Bottoms Up is an erotic romance novel with heavy emphasis on the erotic part. This tale by Kate Deveaux is about a woman called Lexi, who’s having a really bad time of it. Dealing with grief, she’s also lost her home and her job, and isn’t sure how things can get any worse. Wanting to drown her sorrows, she heads into nearby bar Bottoms Up for some liquid comfort. Things start to look up for her then, as sexy barman Justin has a special talent for picking just the right cocktail for people.
The two hit it off over some saucily-named cocktails, and soon Lexi finds herself unable to resist returning to the bar, where the sudden absence of a waitress leaves a job opening. Lexi’s financial and sex life both seem to be rapidly on the rise as, cocktail by cocktail, Justin mends her broken heart.
This is a very sexy read. Because of the way it’s been structured (I don’t want to say too much and give the game away), it lends itself to lots of very hot sex, without it feeling like it’s been shoehorned in. It’s all part of the story. That being said, there is still lots going on in this novel besides the sex, and the result is a very hot, very satisfying read, and one I’d recommend to erotic romance fans.