Distraction by Emily Snow

At the ripe old age of twenty-eight, Jamie Armstrong is sick of douchebags like the PA who told her she has an “ass made for screwing” on the first date. She wants commitment, and she’s got a list that she’s anxious to check off.



Baby (preferably twins, because two’s company).

Then she meets Mateo Bailon.

An attorney with a penchant for chains and kink, Mateo isn’t looking for commitment and he sure as hell doesn’t want marriage. Not again. He wants a distraction—a new way to forget his past—and Jamie’s his favorite kind of drug.

He just never counted on getting addicted.

Pet’s $0.02

Break out the visqueen and the Clorox wipes…seriously. I’m sorry, but I just can’t get past thinking about how Mateo Bailon had to have fucked women all over his sex party house. I can barely make myself touch public handrails, so sitting on or touching anything in his home would have to be a no go.

Jamie and Mateo are two people that are incredibly wrong for each other. Jamie has dreams of marriage, babies and security and Mateo wants women, recklessness and a distraction from life. It should all be so simple. And it could have been if both of them hadn’t been lying out of their asses to themselves and each other. So, that they mesh so well together is unexpected.

Jamie was the most honest of the two. She told Mateo right up front what she wanted in her life and from any man she got involved with. Her only mistake was in believing that she could just have a bit of fun with Mateo and not let her feelings get involved. Unfortunately, anyone who knows her knows she’s just not wired that way.

Mateo on the other hand is just plain fucking stubborn. He completely lived up to everyone’s expectations of him, both family and friends. The only thing I did not understand about him was that he’s obviously known for throwing kinky sex parties so I’m not sure why getting caught having one would have stopped his partaking in his favorite form of distraction before Jamie.

Snow does a really good job of slowly building the relationship between these two. It’s not all rainbows and declarations of love right off the bat so the feelings they develop come as a surprise to both of them. And, as we all know, sometimes surprises are not welcome or handled well. You really feel for both of them here and want them to find their HEA. My only complaint with the book is that the conclusion seemed to be wrapped up pretty quickly and I found myself wanting more of what happened after.