Author: Cara Lockwood
Published: July 15th 2014
Source: Copy given by author for honest review
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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Every girl has a goody drawer.
Sex toy party hostess Liv Tanaka has a collection. Vibrating purple rabbits, cherry-flavored edible underwear, flavored oils… Hey, wearing a leather corset and stilettos (while selling dildos) pays the bills. Just don't tell her very conservative parents. Because if they discovered Liv's sex-toy-selling "Asian Elvira" alter ego, her parents would disown her.
So far, Liv's doing a bang-up job of keeping her two worlds separate…until Porter Benjamin shows up at her party. Tall and too-tasty-to-resist Porter, who works for her father. Porter, who wants Liv to host a party just for him.
And oh, she's tempted. But getting involved with Porter means mixing those two worlds that Liv desperately needs to keep separate. And now Liv's Naughty Toybox is starting to look a lot like Pandora's box….
I like quick cute romances, and this one was absolutely one of them. What's great about the Cosmo Red-Hot Reads is that there's the romance, and then there's the strong-willed woman. This book had it all!
Porter and Liv have amazing chemistry. I love how Liv is so empowered to be herself despite what her parents expect of her. Of course, she's terrified of what they would think if they knew anything about her life, her REAL life. I really liked how they brought culture and family into the story, how it can get tangled up and how it can blossom into understanding. Also? Porter can text me anytime... *swoons*
Boys and Toys was a super engaging story. I thought having a heroine with a different kind of upbringing and background was awesome. I look forward to checking out more by Cara Lockwood in the future!