Title: Just My Style
Author: JM Snyder
Publisher: JMS Books
Characters: Jai Hathaway, Duane Schneider
Sub-Genre: Contemporary Romance
When hair stylist Jai Hathaway decided to open his own salon, he knew he would sacrifice some of his personal time to run the business. But long hours working late have him feeling lonely, and he just doesn’t seem to connect with the few men he dates. His business partner Kiki suggests what he needs is to find a different type of guy, someone who isn’t in the salon business, but not only does Jai not know how to find a guy like that, he isn’t even sure where to look.
On a particularly cold morning in January, the salon’s hot water goes out and Jai scrambles to find a plumber on short notice. Enter Duane Schneider, sexy and confident, and interested in getting more than just Jai’s hot water boiling. But he’s so outside Jai’s comfort zone that, at first, the stylist isn’t sure how to react. When it becomes obvious Duane wants to continue things outside of business hours, though, Jai agrees to a date, if only to see where the evening might lead.
Is Kiki right when she said Jai needed to find someone different? Or will Duane turn out to be just his style after all?
I’ve read many books by some wonderful authors, but I will shamelessly admit that JM Snyder is one of my favorites. I really like how this author is able to get to the heart of her characters and write a thought-provoking story every single time. Time and time again, her stories never disappoint and usually end up as a comfort read for me.
One of the things I loved about this story is the characters. All of them were very well-written and I found myself really becoming invested in their story. At first glance, Jai and Duane are pretty different, but as they got to know one another and as their attraction begins to grow into something stronger, I found that they had more in common than what they believed. Also, I loved the banter between them, as well as, the intense chemistry they had for one another.
Even the relationship between Jai and his best friend Kiki was a riot! They know each other so well, that it was funny to see how they played off of one another. I also liked how Jai and Kiki looked out for one another, just as best friends do, and now with Jai and Duane being together, it was good to see them all get along very well.
Just My Style is a perfect choice for those who are looking for a quick, sexy, fun and lighthearted read on a rainy day. It’s a smart and sexy romance that will leave you with a smile on your face even though you crave for more of it! It is a very easy book to recommend, and I hope Ms. Snyder will write more about these characters in the future!
Reviewed By: Gabbi