E-Galley Review: Hot Pickle by J.J. Knight

Posted September 1, 2020 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 0 Comments

I received this book for free from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

E-Galley Review:  Hot Pickle by J.J. KnightHot Pickle by J.J. Knight
on August 31, 2020
Genres: Adult Romantic Comedy
Pages: 300
Source: Xpresso Book Tours
Format: E-galley
My Rating: three-half-stars
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I’m rock hard.
No, not like that.
When that happens, you won’t need me to tell you.

I’m a competitive bodybuilder, ready for my very first contest. And winning requires more than killer workouts and stage presence.

It’s all about the tan.

My training partner Franklin uses the best in the business — Camryn Schultz. She understands the career killer of a badly placed white spot.

She’s also his sister.

So when the craptastic tan I’m given for my first competition requires an emergency patch, Franklin knows exactly who to call.

The thing is, when Camryn’s hands hit my skin, more than a few muscles spring to life.

I’m about to head on stage in the tiniest Speedo imaginable and parts of me no longer fit.

What I need to do for my friendship and my future on the circuit is to walk away.

But when my best friend’s sister has her hands on my hard body, there’s no way this Pickle is going to get anything but hot.
Hot Pickle is a 300-page standalone romantic comedy about workout junkies, bodybuilding gods, and the couple who sprays together, stays together.

My Review:

So, I loved the first book in this series, Big Pickle, so I was very excited for this one. Unfortunately this one just didn’t work as well for me. The books was really so much about tanning and tanning and tanning and tanning. Yeah, I get that it’s a big part of bodybuilding, and that it was one of the character’s jobs to do the tanning and the other one was a bodybuilder, but it just got really old for me after a while. It’s not that this wasn’t still a good story, I mean I loved the characters, and loved the Pickle family glimpses we got. But overall I was just a little bit disappointed with this one. I’m still very eager to read more about the other brother in his book, but this will just not be my favorite. And on a sidenote, I really don’t care for the guy on the cover of this one either. I like the paperback cover so much better:

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