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Reviewed by Megan Sparrow for Readers' Favorite
Roxanne Smith's first book in the Long Shot Series, Men Like This, is a beautiful romantic story about a best-selling horror author and a man she meets by coincidence at a bar in L.A. After a one night stand, Quinn doesn't think she'll ever meet Jack again, yet he inspires her to write something that is totally out of her comfort zone - a romance, with the hero based on Jack. Having recently gone through a divorce, Quinn decides that a break from L.A. is exactly what she needs, so she moves to London for a year to write her novel. In London, fate conspires to bring Jack and Quinn together, but a jealous ex-girlfriend, Quinn's over-bearing sister, and her own doubts aren't going to make their relationship easy.
Wow, I absolutely loved this story; I honestly don't think there was anything I didn't like about it! Quinn and Jack were amazing main characters that you could easily relate to and fall in love with - at the end there were a few times I wanted to slap Quinn for being blind, but at the same time, her reasoning was completely justifiable when you think of her past experience and the fact Jack's a famous actor. The writing was pretty much flawless and I was amazed that Roxanne Smith could write a beautiful romance such as Men Like This and yet have such a grasp on horror writing, which is Quinn's preferred genre! For me, though, the dialog in this book is what sells it; the banter between Quinn and Jack is hilarious and Roxanne Smith got Jack's speech spot on with all the English phrases and wording. In short, I really enjoyed this book and can't wait to read the next one.