Vibrizzio by Nicki Elson
Published by: Swoon Romance
Publication date: April 21st 2015
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
** ARC was giving by author in exchange for an honest review **
Lyssa Bates doesn’t need a man. Not when the world is fully-stocked with double A batteries and a wide array of options in Amazon’s health and sexual wellness category. After yet another failed relationship, the twenty-six-year-old investment analyst is convinced that real guys aren’t ever going to live up to her expectations—so why should she bother with them? She’s determined to keep her dating life purely electronic…though she occasionally fantasizes about Hayden King, the delicious new associate she just got partnered with at work.
While Lyssa manages her romantic risks by deleting men from of the equation, the ever-charming Hayden protects his heart by diversifying his love life across multiple women. As the two young professionals travel together around the country for business, their flirty working relationship develops into a close friendship that hurtles toward something more. Between hot tub confessions in Baltimore, an accidental kiss in Dallas, and an all-nighter in Chicago, Hayden proves himself to be better than any fantasy.
I really enjoyed this book. It was the first book by Nicki Elson I’ve read and it was exactly what I needed after reading some heavy topic books. Vibrizzio was light hearted, funny, and very sexy. I was lost in the story from the first chapter.
This is the story of a beautiful successful young woman named Lyssa, and her trials and tribulations in the world of relationships. After a break up with her recent boyfriend who gives her an ultimatum she can’t believe, she decides she is done with men all together. Plus who needs a man when she has her tride and true vibrator aka virbrizzio (he’s Italian). Well that’s what she thinks until she meets the charming and Oh so sexy Hayden, her new business partner.
As Lyssa and Hayden travel the country and get to know each other they form a friendship that comes easy and natural …Oh and loaded with sexual chemistry that could melt a nun’s panties off. Hayden, helps Lyssa realize that while her BOB can deliver orgasm after orgasm (when fully charged) he can’t keep you warm at night, or kiss the pants off you like a hot blooded man can.
I really enjoyed watching Hayden and Lyssa’s relationship grow and flourish into the strong dynamic connection and bond they formed by the end. They went through their up’s and downs, and misunderstanding that every couple faces while paving the way into a new relationship. However, at the end of it all the risk is always worth the reward when you have Hayden to warm your bed.
Writing wasn’t something Nicki set out to do; it just sort of happened when she realized writing reports was by far her favorite part of her investment consulting position. She traded stock allocation and diversification for story arcs and dialogue and now weaves her creative writing time in with the other activities of her busy life with her family in the Chicago suburbs.
Nicki writes with two goals in mind: #1 to keep the characters realistic, even when their circumstances are anything but, and #2 to make the reader feel. Watch for her new title Vibrizzio, coming in 2015 from Swoon Romance. Her published works include Three Daves, a light-hearted romantic romp through a 1980s college campus, Divine Temptation, a romantic novel of angelic proportions, and Hans & Greta: a Twisted Fairy Tale Novella. Her published short stories include “Sway” (available as a single), “I Don’t Do Valentine’s Day” (part of A Valentine Anthology), and “Impressionism 101” (included in the debut issue of Insatiable: The Magazine of Paranormal Desire.