Review: Not Just a Fling by Christie Butler

Not Just a Fling by Christie Butler
Release Date:  May 5, 2013
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave Publishing
Pages: 81
Source: book provided by the publisher for review

Charlotte Brody is on a mission. After a streak of bad relationships, she’s sworn off men. At least temporarily. A vacation in paradise is just the thing she needs to get her head straight. What she doesn’t need is to meet a hot, sexy hunk dooming her to failure before she even gets started.

But it’s vacation, right? She doesn’t have to fall in love with the guy. Maybe they can just have a little fun together. The ocean, sun, margaritas and lots of hot, sweaty sex. Under the stars, under the table—anywhere and everywhere.

Kyle Eastman is in Cabo to escape the pain of his tragic past. He’s not in paradise to fall in love, but if it happens, he’s finally ready for it. In Charlotte, he sees everything he’s been looking for in a woman. And he can’t get enough of her silky skin, her beautiful mouth, her long, long legs… Now he needs to convince her to give them a chance, because he wants more than just a fling.


Review: The book started off a bit choppy but as I continued I was engaged and couldn’t stop reading until I finished. I chose this book to read as it seemed a light, hot, sexy contemporary romance. I have never read any of the author’s writing and after reading this short novel, I would read more. Christie Butler did not disappoint me as I really enjoyed this short novel and created some emotion in me especially the ending.

Not Just a Fling was well written, had a plot, and also contained lots of romance and sex! This short novel also contained a story line that made me want to finish and see if Charlotte and Kyle move beyond their vacation and continue their fling. As the name states, it was apparent to me that this couple was full of attraction as chemistry, enough that made me dream of my own vacation fling! I found the story line of the couple being conflicted of what each other wanted, was the right way of placing in an contemporary erotica, as with other erotica’s I find there are no story curve so I rarely read them. With reading Not Just a Fling, I found Christie put me right into the setting and the plot so I had a back story of the characters and I was not confused of the plot. Reading the first page, I knew the reasons Charlotte was on vacation, however I really enjoyed the hidden part of Kyle’s story and did not really get to know him until the middle part.

One thing I would like to see is the author making this novel into a erotica series, about maybe some of Charlotte’s coworkers or even or Kyle’s as I enjoyed getting to know the inside of their head. They were very likeable and I would recommend others try this one if they need a steamy quick fix!


colantha sig