I’m dancing in Parker’s strong arms. I’m a tad bit tipsy, but have taken Cleo’s advice to heart and paced myself, keeping the water coming between drinks. The food was so good, I couldn’t help the moans of pleasure as the complex, orgasmic flavors burst over my tongue.
When the song ends, I grab Parker’s hand and drag him outside. I need a minute to cool off. Once outside, I take big gulps of air. Grabbing hold of the bottom of my dress, I pull it up and down, trying to get a breeze up my dress because I’m roasting.
Parker’s leaning against the building when I turn to look at him, his sexy mouth kicked up into an amused grin.
“Having fun, pretty girl?”
“I have never in my life had this much fun.”
“I’m glad. Seeing you smile makes me hard.”
“I’m fairly certain Wally Cleaver wouldn’t talk so crass, Parker.”
Feeling way braver than I truly am, with the vodka flowing through my veins, I slide up to him and snuggle close. His hand clings to my lower back and his eyes are laser focused as he studies my face. His hands slide down, cupping both butt cheeks.
“You’re playing with fire, my little Sprite.”
“Maybe I want to be burned.”
His large hands reach up to cup my jaw. My next breath is stolen as his lips land on mine. It’s a gentle kiss that tells me exactly how he feels about me, and it feels much deeper than I expected.
The blip blip of a police car has me jumping about a hundred feet. “You’re a dick, Peterson.”
“Just making sure I don’t have to write an indecent exposure ticket, P-Man.”
Headlights pull my gaze to the left and I see a fancy car pull up and park, but I’m pulled inside before I can see who gets out. Benny and The Jets are on, and Paul and Lucille are dancing downright nasty. The geriatric hip grind is going down on the dance floor, and the whole place is in an uproar.
We get to the bar and Parker orders another round for us. When Margo sets the drinks down, her whole body goes still. Turning around, I see Dane, Ali’s dad, and holy mackerel, the man is sexy—a total silver fox.
Parker holds out his hand and Dane pulls him in for a bro hug. “What’s up, Dane.”
“Heard there was a party going on, so I decided to come on down.” He turns to me and gives me a hug. “Happy twenty first birthday, and congrats on the license, Amy.”
I crack up laughing and give Parker a kiss before heading back out to the dance floor. With Sweet Emotions blaring through the speakers, I sidle up to Ali and dance to my heart’s content.
D is for Douglas
Seb restores old cars and has a reality show.
Skylar asked Seb to restore her uncle’s car because (1) he is a fan of the show and (2) he is seriously ill. She does not have the money to pay for the restoration but she offers to work for him to pay off the debt.
The story moves along well but Skylar makes some unwise decisions that negatively affect the relationship. As always, I try to give the girl the benefit of the doubt, but in this case I think Skylar made an idiotic move. She knows Seb is a hottie with a great personality, but she would make poor decisions to mess that up.
I think when there is instalove (as in the case in this story), neither party should be disappointed when there is a lack of trust.
They went from strangers to love in 0.2 seconds even though he is commitment shy. Now her feelings are hurt because he does not trust her.
It’s her OWN fault!
I understand how it happened, because I have a friend who did something very similar. However, that does not excuse the fact that Skylar should have realized that withholding information could lead to loss of trust. I think that Seb had a good basis for falling in love with Skylar, but I understand how he had been hurt before would affect his view of her actions.
TOW Final Word: Buy, Borrow, Pass?
BUY. And I say that even though I know you are probably going to be rolling your eyes when you get to the bad decision making on Skylar’s part. Plus, there were a couple of surprises that will make you wonder where the story is going. This book is part of a series and I am ready to read more about the Steele brothers. They all seem very yummy!
Series: Steele Brothers
Heat Level: 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥
Print Length: 237 pages
Publication Date: November 10, 2015
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
“What I can say is how much I absolutely LOVED LOVED LOVED it, and devoured it in one sitting.” – The Power of Three Readers
“This is the first time I have read this authors work, and goodness, I am certainly a new fan!” – Wendy’s Book Blog
“There was also some shocking moments that really surprised me.” – Amazon Reviewer
Audrey is curvy and she is proud of it. She is not going to turn down a pastry to be in a smaller dress size.
Duncan is attracted to Audrey, but he has a difficult time convincing her that she is his type.
This is your typical big-girl-with-self-esteem-but-the-hot-guy-could-not-want-me story.
Audrey rebuffs Duncan’s advances because she does not think she fits the image of what a girl who dates an earl would look like. She thinks that he will just break her heart when he is tired of her.
Of course in the end, Duncan has to make an enormous gesture to prove his love.
The story is like a cream puff, sweet but not very filling. There was not a lot of substance to the story; nor was there much character development. It was still a fun story. While it might seem to be fantasy, there is a certain aspect of it that could possibly happen. Look at Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla.
Should you buy? I am undecided. I think that if the book is on sale, get it. I know. I know. I have a warped view of how much book I should get for my money. I borrowed this book from a friend. I do not think reading it was waste of time, but I think if I had to pay $2.99 for it, I would have passed.
Book details from Amazon
File Size: 379 KB
Print Length: 109 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Wicked ePub (June 7, 2014)
Publication Date: June 7, 2014
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Annie has been unlucky in love her whole life. She decides to try to find someone by posting an ad of Craigslist.
She meets Gabe, a real estate agent. When that does not work out, she meets Nate, a social worker.
After these two guys, she is left wondering what she is doing wrong because both relationships failed.
By 85% of the book (I have a Kindle so I do not know page numbers) , she meets Casey, a dancer (not the exotic kind). The book ends with him asking Annie on a date.
I was so distracted by the cover that I missed the fact that this was not a complete story. It ends with a cliffhanger.
But since that was my own fault, I am not going to downgrade my rating on that.
Here is how I describe the main characters of the book **WITH SPOILERS**
Gabe – Douche who breaks it off with Annie to go back to his pregnant girlfriend
Nate – Flake who disappears after their first time together
Annie – Desperate to be in a relationship that she makes a lot of bad partner decisions. Most importantly for Annie, she needs to stop sleeping with these guys on the first date. She is so sure that the relationship is going to to work and when it does not, she is surprised. This girl needs to stop jumping in bed with every guy that smiles at her. If she would take the physical part of the relationship out of the equation, then she could spend quality time with the guy and get to know him.
Annie wants to do online dating but somehow paying for a reputable dating service seems more desperate to her than posting on Craigslist. Talk about twisted logic. Give me e-harmony or match.com over Craigslist any day. Ok Cupid is probably better than Craigslist and my friend said there are a lot of creepers on there too.
This book was not romance. It was plain old fiction. In my opinion, it reads like a few “Sex in the City” episodes mashed together.
Three strikes against this book as a romance because (1) it is not complete (2) Annie is not someone I liked (3) no hero is clearly identified. I feel sorry for her because she was not in any emotional position to be in a healthy relationship. She needs to grow and mature. Maybe she will in the following books in the series, but I am not willing to bet my time on her character evolution. I am more of a cut-my-losses-and-run type of girl.
Should you buy? Pass unless you like reading about women having lots of one night stands while trying to figure out what went wrong the day after.