Erotic romance writer Jenna Brooks lives an ordinary life in a quiet Oregon town, putting her sensual heart into her fiction rather than her everyday life. Deeply involved in her latest story about glamorous lovers on the run, she laughs off a carnival gypsy’s prediction that she’ll find everything she desires “between the sheets”—apparently those her DeskJet is printing. Because suddenly, Jenna finds herself drawn into her own stories, literally. When the seductive, mysterious Riley Stone rescues her from an attempted hit and run, she’s plunged into a reckless, wild relationship unlike anything she’s ever experienced—except on paper.
Meanwhile, Riley is feeling pretty upended himself. A specialist consultant with the FBI, he’s on a mission to derail a drug king-pin whose wealth and extensive real estate is managed by Jenna’s neighbor, he’d planned to ingratiate himself with Jenna just enough to gain access to her neighbor’s apartment so he can keep a close eye on his comings and goings. Instead, he finds himself not only drawn to Jenna, but falling for her, hard. On the heels of this realization comes the discovery that her new neighbor didn’t move in next door by chance: her father is the last hold-out against a drug-money fueled billion dollar development scheme and her neighbor plans to take and hold Jenna hostage until the necessary papers are signed.
As Riley struggles to keep Jenna safe, the romance they’ve woven could force them to pay the ultimate price: admitting they’ve fallen in love—for real.
Jenna Brooks is an erotic romance writer living an ordinary life in a quiet Oregon town, when she suddenly finds herself drawn into her own stories, literally. She’s rescued from an attempted hit and run by the seductive and mysterious Riley Stone and she plunges into a wild reckless relationship unlike anything she’s ever known. Specialist FBI consultant, Riley is on a mission to derail a drug king-pin whose wealth and extensive real estate is managed by Jenna’s neighbor. He planned to integrate himself with Jenna just enough to get access to her apartment to keep an eye on the neighbor’s comings and goings, but finds himself falling hard for Jenna. He soon realizes that there is more at stake than he thought, the new neighbor didn’t move there by chance, Jenna’s about to become a pawn in a move against her father.
This fast paced plot keeps the reader on their toes with suspense, action and romance. The author captures the reader’s imagination with well written words and vivid details and compelling characters that are easily related to. The tension builds as things become more dangerous for Jenna and the good guys try to determine just what the bad guys are up to before it’s too late.
The attraction between Jenna and Riley sizzles with passion from the moment they meet the sexual tension continues to build through the interruptions the couple have to endure causing the reader to shiver in delight. Jenna is a charming young woman that the reader can certainly empathize with when things start to get confusing for her, but I found Riley to be a little disappointing for me as a hero, maybe just a little too clichéd. Don’t get me wrong he’s certainly likable and makes a good white knight so I still found the story to be an enjoyable and entertaining quick read.
3 STARS 1 FLAME
About Genie Davis:
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Genie Davis is a multi-published novelist and produced screen and television writer. New releases include the mystery thriller Marathon, the romantic suspense of Executive Impulse, and, co-written with Linda Marr, more romantic suspense inBetween the Sheets. Past releases: the noir flavored romantic suspense of The Model Man received the Road to Romance Reviewer's Choice Award; a second humor infused mystery, Five O'Clock Shadow, was released both in the U.S. and in multi-country foreign markets. Her erotic romance novella Rodeo Man, written under the name Nikki Alton in The Cowboy anthology, won a Romance Writer's of America Passionate Plume award. Her first novel was a literary noir, Dreamtown.
In film, her screen work spans a variety of genres from supernatural thriller to romantic drama, family, teen, and comedy. A member of the Writer's Guild of America, she's written on staff for ABC-TV's Port Charles; written, produced, and directed reality programming and documentaries for TLC, Lifetime, PBS, and HGTV, as well as numerous television commercials and corporate videos, and the independent film, Losing Hope.
She's also written hundreds of articles on travel, love, writing, child-rearing, cooking, real estate, security, technology and more; ghostwrites novels, non-fiction, and scripts; and teaches writing and film-making workshops.
Genie grew up in Maryland, but considers herself a Southern California native. She has two great and mostly grown kids. Favorite activities: road trips all across the country, hanging out at the beach, long walks, watching her cats destroy the furniture, working on great books together with talented television and film writer Linda Marr.
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