Friday, November 18, 2016

Blog Tour Review & Giveaway:I've Seen You Naked And Didn't Laugh by Eden Butler

 I’ve Seen You Naked and Didn’t Laugh: A Geeky Love Story
Author: Eden Butler
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: November 15, 2016
Tour Hosted by: LitStack

Raine Quinn was a huge disappointment to her haters.
She wasn’t supposed to make it out of Waco, TX.
She wasn’t supposed to land even one acting job. And she sure as hell wasn’t supposed to fall in love with her best friend.

Will Callahan liked to call himself the younger, hotter Shatner, minus the ham acting and distracting toupee. He loved everything comics, he loved playing the hero of the beloved, defunct space western, AURA and he loved his best damn friend, Raine Quinn.
Raine and Will shot up the Hollyweird ranks together. They became stars, Geek legends and over the years, family. But one night, with the meddling of their dearly departed friend, too many shots and too much time reminiscing, Raine and Will cross a line…and it’s one they can’t jump back over.

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What I thought about
I've Seen You Naked and Didn't Laugh

I was very excited to see this RomCom come across my email for review.  I'm a huge fan of Eden Butler and I was definitely in the mood for something more light hearted.

Raine and Will are best friends who take it to a new level one night when they are both drunk.  When the light of the next day has Raine questioning Will's reaction to it all and Will not remembering what happened, she decides she's going to play dumb and not muddy their friendship with a night in the sack. That would all work out okay, except Raine has some feelings for Will that go beyond friendship and her heart may be a little cracked because of Will's loss of memory. 

This is really a story about friends -- good and bad, and what happens when that friendship-love turns into something more romantic. It's also about friends that aren't really that -- and we've all had those too, the backstabbers that make you question everything about friendship. 

The story is set in the present time and uses quite a few flashbacks to fill in the pieces of the story.  There were times I was a bit frustrated with this method of storytelling, but it did keep the romantic tension throbbing from start to finish.  

I was thrilled to read what I have come to recognize as my favorite aspect of Eden Butler's writing.  Her signature scene, if you will. In this book it comes in a heart-to-heart scene between Raine and her mother.The dialogue is crisp and emotional and I just loved it. 

 I found myself invested enough in these characters to care whether they could find their way back to each other and I loved the contemporary sign-posts in this story. The supporting characters added a lot to the story too, and it's perfectly sized for a quick read. 

While I thought there was more "rom" than "com" in this story, I do recommend it for readers of contemporary romance looking for a fresh friends to lovers story.

ARC provided for review. 

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About the Author
Eden Butler

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Eden Butler is an editor and writer of Mystery, Suspense and Contemporary Romance novels and the nine-times great-granddaughter of an honest-to-God English pirate. This could explain her affinity for rule breaking and rum. 

When she’s not writing or wondering about her possibly Jack Sparrowesque ancestor, Eden patiently waits for her Hogwarts letter, edits, reads and spends way too much time watching rugby, Doctor Who and New Orleans Saints football.  

She is currently living under teenage rule alongside her husband in southeast Louisiana.

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