He’s a librarian by day and the ideal fake boyfriend by night.When it comes to women, I know what they want. And all day long, I give it to them. Dark, broody, and sexy? You got it. Need to laugh? I’m your guy. Desperate for something to put you in the mood? You’ve come to the right place, kitten.Every morning when my library opens, there’s a line around the block, the ladies flocking to me in … block, the ladies flocking to me in need of their next book boyfriend. I’m that dude. The one who knows his way around the romance section.
And after years of study, my skills don’t stop at the day job. Need a fake boyfriend, fiancé, or friend-with-benefits? I know that plot. I also know to keep my heart off the table, because love is only real between the pages of a book.
So when Parker Elliott needs a temporary fake boyfriend for a reunion, of course I step in. She rocks a mean guitar, she has no idea how sexy she is, and we have something of a history.
Yep. Piece of cake.
Except this time, I’m actually in danger of falling in love.
Stud in the Stacks is 55,000 sexy, hilarious, sometimes embarrassing words, complete with tacos, romance novel love, unicorn parties, and no cheating or cliffhangers.
I always worry when I find a new author that I love their debut book, that I will be let down with their next book. I loved Mr. McHottie, and Stud in the Stacks,as a follow up did not disappoint. Great fun, a lot of laughs, what’s not to like. I cannot wait for the next book, and I hope that Pippa expands her book universe to include Parker’s brothers.
Love the character development.
Made me belly laugh out loud several times.
Couldn’t put the book diem.
I thought Parker was pretty kick-ass in Mr. McHottie, but didn’t realize how totally fabulous she was/is until Stud in the Stacks. Once again, Pippa Grant had me hysterically laughing at the antics that ensue with her cast of characters. This book will have you hooked from page one. The chemistry between Knox and Parker can’t even be hindered by a collection of cock-blocking conditions; mom, nana, cacti, Navy SEALs…anything is possible. The saucy, sassy, feistyness will have you turning the pages and promising yourself, “just one more chapter”. Don’t kid yourself. Get comfy, make sure you’re alone ( otherwise plan on repeatedly explaining why you are laughing so hard), and prepare to be entertained. You might also want some tissues; for the tears from laughing so hard your face hurts, and from the feels….not that I needed them for that of course 😉 I even ended up with some new book suggestions. Thank you, Mr. Romance. I only have one problem with this book…now I’m wanting more about Lila as well as the Elliott brothers (since Zeus and Ares are already planned…yay!). It could be a whole feisty, sarcastic, yummy universe ala Lauren Landish’s Irresistible Bachelors.
Pippa Grant proves she’s no one hit wonder with her follow up to Mister McHottie. While funny, this book never crosses the line into “what the heck just happened” territory. The funny bits are tempered with sweet sexy moments between too good to be true “Mr Romance” Knox Moretti and adorably gawky Parker Elliot. I loved these two, their unexpected childhood connection made their meeting so funny and thrilling, and I love that Parker’s the one with the demanding high-powered job and Knox lives with his grandmother. Adorable!
Pippa Grant has a solid place in my go-to author line up now. Well done!
What do you get when you combine a hot guy who loves romance novels, a workaholic who thinks she is still the awkward dork she was in high school, a crazy (but lovable) nana, and unicorn poop? Apparently, you get rom-com perfection. Pippa Grant has officially gained a new fan, because Stud in the Stacks is Rom-Com at its finest! This book had me truly laughing out loud one minute then tugging on my heart strings the next.
This book embraces the romance genre as a whole while telling an interesting story with characters I really cared about and making me laugh so hard the words turned a little blurry. There isn’t a single thing I would change about it.
Knox and Parker shouldn’t work. In many ways, they are complete opposites. Knox is a ladies man who loves romance novels. Parker is an awkward workaholic who can only attract losers. However, when they find themselves in need of a partner, a fake relationship seems like the perfect solution. Knox, being the romance expert he is, knows where this is headed and how to avoid the mistakes that are normally made during a fake relationship, so they should be able to pull this off with ease, right? Parker needs this to work. If she can’t pull off a business deal at her high school reunion, her job may be on the line. But what happens when the lines of make believe begin to blur?
Did I mention this book is completely hilarious? Parker has a knack for sending texts with the best (or worst) possible autocorrects and getting in over her head with the strangest people. Luckily she pulls it all off with grace and poise…or maybe not. Between her mishaps, Nana’s obsession with some very strange books, and some hilarious side characters, you can’t help but laugh out loud while you are reading this book.
You also get some fantastic reading suggestions from Knox and his expertise on romance novels. Looking for a specific trope? Knox has a suggestion for you. I loved the celebration of romance in this book. Grant takes haters on full force in this book, and I loved every second of it!
If you are looking for a fantastically written story that will draw you in and make you laugh, you have to check this out!
I finished this one with mixed feelings. I absolutely loved Knox from the very beginning, but I never completely warmed up to Parker. Of course, what’s not to love about Knox – he’s witty, fun-loving, sexy, smart, and has a great sense of humor. I also have to say that I completely agree with his assessment of certain books. Parker is awkward and manages to get herself in plenty of messes, but my biggest problem with her is that, for an accomplished woman, her self-esteem is practically non-existent. So, while I loved Knox’s chapters, I struggled a bit with Parker’s. This pair’s romance did grow on me as the story progressed and even though some thing’s were a little over the top, Knox’s wit kept me turning pages and the laughs kept things light and fun.
Parker Elliot is in a pickle and not in a good way. But she’s got a plan and she’s not gonna let anyone stand in her way.
Knox Moretti is more that just a pretty face, he’s the whole package. He’s fine with the single life, settling down isn’t even on his radar. But the proposition he just received from Parker is about to turn his world upside in ways he never expected.
What started out as two friends helping each other out quickly starts to change the more they spend together. Can they find a way to get pack their history and age difference to build a solid relationship for the long haul? Or will they go their separate ways when their original deal ends?
Stud in the Stacks is a fun, saucy, enchanting read that will captivate the reader from the begging until the exciting end.
The dynamic between Parker and Knox sizzles right from the start and only continues to grow as the story progresses. I love how they get each other and help each other through the good and the bad.
Knox may be younger, but he’s years old in experience than Parker and helps her bring out her sensual side. Parker helps Knox become a more than just Mr. Romance.
I loved every salacious, mouthwatering, hilarious moment of Stud in the Stacks. The storyline was fun and exciting, the characters well developed and intriguing, and the passion was hot, hot, hot.
If you love a well-read hero that will knock your socks off, a strong-willed heroine that speaks her mind, and romance that makes your panties melt, then I highly recommend you pick Stud in the Stacks today. Knox will show you a good time and leave you well satisfied.
OMG!!! I loved this book, I was laughing so much I had tears in my eyes. Knox Moretti and Parker Elliot made such a great match.
Parker Elliot isn’t your typical sexy, sassy female either, at least not to start with, and definitely not in her eyes. We first met Parker in Mr. McHottie, she was the quiet friend of Sia and also the bass guitarist of the band the played in.
She also used to babysit Knox when she was in high school and now she needs his help. Older, doesn’t necessarily mean wiser, it certainly doesn’t in Parker’s case.
In fact she’s terribly shy when it comes to men. She has a ton of insecurities and issues from being a geeky teenager who was badly bullied in high school. She wasn’t alone in that respect and in one instance she and a Randy Pickle, a friend from her nerdy group made a joint mistake and were mentally tortured even more for it. All this left a lasting image of herself in Parker’s eyes. She never saw herself as the world did and even though she’s a grown woman with a fantastic high paying job, at Crunchy, the company Sia’s boyfriend Chase owns.
Knox Moretti isn’t your typical alpha male either, in fact he’s the antithesis of one. He’s a librarian and a well loved one at that. Admittedly his fans are mostly women and his boss uses this to accuse him of being a player and dating women who use the library.
He’s a man who loves his family, his job and… he reads romance novels. He also wasn’t a workaholic like Parker, or his own dad. He and his brother Troy lost their father when Knox was ten, it left a lasting impression on him and he doesn’t ever want to be like that.
Knox is also a blogger known as Mr. Romance and has a secret from his past.
When Parker’s boss, Chase needs her to acquire a big account she knows she’s in trouble. Randy, her ex used to be as much of a geek as Parker was, but now he owns the organic hops company that Chase wants and he’s nearly as wealthy as her boss and has no intention of talking to Parker ever again.
Plus he’s married…
To a supermodel.
The only chance she’ll have of cornering her elusive ex is at her high school reunion but she can’t show up alone as the sad and lonely loser she used to be. She has to make an impression and needs a sexy, hot as hell fake boyfriend to do so. But, Parker’s never had a decent relationship and wouldn’t know a great guy if one jumped up and bit her.
Sand that’s where Knox comes in.
This is where Knox comes in.
When she hears Mr Romance is going to be doing a charity auction, she decides he’s the perfect man for the job. She wants to go to the reunion on the arm of Mr. Romance. So she asks Knox for his help. Knox is in a quandary of his own at work and agrees, on one condition.
Quid pro quo.
What started as a simple you scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours soon morphs into friendship and then heats up as they become friends with benefits.
But, as they get closer, Parker insecuries plague her more and more and Knox fights an uphill struggle to reassure her that she’s definitely not the geeky girl she once was.
Knox was a sexy, hot and fun-filled character with a lot of depth and a huge heart. He loved his family, his job and his blog. He wasn’t looking for miss right, but when Parker re-entered his life, he knew almost from the start that she was different and that he’d do anything to keep her.
Parker was really a bit of an enigma. On the one hand she was the strong independent VP of Crunchy and rocked it when she played in the band she has with Sia, Willow and Eloise, but on the other hand, in her own words.
“…I’m awkward as a sheltered teenager.”
She finds it hard to be the sexy diva that Knox sees when he looks at her, whereas Knox was just everything you look for in a book boyfriend. He’s sweet, oh so charming, sexy and hot in and out of the ‘stack!!’ lol. His banter was something else and he could take care of himself too.
He wasn’t looking for miss right either, but when Parker re-entered his life, he knew almost from the start that she was different and that he’d do anything to keep her.
Will she let him or will she be left on the shelf once again.
Sia and Chase drop into the story occasionally, as do Zeus and Ares, Sia brothers for Mr. McHottie. They were just as funny as before and we got to meet Parker’s four brothers too, and boy, what a bunch of guys they turned out to be. I can’t wait to read all their stories too. Ya hear me, PIPPA??? We want the stories. All the stories.
There is nothing wrong with a man who isn’t afraid to admit he loves a good romance novel and there is definitely nothing wrong with Knox Moretti This book was a little different from the first book I read by this author (Mister McHottie). It wasn’t as hilarious (I don’t think you can really beat the Berger siblings and their craziness) but it did have a unique strength of it’s own. Parker let the way she was bullied and treated in high school affect her adult life. It affected her relationships, her job, and her future plans. It wasn’t until she met Knox that she learns how strong and confident she really is. Knox is a true romantic willing to play the hero whenever he can. This time around his need to be the hero ends up with more than the normal satisfaction; it ends with two people in love. loved these two. They were so perfect for each other. I even loved their unique connection, it just added to the story! And I have to say Parker’s brothers were a riot. They were so overprotective but wonderful at the same time. I wouldn’t mind getting their stories so day! Another great story! I’m looking forward to reading more by this author.
Genre: ROmance – Comedy, Fake Fiance, Auction
Stand Alone: Yes
Part of a Series: I don’t think so. The female lead is a friend from Mr. McHottie and her other/upcoming books contain different secondary characters. But nowhere do I see a series name.
POV: Parker and Knox
Steam Level: Quite Warm
Have you ever read a story that makes you laugh so hard you can’t breathe? That was me with a few scenes in Stud in the Stacks. Other parts I snort laughed. It was a great combination of cheese (so many eye-rolls), steam (hello sexiness) and humor (see above). This story was fun and definitely a great escape. Nana is awesome and the over-protective brothers are a riot. I can see many books to come with this great cast of characters.
I received an advanced copy of this book from free from the author. This is my honest and voluntary review.