Review – Friction by Emily Snow


Friction by Emily Snow

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

There is a certain excitement that comes with the unknown…the unexpected. Trying something new is a risk but reward, a challenge and adventure. The giddy delight I get when I meet a new or new-to-me author’s words is BOOKWORM BLISS! That rush during that initial read is off-the-charts incredible! I met my first book by Emily Snow after being a Snow stalker for a while, and it was incredible indeed! Friction is a heart-stopping sexy friends-to-boss-to lovers romance that bleeds angst and amusement, leaving you melting for more!

I fell in INSTANT LOVE with Friction that gripped me hard, holding me in its clutches, holding me captive, holding me…OWNING ME. The witty and wondrous writing—full of delicious inner thoughts, playful banter, and heat that burned up this book—was pure intoxication. I could not put this fierce and flaming tale down. Alluring. Amusing. All-consuming. I WAS ALL IN!

Beautiful dark-haired and hazel-eyed Lucy Williams has had a storm of bad luck, a cheating husband and then failed marriage, job losses, and the return to living with her mother. Her personal life is heading towards cat lady central. Lucy needs a good dose of lady luck.

Luck finally lands in the smart and sassy Lucy’s lap when she lands a new job at a company selling unique products. The owner and her boss happens to be her high school fantasy, Jace Exley. Sex-on-a-stick Jace is dark-haired, blue-eyed, inked, and muscular…an Adonis. 

“As of a few minutes ago, Jace Exley – former underachiever and object of my school girl fantasies – is my boss. And boss-related filthiness is at the top rung of unprofessionalism.”

One look from Jace is an instant thigh clencher. One touch is both heaven and hell.

“It’s not fair that the slightest touch from this man has the power to electrify my heart and body and mind.”

Lucy doesn’t want to crush on her hot boss and former school crush but she can’t fight that fire-hot attraction that surrounds them like an aura. Little does Lucy know that her boss has a heavy dose of Lucy lust. When boss and worker with off-the-charts chemistry collide or more like combust, it’s a frenzy of forbidden fireworks.

“The kiss catches me off guard. It’s bruising, almost punishing, as he spreads my lips apart with his tongue…He tastes as good as he smells, and I find myself unable to quit him or this.”

That kiss is molten lava, which melted me from head to toe. Jace’s dirty and delicious mouth melted me even more. Jace loves to get a rise out of the more conservative, cool, and collected Lucy, and oh is it HOT!

“Lucy, seeing your lips wrap around the word f**k makes me want to put my c**k in every hole in your body.”

Holy mother of molten heat! The heat, oh did it soar off the pages right to my body, sending it to such a scorching level that I contemplated a cold shower break.

“You can’t have me or don’t want to?”

Lines are blurred as the employee and friends-only relationships get rocky with this electricity too strong to fight. Friction is fierce and the forbidden is one titanic temptation. Will the former high school crushes forgo the employee-boss relationship and finally make a love connection?

Friction has THE CLICK—that connection to the characters and everything about the story from inside out—where I could not help but fall fast and furiously IN LOVE with the captivating characters, the combustible chemistry, the amusing and burning banter, the angst, the flawless writing, and more…JUST EVERYTHING! This story is sheer brilliance from beginning to end. New-to-me author, Emily Snow, delivered big time and completely WOWED ME. I’m forever team Snow all the way!

A fire-hot, funny, and forbidden romance, Friction is PURE INTOXICATION. Body blazing. Thighs trembling. Soul swooning. I could not get enough this fiery and fierce Friction that burned every part of me. I LOVED this raw, romantic, and refreshingly real read! Friction was unputdownable! I can still feel this fabulous Friction thrashing through me.

★★★★★ fiery friction-filled stars


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Former overachiever Lucy WillIams sucks at adulting.

Recent divorce, check.

Pending lawsuit, check.

A move back to Boston to live with her mother, triple check.

It can’t get much worse, right?

When she starts her new marketing job at EXtreme Effects, she’s positive shit’s stopped hitting the fan. Sure, what she’s advertising is a little … unorthodox, but it pays the bills. And since she’s seconds away from becoming Lucy Williams: Wednesday Night Bingo Enthusiast, she needs money to get the hell out of her mother’s house.

The only problem is her boss, Mr. Extreme himself: Jace Exley. He’s everything any sane woman dreams of—alpha, successful, ridiculously gorgeous. He’s also Lucy’s worst nightmare. Because like every overachiever, she has that underachiever she brushed off. The slacker who, once upon a time ago, was the object of her dirtiest schoolgirl fantasies.

Jace Exley—with his sarcastic smirk and delicious accent—just happens to be that guy.

And the friction between them?

Well, that’s the only adulting Lucy seems to be winning at…




Emily Snow is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the DEVOURED series and TIDAL. She loves books, sexy bad boys, and really loud rock music, so naturally, she writes stories about all three. Visit her blog at for news, teasers, and contests.

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