ARC Review: Sex, Not Love by Vi Keeland

Title: Sex, Not Love
Author: Vi Keeland
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Type: Standalone
POV: First Person – Dual
Expected Publication: January 15, 2018


From #1 New York Times Bestseller Vi Keeland, comes a new, sexy standalone novel.

My relationship with Hunter Delucia started backwards.

We met at a wedding—him sitting on the groom’s side, me sitting on the bride’s. Stealing glances at each other throughout the night, there was no denying an intense, mutual attraction.

I caught the bouquet; he caught the garter. Hunter held me tightly while we danced and suggested we explore the chemistry sparking between us. His blunt, dirty mouth should’ve turned me off. But for some crazy reason, it had the opposite effect on me.

We ended up back in my hotel room. The next morning, I headed home to New York leaving him behind in California with the wrong number.

I thought about him often, but after my last relationship, I’d sworn off of charming, cocky, gorgeous-as-sin men. A year later, Hunter and I met again at the birth of our friends’ baby. Our attraction hadn’t dulled one bit. After a whirlwind trip, he demanded a real phone number this time. So I left him with my mother’s—she could scare away any man with her talks of babies and marriage—and flew back home.

I’d thought it was funny, until the following week when he rang the bell at Mom’s house for Sunday night dinner. The crazy, gorgeous man had won over my mother and taken an eight-week assignment in my city. He proposed we spend that time screwing each other out of our systems.

Eight weeks of mind-blowing sex with no strings attached? What did I have to lose?

Nothing, I thought.
It’s just sex, not love.
But you know what they say about the best laid plans…


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Natalia Rossi and Hunter Delucia first met at a wedding of their mutual friends. While both had carnal needs, neither of them wanted anything more than that. But as their short time together quickly coming to an end, things became something more, however secrets from the past could potentially derailed what had been built.

I have read Vi Keeland’s books before but they are collaboration works. This was my first of her solo book and I enjoyed it.

“Okay… and we’d spend time together outside of the bedroom, too?”
“Of course. I’ll always make sure you eat before I eat you.”

Hunter was unapologetically sexy and I find that appealing. He got dirty mouth that he could back up with the act.

Today I finally realized why I’d felt that way—because there was someone better out there who was exactly right for me. The only problem was, that someone had just walked out my door, taking the last of my hope with him.

Natalia wanted to take what she desired but her past made her doubted her decisions. She was loyal to her friends and selfless to the people she cared about.

I do like the premise of fuck buddy who turned out to be more, but for such story I do wish there’s a little bit more of sexy scenes lol! I like how a secondary character was a factor in their relationship but didn’t become the main issue.

Sex, Not Love is a story about a couple exploring the possibilities. It would appeal to readers who like sexy friends (with benefit) to lover story.


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