Sunday, June 28, 2009

Review: Slow Hands by Leslie Kelly

Title: Slow Hands
Series: The Wrong Bed
Author: Leslie Kelly
Read copy: eBook
Published: June 1, 2008
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1426830718
ISBN-13: 9781426830716

This is Maddy Turner's lucky day. The civilized society girl just bid on sexy rogue Jake Wallace at a charity bachelor auction—and won! But Maddy knows Jake's dirty little secret. And it should keep her from trying out her new boy toy. Too bad she can't stop herself from indulging in raw, quite uncivilized sex all the same....

Jake Wallace is utterly bewitched by Maddy—and utterly bewildered. How can this tantalizing woman melt so rapturously under his ministrations one moment, then turn into a haughty queen the next? He's determined to get to the bottom of Maddy's agenda. One slow, delicious inch at a time...

My rating:

There is only one word that comes to mind (now, immediately after having read this story) - sweet. Oh, and throw 'aww' in front of it.

I don't think the author wanted people to describe this story along the "sweet" line, but that's juts how I feel about it.
Yeah, it had a few hot scenes (nothing extraordinary, mind you), but what truly drew me in, was the depth to the story, which is rather unusual for a Blaze book (at least for those I've read so far).

The characters were wonderful, nicely developped from the scumbag ex with his little cameo to the hunky, sweet, all-American EMT hero. The heroine was, at first glance, his complete opposite, but once he managed to get her out of her ice-princess shell, you could see they were made for each other. And through their romance, through all Jake taught Maddy, the reader as well learned a little lesson.

Yeah, luckily there was some depth to the whole thing to distract me from the utterly silly, and easily amended, misunderstanding that spurned everything into action. And the budding relationship between the hero and heroine, along with her completely dysfunctional family, and small glimpses into the upper crust of the society, made me spent a couple of pleasurable hours in the company of this sweet, sexy, poignant little story.

Which is yet another lesson in itself—not every Harlequin freebie is bad. ;)


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