Deuces Wild by Lori Foster
Dexter Winston reluctantly agrees to impersonate his twin, Hart, for a short time. Once he meets Hart’s neighbor, Christy, and they get to know each other, he is in a quandary about deceiving her as to his identity.
The Luck of the Irish by Deirdre Martin
Divorcee Maggie has wasted two years of her life with her con-man ex, and now she is wary of being taken in by another loser. Brendan is working with his uncle to renovate Maggie’s family’s pub. Since neither Brendan or Maggie want to get involved, they agree to just spend some time together.
Maggie and Brendan’s time together teaches them more about love and relationship than they expected.
Your Room or Mine? By Jacquie D’Alessandro
Jack is the new CFO for the coffeehouse franchise. When his boss hires a consultant to improve employee relations and functionality, Jack is resigned to her interfering, talkative and not-taking personality. When his boss goes a step above and requires Jack and his accounting department to attend a tea- building weekend with consultant Maddie going along for observation, Jack is sure the weekend will be a nightmare. Maddie has been uptight for some time, and her friend suggests she needs some S-E-X with a human partner. Maddie wonders if she could pull that off.
Neither Jack or Maddie were prepared for the attraction between them but once Jack realizes Maddie is on the lookout for a one night stand, he decides what she needs is him.
Double Danger by Penny McCall
Dr. Abby Drake left Washington to come to Pottersville to stay with her elderly grandfather. The townspeople have not accepted her as one of them. Rarely is she allowed to “doctor” any of the residents. But one cold night she is given a corpse and asked to perform the autopsy. Opening the bag, she finds Drake, a college relationship gone wrong. She's even more disturbed to realize Drake isn’t dead and an FBI agent and her grandfather has been hiding some major secrets.
As they hide out to escape from the mafia, they discover the attraction they once shared in college never faded.
All the stories in this anthology were well written with interesting storylines. My favorite novella was the first one, Deuces Wild by Lori Foster, because it’s a spin off of her Winston Brothers series. Dexter is the kind of hero every girl wishes to have, and Christy was the perfect heroine for him. You won’t be disappointed by any of the stories in this book.
Sensuality rating: Very sensual
Reviewer: Lisa Freeman
January 20, 2009