Read "Talk Me Down" before reading "Start Me Up" in order to follow Lori Love's part in each story.
Funny, smart, great romance. Highly recommend both books and most anything by Victoria Dahl.
Victoria Dahl writes books with GREAT male leads, but the female leads are more annoying than cute. This book had some pretty hot scenes, and the fact that they were initiated by Quinn, the "studly nerd," made them that much more adorable. But the way that Lori continued to reject any offers of support or genuine emotion from him became tedious. You want to feel like the lead characters appreciate each other and what they have together, but with her I did not get that feeling. So, rather than being a good book, it was "just ok."
If I follow you, it's because I've glanced through your reviews and more than likely found books I've agreed with you on and also found at least one book that the majority loved, and you and I were less than thrilled with. I know I should follow you then for that next read that I will enjoy.
Just as a comparison for your style against mine. If you like Megan Hart's novels, you may like this one, too. I don't care for Megan Hart's either, and, apparently, I don't care for Ms. Dahl's. I wish I did, but I don't. Couldn't even finish this one. But if you like this kind of writing, you may really enjoy it.
Awful, it comes across as a romance novel, but I fear that Victoria Dahl is really a man. This is written like what a man thinks women want and feels is romantic; but it is not romantic at all!!!