Author: Leslie Kelly
Publisher: Harlequin Blaze
Date of Publication: April 15, 2014
When her research about orgasms goes viral, sex therapist Lindsey Smith needs a place to lie low. Substitute teaching on Wild Boar Island, Michigan, promises not only privacy, but an opportunity to not think about sex. Which, thanks to the town’s too-tasty police chief, lasts exactly one second.
After the dangerous streets of Chicago, Mike Santori figured the island was a safe, sane place to settle down. Getting hot for the new teacher wasn’t in the plan. Especially when he discovers that Lindsey is more than she claims to be. Mike decides to use every sexy trick in the book to strip Lindsey of her defenses and reveal all of her secrets. It’s a wickedly sensuous journey, one that pushes both of them beyond their limits to the heart of their desires.
I really found Lindsey’s career choice (sex therapist) a great one which of course brought to mind the awesome “Meet the Fockers” movie. I also loved her “Thinkgasm” and sorta wish I could figure out how that whole thing works. Lindsey gets a raw deal from her current employer because they don’t want to deal with the notoriety of her Thinkgasm popularity, which is why she flees to Wild Boar Island when a position as a temporary teacher opens up (her best friend held the position but had her baby early and so is on unexpected maternity leave – it works in the story).
Mike’s a rough and tough Chicago cop who moved to the island to get away from the rough streets, wanting something a bit calmer and less dangerous for a while while he evaluates his life. He and Lindsey cross paths as she travels to the island for the first time, getting very sea-sick along the way.
This was an easy read and I enjoyed my time on the island thoroughly. I liked the gossipy community which rang true for how I imagine small towns are (I’ve never lived in a tiny town like the one in this book, but having been in high school, I know how the gossip thing works). The secondary characters, including the jerk deputy and witchy member of the town council, were fun and added some real flavor.
So, overall, this book (IMO) deserves a 4-star rating. Check it out if you can!
Book provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.