Review — Hit The Spot by J. Daniels

Posted December 7, 2016 by FMA in 2 Star and Below - It left me Unsatisfied

Review — Hit The Spot by J. DanielsHit The Spot by J. Daniels
Series: Dirty Deeds #2
Also in this series: Four Letter Word
Published by Forever, Grand Central Publishing
on December 06, 2016
Pages: 385
Genres: Erotic, New Adult, Romance
Review Copy Provided By: Forever, Grand Central Publishing

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New York Times bestselling author J. Daniels brings us the next book in her Dirty Deeds series.

Is this love or just a game?

Tori Rivera thinks Jamie McCade is rude, arrogant, and worst of all . . . the sexiest man she's ever laid eyes on. His reputation as a player is almost as legendary as his surfing skills. No matter how her body heats up when he's around, she's determined not to be another meaningless hookup.

Jamie McCade always gets what he wants. The sickest wave. The hottest women. And Tori, with her long legs and smart mouth, is definitely the hottest one. He knows Tori wants him-hell, most women do-but she won't admit it. After months of chasing and one unforgettable kiss, it's time for Jamie to raise the stakes.

Jamie promises that soon Tori won't just want him in her bed, she'll be begging for it-and he might be right. Somehow he's found the spot in her heart that makes her open up like never before. But with all she knows about his past, can she really trust what's happening between them? Is Jamie playing for keeps or just playing to win?

This book can be read as a stand-alone.
Book 1--Four Letter Word

I was provided a review copy; this did not influence my opinion of the book.


From my review of Four Letter Word: 

“I loved the side story with the secondary characters, Tori and Jamie. Their banter was fabulous! Jamie is the perfect example of a male whore waiting to be redeemed and he wants Tori to be his redeemer. Tori is spectacular. She’s level headed and not afraid to speak her mind. She is fun, mouthy, sarcastic and protective. The perfect friend.”

Jamie and Tori made that book for me. I loved them and could not wait to get their book.

Unfortunately, what I got was an alpha male so reminiscent of Kristen Ashley’s men, in both his speech and demeanor that I was forced to compare this book with the 40+ of hers that I have read. From his “babe’s” to the way he ordered her around to the doin’s, ain’ts, playin’s, throwin’s and admittin’s, the character I loved in Four Letter Word, disappeared.

Tori was just as disappointing. What I had loved most about her character was that she was level headed and not afraid to speak her mind, be it in a funny, sarcastic manner, Tori was not a push over. But sadly, here, she became a timid creature. Sure there were times she bantered back with Jamie, but she would second guess herself after the encounter. She was no longer self-assured. The problem this created for me was that because she was not a strong character, there was nothing to balance out Jamie. Thus making him look like a controlling (bordering on abusive) a$$! I needed her to push back more and to be more confident. I didn’t like that she was always apologizing.

I have read other reviews and have come to realize this is a case of IT’S ME, not YOU (the book). Many people gave this 4 and 5 stars. So make sure you read their reviews as well.

2.5 Stars!


About J. Daniels

J. Daniels is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Sweet Addiction series and the Alabama Summer series. She loves curling up with a good book, drinking a ridiculous amount of coffee, and writing stories her children will never read. Daniels grew up in Baltimore and resides in Maryland with her family.

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3 responses to “Review — Hit The Spot by J. Daniels

  1. Jane Robinson

    Well, I’ve just finished Googling “Are J. Daniels and Kristen Ashley the same person?”. It’s uncanny how their male characters speak in the exact same, distinctive, fashion. The vocabulary is the same. It’s really strange. Having said that, I enjoy both authors.

  2. FMA

    Angela and Jane, there is no question I adore KA! I feel like she has a signature voice, so reading an author who sounds so incredibly similar is a huge turn off for me. Jane, I am glad you like them both. I have been told to try this author again because not all of her books are like this.

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