by Jamie K. Schmidt (GoodReads Author)
Kindle edition, expected pub Jul 25, 2017

GoodReads Summary:  
Terri Cooke wishes she could give Mick Wentworth a piece of her mind. The infuriating stud muffin walks into her coffee shop every morning expecting his regular order at 8:57 on the dot, without ever acknowledging Terri’s presence—except for staring at her cleavage. And yet she can’t deny that Mick Wentworth has an animal magnetism that’s stronger and richer than any espresso . . . which explains why Terri says yes when he suddenly, inexplicably asks her out.

After the morning coffee run, Mick’s day is all downhill from there. His family’s marketing firm is dysfunctional in more ways than one, so to save the business, Mick desperately needs to impress their newest client. When he learns that Terri’s a fan of their trendy product, he tries to get inside her head. It doesn’t hurt that she’s the barista he’s been lusting after for the past five months. But as things heat up with Terri, Mick finds that a little steam is just the jolt he needs to turn his whole life around.

My Disclaimer:  The author's rep offered me the opportunity to read and review the book and NetGalley provided me with an eARC. This is my honest review for which I am not being compensated in any way. All opinions are fully my own.
~ Judi E. Easley for Blue Cat Review

My Review:  
I've read and reviewed Ms. Schmidt before and I must say, she does have a way with romance and love scenes. She seems to like the bad boys. Previously, I read her biker boys. This time it's a rich guy who seems to be a little bit of a bad boy down inside. Mick seems to have a sense of humor and a mischievous side to him when he gets going with Terri. Both characters are pretty well written. I did have some trouble understanding Terri's actions around the office sometimes, though. And the family temper tantrum that was playing out in the office was a total nightmare. I've never seen anything like that in an office situation.

The relationship between Terri and her brother was well done. She stood by him and took care of him. She made what sacrifices she felt she needed to so that she was able to be there for him through his illness. He was her only family and he was important in her life. She made work and relationships work around him. I respected her for that.

Mick was trying to keep the family business going because his grandfather had been important to him in his life and the business had been important to his grandfather. He ruthlessly sacrificed everyone else in his family to keep the business going well. But his family were just using the business. None of them were really trying to do any good for the business. They just wanted money and prestige.

These two characters come together and seem to go into their own space and time with just a look. And it happens every time. When they finally touched, my tablet almost melted. But there is humor throughout it as well. 

Who's got the condoms? Anyone have a condom? At least they both have a sense of humor and inventiveness!

Like your romance hot and steamy with a side of laughter? Take a peak in Stud. It's got it all. Jamie K. Schmidt writes a fabulous love scene! And have a cup of coffee with this just for the fun of it...

Release date July 25, 2017