Review by Lily Harlem
As always I was thrilled to see a new Sommer Marsden book hit the shelves. I quickly grabbed a copy and settled down for what I knew would be a great read.
I wasn’t disappointed. Ms Marsden’s fresh voice made Poster Boy for Average flow with a sexy sweetness that kept me turning the pages. The hero, Mike, was anything but average yet at the same time he was so very real. Mike is a single dad, struggling with needing to rush to the hospital at the drop of a hat for his sick son, Chuck. He was also a bit of a prat in the first stages of his relationship with Aubrey, again adding to his realness and I liked that. It was good to see how both Aubrey and him handled the situation and it created layers to their romance.
And I really did like Aubrey. Again, real and likeable, she’d be a great gal to have as your friend. I adored her sudden lusty thoughts about her sexy new neighbor and how her feelings grew – a heady mix of passion, reservation and frustration. It made it all the better when they did get it together because they’d been simmering for each other and finally got to come to the boil.
And phew, boil they did. The sex scenes are hot, and made hotter because I felt I knew the characters so well. Real fly on the wall stuff, as a reader you’re in the bedroom, finding out about delicious Mike’s impressive skills between the sheets.
Although it’s a relationship based plot there are nice extra details that keep Poster Boy for Average ticking along. The secondary characters are great and add depth to the decisions and feelings of the leads, and Aubrey’s job as a photographer lends itself to some wonderful moments with some wonderful hotties in the latter stages of the book.
All in all, if you’re looking for a well written, sweet, sexy romance about real people I think Poster Boy for Average will hit the spot!