances with sweet and heat, this is one you don’t want to miss!
TITLE: Contour (Shape of You #1)
AUTHOR: Meg Harding
PUBLISHER: Oceanside Press
LENGTH: 200 pages
RELEASE DATE: January 23, 2018
BUY LINKS: Amazon