Dr. Bastian Talbot and self-proclaimed sex goddess Charlie Pierce heat up the air waves with their flirty banter as radio hosts Dr. Hot and the Honeypot. Off the air, they’re best friends…but Bastian wants to be so much more. He wants Charlie—in bed, and forever.
Problem is, Charlie doesn’t do commitment. Sure, she’s had X-rated fantasies of Bastian, but he was always just a friend—until he impulsively proposes and unleashes the lust they’ve been denying for years. Charlie’s willing to explore where their wild chemistry leads, but she won’t marry him. And he won’t have sex with her until she accepts his proposal, despite her seductive schemes.
Bastian and Charlie have been best friends for years. They have relied on each other through some hard times and they share a late night talk show at the radio station Charlie works at. They practically live together whether it’s at her apartment or his house. Charlie is happy with the way things are going and isn’t prepared for the loop Bastian throws her. Can she learn to open her heart and let Bastian in?
When Bastian isn’t on the air, he can be found working shifts in the ER. He is tired of the hours he has to work and the hassles he has to deal with. His ER days are numbered because he will be joining a group of doctors at an Urgent Care facility in the next few weeks.
Charlie has a bad track record with men and she blames it on her past. She never had a stable childhood and they moved around a lot. Bastian is her first true friend and she is afraid that things will change between them if she decides she doesn’t want to marry him. You see Charlie’s opinion of herself start to change. She starts to believe that Bastian wants her for more than sex, unlike most men in her past.
Charlie and Bastian are the best of friends. They talk about everything and have no secrets from each other, at least that’s what Charlie thought. I love the fact that their relationship is built on years of ups and downs. It makes them very solid as a couple because they have gone through so much together.
It was so much fun to watch as the wager (Wed or Bed) between Bastian and Charlie unfold. I couldn’t wait to see what stunt would be pulled next and who was going to win at the end. I felt so sorry for Bastian, some of the things Charlie did to him were so wrong. The surprise that Bastian came up with for her birthday was so sweet and if she wasn’t so scared, I think she would’ve told him yes that night.
I believe that Inez Kelley has hit another home run with this book. It is a sexy read that also contains humor and love. There are some really emotional scenes between Bastian and Charlie but also with Bastian and his brother Caz.
Inez Kelley has given me a pdf copy of Turn it Up to give away. Just leave a comment on this post and answer the question below. A winner will be chosen next Saturday, August 27th and posted on the blog.
I loved this book because it evoked so many emotions while reading it. What are some books that you have read that stuck with you? Were you surprised by the reaction you had to the book?