I’m sure we’ve all that fantasy that if we meet the celebrity crush of our dreams, that he/she would be instantly smitten and you’d ride off into the sunset together for the lusty happily ever after. That is basically the plot of this book. Hazel has just turned 30, has a hot chef boyfriend (Wylie) and the job of her dreams working for a video game company. Already she has it made, but she’s always had a big crush on rock god Finn of the fictional group The Void. (I have to admit the name Finn just doesn’t seem rock star worthy, but that’s just me.)
Anyway, on a business flight to Los Angeles she gets bumped up into first class and lo and behold the guy next to her is the man of her erotic fantasy. The flight turns out to be rather bumpy, and she ends up humiliating herself by tossing her cookies. Finn turns out to be nice guy personified and holds her hair while she throws up, gets her water to rinse her mouth with and calms her down by talking with her for the rest of the flight. He nicknames her little witch, a play on witch Hazel, and soon the two of them are texting up a storm and falling into insta-lust. Nothing happens between them at first, but she feels guilty at emotionally cheating on Wylie as she can’t stop thinking about Finn and how she wants him.
Up to this point, I was enjoying the story even though I could tell what was going to happen. Hazel tells Wylie she needs her space and time to sort things out without really explaining about Finn. She rushes off to L.A. and the sexual fantasies all burst into hot reality. A lot of the dialogue was pretty cringe worthy, and the sex scenes were almost too much after awhile. I ended up skimming a lot of parts just to get to the inevitable conclusion.
Overall, it was a fast read but stretched credibility a bit. There’s also a lot of pop culture references and swearing (not that it bothers me, but some may find it too much) and the cheating aspect of it may bother some as well. I found Hazel to be a little childish sometimes for a supposedly 30 year old woman. Another thing that bugged was her constant thinking that Finn had sex with so many groupies over the years, and how he must be comparing her sexual skills to them. I won’t spoil anyone with the ending, but I wasn’t pleased with how it was wrapped up; it felt rushed and unsatisfactory.