The Trouble With Sexy by Codi Gary with Excerpt and Giveaway

Welcome to my review and excerpt for The Trouble With Sexy by Codi Gary. Please be sure to check out the other tour stops, and don’t forget to enter the tour-wide giveaway where you could be one of Two Winners will receive a Rock Canyon Series Digital Book Bundle, including: THINGS GOOD GIRLS DON’T DO, GOOD GIRL’S DON’T DATE ROCKSTARS  and  BAD GIRLS DON’T MARRY MARINES .

The Trouble With Sexy

A sparkling little novella leaving me with few complaints but still wanting more. Codi Gary brings a friends to lovers story to light, as Ryan sheds her old image to grab the attention of her boss Gregg.

Ryan never thought of herself as sexy: she’s hidden her light behind conservative clothes and an introverted approach to the world, but this isn’t who she is. Bold, thoughtful, opinionated and far feistier than her appearance would indicate, her last-ditch effort to impress Gregg by shedding her buttoned-down look is the premise for this story. While her change of image is started for one reason, Ryan takes on the questions this change brings forward, using the opportunities to embrace her ‘real’ self, gaining in confidence and voice.

Gregg is sexy, but like most men in that ‘friendship’ role with a woman, he is utterly unable to process this newer more confident, confrontational and ‘just where did the comfortable Ryan run off to’ person that is facing him mow.  Not at all a bad guy, he’s just occasionally clueless, but this change has him utterly confused, but intrigued.  His old friend Ryan was great as she was: reliable, easygoing and willing to take his guidance. This one is more willing to challenge him, with a temper and a stubbornness he never saw before.  It’s cute to see him learn to adjust his impressions of who Ryan is, and understand that the new image is part of her growing up. He is getting a chance to really know Ryan, and it’s one that has him determined to pay attention this time.

A wonderful little story about relationship and personal growth that is the perfect read to put a smile on your face. Originally part of an anthology and now a singular release, this would be a great lunch-break read over a day or two, sure to make you laugh and smile.

The Trouble With Sexy by Codi Gary with Excerpt and Giveaway

Title: The Trouble With Sexy
Author: Codi Gary
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published by: Avon
Published on: 10 February 2015
Source: Publisher Via Edelweiss
Pages: 96
Rated: three-stars
Heat: One FlameOne Flame

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Fact: Ryan Ashton has never been the hottest girl in the room. 

Prim and proper doesn't really lend itself to sexy, but Ryan's okay with that. She's come to terms with her perpetual single status. Or at least she would have, if it weren't for her deliciously gorgeous boss.

Fact: Gregg Phillips is sex on a stick. 

And Ryan knows that if she wants him to sit up and take notice of her, she's gotta take a chance … and ditch the frumpy librarian look she's been rocking for way too long. It's gonna take a whole new wardrobe and the help of the local sex kitten to make it happen, but Ryan's up for it. After all, true love is worth the trouble—and that's a fact.

Previously appeared in the anthology Kiss Me.

A copy of this title was provided via Publisher Via Edelweiss for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.

Tasty Excerpt


Gregg wanted to growl at her in frustration. He’d told Mrs. Andrews when she made the appointment that it was $125 for him to come out for an hour and snap around a hundred photos. The package she’d picked included twenty prints and the CD. The prints were included, so even if she didn’t want them, it didn’t lower the price.

“Like I explained on the phone Mrs. Andrews, the prints are free with the package you chose. If you chose not to take them, that’s up to you.” He tried to stay friendly even though she made him crazy. He knew his photo packages were reasonable compared to some photographers. Plus he normally threw in a little something extra like a framed eight-by-ten, but right now Mrs. Andrews wasn’t exactly on his favorite customer list.



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About Codi Gary

An obsessive bookworm, CODI GARY likes to write sexy small-town contemporary romances with humor, grand gestures, and blush-worthy moments. When she’s not writing, she can be found reading her favorite authors, squealing over her must-watch shows, and playing with her children. She lives in Idaho with her family.

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