Joel Anderson doesn’t take anything seriously.Not his relationships, which have been few and far between since his brutal divorce. Not the drama of working in a tattoo parlor, which seems to be around every corner. When things get him down, he smiles and cracks a joke. But he’s not the kind of man you cross, or you’ll find yourself at the wrong end of his fists.
Annika Belousov takes everything seriously.
Like her job as a reality television producer, given that she typically has something to prove. Or her love life, which is defined by a series of requirements — affluent, ambitious, accomplished, to name a few. Definitely her family, who worked their whole lives to afford her every opportunity, a sacrifice she doesn’t take lightly. When she’s tapped to produce a reality show at Joel’s shop, she doesn’t think twice, just goes in for the kill, as if there were any other way.
The second Annika walks into Joel’s shop, he makes it his mission to crack her open, but she’s not having it. He’s all wrong — too crass, too hairy, too un-serious. But it doesn’t take her long to find out there’s more to him than smirks and tattoos. And what she finds could put her career and his heart on the line.
Not that Joel cares. Because for the first time in a long time, he’s found his tonic.
Staci has been a lot of things up to this point in her life: a graphic designer, an entrepreneur, a seamstress, a clothing and handbag designer, a waitress. Can’t forget that. She’s also been a mom, with three little girls who are sure to grow up to break a number of hearts. She’s been a wife, even though she’s certainly not the cleanest, or the best cook. She’s also super, duper fun at a party, especially if she’s been drinking whiskey. Her favorite word starts with f and ends with k.From roots in Houston, to a seven year stint in Southern California, Staci and her family ended up settling somewhere in between and equally north, in Denver. They are new enough that snow is still magical. When she’s not writing, she’s sleeping, cleaning, or designing graphics.
It says that opposites attract. When you read Tonic, it totally makes sense! Joel and Annika, oil and water, ice and water, hot and cold.
I was ready to find my Tonic and I got it with Joel.
They didn’t seem to be a perfect match but when they were in the same room, the roof was on fire!!!
Tonic was sparking, fun and sexy. No need to mention the hotness … I was melting.Bearded tattooed men with a big heart, sign me in!!
Two hard workers with two different goals. Joel is the complete opposite to Annika. Flirtatious and easy going, he was pushing all her buttons, leaving her hot and bothered. Annika was a woman in a mission. Make the show a success and not to be involved with a certain infuriating hairy men. Well, good luck with that!
Behind the heart lighted tone in the story, the characters’ background and storyline were well written, the pace was quite enjoyable. I laughed, swooned and I was hurting with the too.
I enjoyed reading about the hints and insights of a TV reality show, how the strings were pulled, showing how trusting someone in the business could destroy you. When the heart get involved, and lines are blurred. Would you make the best decision, to follow your heart and not your mind?
The foreplay between the two was priceless and so entertaining. Just colorful!! I really have a crush on Joel. He has flaws but knows how to apologize and make amends when needed. A stubborn sexy man with a too uptight ice queen princess, who was opening up and revealing herself.
it was good, but some parts were a little too slow or expanded. Just leaving me a little bit frustrated with these two. There were just a hint of drama to keep me interested. If you’re looking for a hot and sexy romantic comedy, this one is for you.