Series: Moore to Love #1
Release Date: March 3rd, 2022
CW/TW: toxic family environment, blackmail
Burnt man-nipples, for starters.
Self-made mogul Chase Moore is a charming hound dog with a hairless cat and a family business to save. He was fine being the spare to the heir of the family’s luxury department store empire until the billion-dollar business threatened to go belly-up. Now Chase will need more than his rakish good looks to fight his father for control.
Powerhouse marketing guru Campbell King is a hardheaded woman with a chip on her shoulder in the shape of the New York City skyline. After being chewed up and spit out by the city that never sleeps, Campbell returned to Texas and launched her own company. When her phone rings, and the sexy voice on the other end asks her to help save his swanky store in Manhattan, she seizes the chance to redeem herself.
When the sexy redhead from Texas with an Elvis obsession runs into her new boss, they both find themselves all shook up. And for the first time in her life, Campbell may need a little less conversation and a whole lot Moore action.
Sara L. Hudson is definitely awesome at writing laugh out loud rom-coms and A Little Moore Action is no different. While the book took a little time for me to really get into, once Campbell and Chase met, everything fell into place really well. There was so much to love about this book—the two fantastic leads, a hairless cat, the humour and of course all the drama! I read it in two sittings and I cannot wait to see what else the Moore siblings get themselves into!
Chase Moore is the spare in his family. His older brother has been given everything he’s ever wanted and is slated to take over the family business, while Chase is ignored and almost shunned by his father. But when his older brother steps down from running the family business—think Harrods in London, but American—Chase steps up and promises to not only make the business everything that it should be, but turn over a profit. Part of this plan is to hire a marketing firm to help him spruce up the name. Enter Campbell King. Feisty, sassy and smart as heck, Campbell runs her own marketing firm in Texas. She’s come a long way despite getting the short end of the stick a few times in her life. When she’s hired by Moore’s to revamp their name and brand, the last thing Campbell expects is to find herself drawn into the orbit of the son who hired her or for their professional relationship to turn into something moore (see what I did there?).
I really loved Campbell. Especially as the book progresses and we get to learn more about her past, the life she’s struggled with and really coming to terms with what it’s like for a woman in business. I appreciated her tenacity, her desire to always be the bigger person in small fights and to stand her ground when facing off with chauvinistic men everywhere she turns. Also, all the points for Campbell being an Elvis fan and humming his songs at the weirdest moments through the book! I liked Chase, but I think I liked him more when he was with Campbell than when he wasn’t. I admired his drive and his need to proof his family wrong, to show them that he’s more than just a pretty face who created an app his father is ashamed of. I liked that Chase made his own money and didn’t rely on his father to help him out at any point in his life. And I definitely liked his relationship with his little sister, Liz. I think Chase was a little harder to like at first because his head was constantly focused on the pleasure aspect of his relationship with Campbell and because of the hardheaded way he handled his family drama. I get it, but I wished he’d been a little more present for those things.
Their relationship is all kinds of hot, no doubt about it. I enjoyed the constant bickering and bantering, I liked the slow build of their working relationship to a slightly more personal one. One of the things I’ve always enjoyed about Sara’s couples is their banter. It’s hilarious and smart. And Bell and Chase talk about everything under the sun too. I really enjoyed their conversations in general. There’s a little miscommunication, but a lot of it is solved before it spins out of control, which I definitely appreciated. There’s a whole lot of pining on Chase’s part, which also I definitely enjoyed. I loved how neither of them pretended to not want the other, how their physical relationship is completely about them giving in with absolute abandon.
While their relationship is very exciting and fun, it’s very sex driven at first and while I am a huge fan of multiple smutty scenes, it took me a while to really believe that their feelings for each other were real. I felt like there was a lot that relied on the steamy scenes and less about their emotional relationship. However, Sara writes some really good and delicious steam that I might re-read over the course of my life, because after the magic of the Space series, I was definitely looking for more panty-melting scenes and she delivered!
There’s a lot that can’t be said without giving away the underlying plot of the book, but just know that you are going to thoroughly enjoy the Moore family, even if you might hate some of them along the way. And I cannot wait for more of these siblings, because they definitely sound like a really good bunch!
Thanks to Sara L. Hudson for generously providing me with an advance copy. I am voluntarily leaving an honest review.