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5 stars for What Happens in Chicago by @LizCroweAuthor #eroticromance #steamy #bookreview

Title: What Happens in Chicago

Author: Liz Crowe

Genre: Erotic Romance

Book Blurb:


I figured it would be just another night at the club. Another chance to put my parents’ expectations and their pressure to return home behind me. But hiding from my issues by entertaining clients at an exclusive club in Chicago wasn’t the erotic buzz it used to be. And then, this smoking hot dude spilled bourbon down the front of my dress...


What had, at one time, been sexy, illicit, and thrilling now felt like one more night stuck on a hamster wheel. I was bored to tears with the whole club scene, forced yet again to verify to everyone that I was as Alpha as I claimed to be while continuing to hide from my responsibilities as part owner of my family’s brewery. And then, I literally ran into her…

What happens between Sloane and Michael in Chicago seems like nothing more than a hookup, a scorching hot interlude for a couple of well-matched libidos. Once they realize that there are legit feelings involved, they find plenty of ways to deflect and sabotage their burgeoning relationship. When they both have to leave their beloved Chicago and go home to Michigan—Sloane to help an ill parent, Michael to salvage his family’s famous brewery—things get even more complicated. Accepting the depth of their emotion for each other means acknowledging their own flaws, which makes for tough conversations…along with steamy make-up sessions.

My Review:

It was only supposed to be a hot hookup in Chicago but when Sloane and Michael both return home to deal with family issues, they must confront the fact that they must bare more than their bodies when it comes to love. Sloane’s used to men hitting on her in the club. It’s all part of the job but she doesn’t know what to make of the man who just spilled his bourbon all over her dress. The more they talk at the bar, the more she wants him. When he takes her upstairs, it’s a battle of sexual prowess as they explore one another. It’s a hot night Sloane can’t forget and try as she might, the feelings bubbling up inside her just won’t go away. Relationships never work, right? But love? Sloane’s not sure. All she knows is that she’s back in Michigan caring for her family. All of her insecurities and flaws are ripe for the picking and she’s not sure if Michael can handle it all. Can love show these two what happens in Chicago can last a lifetime?

What Happens in Chicago is a blistering hot erotic romance I thoroughly enjoyed. I connected with both Sloane and Michael right away. It was fun to watch Sloane knock Michael off his game time and again. The plot is fast-moving with plenty of steamy fun times. What I loved best was the depth of the story. It’s not just about the sex but about two people’s lives with families, insecurities, flaws, careers, obligations, and more. The romance is smoking hot yet authentic. It wasn’t instalove or anything like that. The conflicts are very real and the push-pull between Sloane and Michael had me whipping through the pages. The intricate detail about beer and the brewery fascinated me. Liz Crowe is a brilliant romance writer whose characters are unforgettable. When you’re reading a Liz Crowe romance, you know you’re in for a wonderful story full of emotion. If you’re an erotic romance reader, you’ll want to read What Happens in Chicago. Highly recommend!

My Rating: 5 stars

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Author Biography:

Liz Crowe is a Kentucky native and graduate of the University of Louisville living in South Carolina. She's spent her time as a three-continent expat trailing spouse, mom of three, real estate agent, brewery owner and bar manager, and is currently a marketing consultant for non-profits, in addition to being an award-winning author. With stories set in the not-so-common worlds of breweries, on the soccer pitch, inside fictional television stations and successful real estate offices, and even in exotic locales like Istanbul, Turkey, her books are compelling and told with a fresh voice. The Liz Crowe backlist has something for any reader seeking complex storylines with humor and complete casts of characters that will delight, at times frustrate, and always linger in the imagination long after the book is finished.

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Reviewed by: Mrs. N

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