Monday, May 4, 2015

Book Review, Giveaway: Vibrizzio by Nicki Elson

Vibrizzio by Nicki Elson

Published by: Swoon Romance
Publication date: April 21st 2015
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance


Lyssa Bates doesn’t need a man. Not when the world is fully-stocked with double A batteries and a wide array of options in Amazon’s health and sexual wellness category. After yet another failed relationship, the twenty-six-year-old investment analyst is convinced that real guys aren’t ever going to live up to her expectations—so why should she bother with them? She’s determined to keep her dating life purely electronic…though she occasionally fantasizes about Hayden King, the delicious new associate she just got partnered with at work.

While Lyssa manages her romantic risks by deleting men from of the equation, the ever-charming Hayden protects his heart by diversifying his love life across multiple women. As the two young professionals travel together around the country for business, their flirty working relationship develops into a close friendship that hurtles toward something more. Between hot tub confessions in Baltimore, an accidental kiss in Dallas, and an all-nighter in Chicago, Hayden proves himself to be better than any fantasy.

My Rating:

Favorite Quotes:

“You have a travel vibrator, so I assume you call this one your house vibrator.  Store one in your dashboard for a car vibrator too?  What about your desk at work?  And do they each have their own name, or is it like George Foreman’s kids – Vibrizzio one, Vibrizzio two…”

“He’s so outta my league, we’re not even playing the same sport… He’s professional soccer in Europe and I’m intramural badminton in the States.”

My Review:

Vibrizzio is a fun yet insightful story that frequently had me smirking.  I enjoyed the humor, story line, and the characters.  Ms. Elson’s wry humor is clever and the banter between characters is witty.  Her mother and family holiday scenes were particularly amusing to me.  The story was not as steamy as you would expect given the cover and title, but was swoon worthy none the less. 

 Empress DJ


Writing wasn't something Nicki set out to do; it just sort of happened when she realized writing reports was by far her favorite part of her investment consulting position. She traded stock allocation and diversification for story arcs and dialogue and now weaves her creative writing time in with the other activities of her busy life with her family in the Chicago suburbs.

Nicki writes with two goals in mind: #1 to keep the characters realistic, even when their circumstances are anything but, and #2 to make the reader feel. Watch for her new title Vibrizzio, coming in 2015 from Swoon Romance. Her published works include Three Daves, a light-hearted romantic romp through a 1980s college campus, Divine Temptation, a romantic novel of angelic proportions, and Hans & Greta: a Twisted Fairy Tale Novella. Her published short stories include “Sway” (available as a single), “I Don’t Do Valentine’s Day” (part of A Valentine Anthology), and “Impressionism 101” (included in the debut issue of Insatiable: The Magazine of Paranormal Desire

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