Genres: Erotic Romance
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Brian “Woody” Woodall has taken a leave of absence from his dream job on Grand Turk to return to Las Vegas, not only to attend his best friend’s engagement party, but to help his sick father he has never gotten along with. Quinn also needs a big favor and asks Woody to volunteer as a blind date for his fiancée’s boss, Daphne Vogel. Woody isn’t thrilled by the idea, but after seeing Daphne’s picture, he’s open to the idea of a red hot romance.
Ever since Daphne’s fiancé died six years ago in a car crash, she’s not interested in dating or falling love again. But when her best friend urges her to take the chance, she decides to, although she thinks it’s a big mistake.
The moment Woody and Daphne meet at Quinn’s engagement party, sparks fly. Ashamed by her passionate reaction to Woody’s kisses and skilled caresses, she runs away, but Woody finds out where she lives and confronts her. He comes clean about everything, admitting how much he wants Daphne, preferably naked and screaming his name in pleasure.
Daphne now must decide if she’s open to Woody’s seduction knowing he may leave at any moment and return to his carefree bachelor lifestyle in Grand Turk.
FTC : I was given this book by the author for an honest review. I was not biased by either money or my good opinion of her when writing it.
This is a short novella at 45 pages, but it packed a lot into it’s short length and I quite enjoyed it! It also had a ginger hero … there are not enough ginger heroes in my opinion!
After 6 years of grieving, Daphne is convinced to go on a blind date by her friends to try to get her back into the dating field. The night before her blind date, she runs into Woody at a bar and, completely unaware that he is her date for the following night, she finds herself completely unable to resist her attraction to him. After fooling around with him, she runs away and he has to hunt her down to finish what they started. What results is some VERY hot scenes ..
By giving the heroine such a tragic back story, the author was able to give some emotional depth that sometimes is missing in short stories. I wanted Daphne to find love again, I wanted Woody to stop his playboy ways and I wanted a HFN ending. It was surprising that I cared so much and I was also surprised by how much character development there was. I think the fact that it had been 6 years since Daphne’s fiancee died that I was able to accept both the rapid development of feelings and the way she responded to Woody; it had been one hell of a dry spell and was definitely time for her to move on.
This is a very short, yet very surprising, novella. It is fun, sexy and a little bit angsty. If you are looking for a uber short romantic read, this is one I highly recommend.