Series: Just for Him #3
Publisher : Nixon House
Genre : Adult | Romance
Page Count: 231
Synopsis : This soccer star is determined to win… his woman’s heart.
For millionaire footballer Nikolas Christou, one look is all it takes. The minute he sees Aria Granger, he’s a goner. Playboy Nik knows lust—intimately—but his need for Aria goes far beyond that. Of course, the plus-sized beauty isn’t interested in romance… but Nik isn’t interested in giving up.
Aria Granger has sworn off relationships for her own good. After all, her ex nearly murdered her best friend, so clearly her taste is questionable. When charming, gorgeous Nik bounds into her life, Aria can’t decide if he’s as innocent as he seems… or if her bullsh*t-ometer is broken.
The super-sweet sports star claims he needs a fake girlfriend to protect him from ‘misunderstandings’. And Aria, with her tattoos, piercings and dangerous scowl, fits the bill. But there’s no way a guy as handsome as Nik can be that bad at handling relationships. Can he? (From Goodreads)
*I was sent an eArc of this book in exchange of an honest review*
CW: Mention of kidnapping, drug use, explicit sex scenes, biphobia (challenged)
This blog has turned into a Talia Hibbert stan account and I HAVE NO REGRETS! With each and every book of hers I read, I’m just made more sure that she’s one of the greatest romance authors out there, who actually knows what she’s doing and how to write healthy and yet exciting relationships. This one takes the cake though, Sweet on the Greek is easily my favourite book of hers I’ve read so far and one of my favourite romance books in general. PLEASE READ IT IF YOU LIKE ROMANCE!!!
This is actually the third book in a series, but as per ME fashion, I have not read any of the previous books before reading this one (by the time I’m writing the review, I’ve read the first book). The writing is Talia’s writing is Talia’s writing. Meaning that it’s amazing, equally soft and sweet and hot and dirty. Like I said in all my reviews for her previous books, I have ran out of praise for it, but yes, it’s great, wonderful, iconic and you should read all her books.
First up, we have Aria, a serial lover, she jumps from one relationship into another but after a traumatic experience she has (happens in book 1) she’s traumatized, doesn’t trust men OR herself and swears off dating, eventhough, you know, she loves love and has a lot of it to give. That quote up there is about her and she’s just such a genuinely loving person, she’s overflowing with love and gives it out so easily, the people she gives it to though aren’t the greatest. She’s tough but also vulnerable. She’s confident, honest and hilarious, she’s also pierced and heavily tattooed and I’m absolutely in love with her.
Then, Nik. He’s a huge dorky dumbass who sometimes did the right things for the wrong reasons or the wrong things from the right reason but who is at the end of the day, a sweet softy who also happens to be hella sexy and cocky. I like to think of him as a gentleman with a filthy brain. Nik has never had a serious relationship but lots and lots of flings, that being said, he’s actually a hopeless romantic who daydreams about his own happily ever after. ALSO, I almost forgot to mention that he’s bisexual, and greek, and bisexual. He calls Aria greek pet names and I kind of melt a little inside.
Then they meet, girl who knows a lot about relationships but has sworn off them, guy who has never had a relationship but really wants one now (with her), immediate attraction happens, fake dating also happens when he needs someone to ward off attention, and the rest is history. I’ve rooted for them more than I’ve rooted for any couple in my life, they were just so meant to be, their chemistry is undeniable, their banter equally teasing and hilarious, that I found myself either grinning or giggling through 90% of the book. They’ve had so many soft and heartwarming moments that gave me all the heart eyes. But they also had very VERY smutty moments, there is one scene specifically that is engraved in my brain because of how good it was.
I also loved all the friendships in this one, Nik’s friends of course, but also Aria’s, especially Jen and Theo and how protective they are of her because she’s just THAT PRECIOUS. Aria must be protected at all cost and I’m glad she has Nik to treasure her. And now I want to reread it *cries*.
That’s it until next time.
Did you read Sweet on the Greek? If so, what did you think?
Hope you enjoyed, write to you soon.