Author ~ Erica Lucke Dean
Publisher ~ Red Adept Publishing
Published ~ 18 April 2013
Genre ~ Contemporary/Romance
My Rating ~ 4 bites and a nibble out of 5
Banker Katie James has a serious obsession with romance novels. On her 29th birthday she’d rather be home reading one of her books, but her coworkers have persuaded her to celebrate with them at a local bar. Pushed into singing karaoke, it’s while she’s belting out a song that her crush walks in. Cooper Maxwell is one of her bank clients and one hot hunk of man. As a client he’s also off-limits even if she thought he was interested in her. The way he’s staring at her right at that moment though makes her wonder if it’s possible he is interested. Getting drunk, waking up at his house and barfing on his feet weren’t really in her plans, but somehow they adapt, overcome and start a whirlwind romance to rival any in some measly book. Katie’s life would be perfect if he would only stop dodging her questions about what he actually does for a living because clues are piling up and she fears she’s falling in love with a paid assassin.
Well-written, fast-moving and smooth-flowing with excellent characters this story is great entertainment. Cooper is hunky and mostly sure of himself except when it comes to Katie. Katie, after a lifetime of being put down by her mother, has low self-esteem and is finding it very hard to believe that Cooper is interested in her. Their mutual nervousness is endearing and yet so much fun to watch. Steamy without being graphic the sex scenes make me feel like a voyeur. Yum! For an afternoon of humorous delight I recommend picking this one up.
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