Friday, September 4, 2020

Book Blitz for D*mn Near Perfect by Nancy Fraser (Review & GIVEAWAY).....

A relationship between an older woman and a younger man sparks to life as next door neighbors give into the casual connection that's clearly becoming stronger.  Keep reading to get a tempting taste of D*mn Near Perfect by Nancy Fraser, along with getting my impressions of it, then learn even more about it by visiting the other sites hosting this tour.  In honor of this first installment in the Cougars & Cubs series make sure to fill out the form below for the chance to win a $15 bookstore GC too!

Beth Andrews has given up on ever finding a happily-ever-after. Still smarting from a bitter divorce, she’s decided the only thing she truly needs is sex.
Unfortunately, wanting sex and actually finding it are two very different things.
Jonathan Tucker is perfectly satisfied with his bachelor lifestyle. He has a wonderful career, a kick-ass new condo, and any woman he wants. As often as he wants. At twenty-seven, he’s convinced he’s living life exactly as it should be.
Will the older, albeit sexy, ad executive and the handsome, talented artist both find there’s more to life than what they have now? Or, will they be satisfied with what the both claim to want—d*mn near perfect sex!


Beth couldn’t sit still. Not only was she on edge about a new client, but her lack of physical contact was really starting to get on her nerves. This had to be a sign of middle age or, heaven help her, menopause because all she could think about was sex. Or, her lack thereof.
What didn’t make sense was this sudden awareness, the realization that she missed sex. Her marriage had never been overly active in that regard. So, why now?
She blamed it on the guy who lived above her. He was like a rabbit in heat and in bad need of an oil can for his bed springs. If she closed her eyes, she could imagine him going at his conquest for the night scream with delight.
“Are you ready to go?” Maddie, a close friend from Tuesday yoga class, drew Beth from her salacious thoughts.
“Yes,” she responded. “More ready than I’ve ever been."
“They say this new club is fan-dam-tastic.” Maddie stopped at the door to Beth’s office and took one last glimpse in the oval mirror on the wall, fluffing her naturally curly blonde hair and pursing her bright red lips together in a half-pout.
Beth stopped, as Maddie had, and shot a grimace in the general direction of her rather subdued appearance. “I hope so, Mads. I really need a night of fun."
“True ‘nuff, girlfriend, true ‘nuff.”



As a fan of older woman/younger man romances I was immediately drawn to this sizzling short story and found it a nice bit of afternoon escapism.  The story itself is pretty standard, but the characters were likable with a connection that had me rooting for them every step of the way.

At the start of the story Beth Andrews is still dealing with being a divorcee, traversing the world of singledom, spending time with a slew of men who are clearly unworthy of her.  She’s a strong-willed woman who knows what she wants after all and doesn’t hesitate to discuss her needs out loud throughout the story.  She’s not willing to settle anymore though once she hears the sounds coming from her upstairs neighbor.  It’s an instant connection between her and Jonathon the moment their eyes meet and from that moment on they grow closer...despite the odds against them.  Jonathon Tucker’s a likable hero, sweet and sexy, a young man who’s quite comfortable with his life.  He says and does exactly what you want your book boyfriend to do though which made me fall for him quickly.  He too shows no shame when it comes to bed sport and it was a sexy foundation to build his relationship with Beth on.  I thoroughly enjoyed their compatibility, which made for some very scorching moments, but would’ve loved to see more substance between them as the story progressed.  Despite that small quibble there’s still much to recommend this story.

Being a short story meant this was a quick read with not a lot of angst occurring.  It was a straightforward read with an instant attraction between the main couple that allowed readers to jump right into the action...and it was some sizzling action indeed!  Readers will be left fanning themselves, as well as blushing a time or two, while reading this story full of erotically-charged interludes.  With this as the first installment in a new series I hope to see more of this couple, get to see more of them being a couple out in the world in the future and recommend this to all those needing a bit of an afternoon pick-me-up.

My rating for this is a B+

*I got this book from the author for review in exchange for my honest opinion.


NANCY FRASER—Jumping Across Romance Genres with Gleeful Abandon—is an Amazon Top 100 and Award-Winning author who can’t seem to decide which romance genre suits her best. So, she writes them all.
Like most authors, Nancy began writing at an early age, usually on the walls and with crayons or, heaven forbid, permanent markers. Her love of writing often made her the English teacher’s pet which, of course, resulted in a whole lot of teasing. Still, it was worth it.
Published in multiple genres, Nancy currently writes for four publishers. She has published over thirty books in full-length, novella, and short format.
When not writing (which is almost never), Nancy dotes on her five wonderful grandchildren and looks forward to traveling and reading when time permits. Nancy lives in Atlantic Canada where she enjoys the relaxed pace and colorful people.


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  1. Thank you for hosting this stop on my tour and for the lovely review. I'll be checking back throughout the day for comments/questions.

  2. Grrr! This cougar can certainly appreciate Damn Near Perfect. Beth is a woman after my own heart.

  3. Thanks for taking time to share your book with us and it's always a pleasure in our family to learn about a new one.

  4. Happy Labor Day weekend! Congrats on this nice review, Nancy. Do you have any specific reading or writing plans for the long holiday weekend?

  5. "He was like a rabbit in heat and in bad need of an oil can for his bed springs." This sentence alone is enough to make me run to get this book. LOL!!!!