Review – 7 Minutes in Heaven by Rhian Cahill

7 minutes in heavenPublisher: Samhain
Publish Date: Out Now
How I got this book: eARC from publisher

It’s all fun and games until their hearts are on the line

Cassandra Moreland’s hard work to build her party-planning business is starting to pay off. There’s only one thorn in her side — a six-foot-five wall of testosterone throwing his weight around while she supervises her friend Lil’s first party. Butting heads doesn’t work. Ignoring him really doesn’t work. Not when he makes her pulse race and her palms sweat. But no way will she give in to his demand to shut the rowdy party down.

Lucas Wilhelm, head of McDermott Security, can’t believe the pint-sized brunette has the balls to go toe to toe with him. Strangely enough, that sassy mouth of hers isn’t ticking him off. It’s tightening his groin and stirring something much hotter than anger.

A stolen moment in a pantry leads to a challenge that pushes each other’s sexual boundaries to the limit. Except the rules go up in flames when they realize they’re not just playing around. They’re playing for keeps.
*Blurb from Goodreads*

I had never read any of Cahill’s work before, so I was kinda excited to read about a party planner and sexy security officer. Unfortunately, while this book was SUPER hot, there wasn’t much else to keep me excited about reading.

Cassandra loves her job as a party planner, and she is damn good at it. She thinks of everything, plans for everything, and is 100% devoted to work. But at one party she keeps running into the sexy Lucas, and their attraction is off the charts. Cassandra is determined to stay away from him, but she can’t seem to keep her hands to herself.

Lucas loves his job, but something about Cassandra keeps pulling his mind from security and onto her. The attraction is undeniable, but after just a day in her company, Lucas wants so much more than just a roll between the sheets. But Cassandra is completely focused on her business, so Lucas will have to go above and beyond to show her just how great they can be together.

I really wanted to love this book, but I have to say, there just wasn’t enough plot for me. I would say that about 90% of this book is all sex, and while those sex scenes are pretty darn hot, I needed more actual story. I felt like this novella moved extremely quickly from the insta-lust phase to the I-love-you phase. For me there wasn’t anything substantial to enjoy about the characters and their situation.

I did enjoy the set up of Cassandra’s business. I think the party-planning theme is super fun, and I loved that Cahill took us from a super sexy adult party with naked people to a cute and innocent princess party. The different parties gave the novella time to change gears and do a little lighthearted moment between all the naked time.

However, I have to admit that the little kid party was one of the only scenes in which Lucas and Cassandra were not naked together, and it just wasn’t enough. I have a very difficult time believing in a character’s happily ever after if they have only spent a few hours together talking about something other than sex. It just doesn’t work from me in the romance department, and I struggle with not only my enjoyment level, but also the believability.

All in all I thought this was a very sexy book, but unfortunately it just didn’t work for me. If readers are looking for a extra hot, short story, than this should be one they check out. However, if you are like me and need a little more plot to go with your erotica, this might be a book you want to skip.
I give 7 Minutes in Heaven a C-.

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