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Between the Sheets
Authors: Genie Davis & Linda Marr
Date of Publication: February 24, 2014
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 consultant with the FBI, he’s on a mission to derail a drug kingpin 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 the neighbor’s 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: Jenna’s father is the last holdout against a drugmoney 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.
I’ll keep this short and sweet. I thought this was a pretty decent book. Not the most thrilling romantic suspense book I’ve ever read, and I admit to having some “oh, I want to smack Jenna” moments because she was a bit ditzy, but in the end, things worked out all right.
I liked Riley as the FBI consultant and how he was so torn between duty and lust. That happens often in books, but Ms. Davis & Ms. Marr didn’t let that feel contrived or clichéd.
Jenna – wahoo! Erotic romance writer has adventures! I like when authors write about authors because (usually) it gives the author characters a better feeling of realism.
I’m giving this book 3.5 stars and hope you guys check it out. I know I’ll keep my eyes open for more books by this great duo.
Book provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.