on March 24, 2014
Genres: Contemp Romance, Erotic Romance
Brian “Woody” Woodall has taken a leave of absence from his dream job on Grand Turk to return to Las Vegas, not only to attend his best friend’s engagement party, but to help his sick father he has never gotten along with. Quinn also needs a big favor and asks Woody to volunteer as a blind date for his fiancée’s boss, Daphne Vogel. Woody isn’t thrilled by the idea, but after seeing Daphne’s picture, he’s open to the idea of a red hot romance.
Ever since Daphne’s fiancé died six years ago in a car crash, she’s not interested in dating or falling love again. But when her best friend urges her to take the chance, she decides to, although she thinks it’s a big mistake.
The moment Woody and Daphne meet at Quinn’s engagement party, sparks fly. Ashamed by her passionate reaction to Woody’s kisses and skilled caresses, she runs away, but Woody finds out where she lives and confronts her. He comes clean about everything, admitting how much he wants Daphne, preferably naked and screaming his name in pleasure.
Daphne now must decide if she’s open to Woody’s seduction knowing he may leave at any moment and return to his carefree bachelor lifestyle in Grand Turk.
So I’ve been in a bit of a book slump lately, and I just can’t seem to commit. I have many books for review that I just KNOW I’ll love, but I’m a moody reader, and lately with sleep deprivation from the baby, and barely time to shower, my time for reading is at a premium. Basically, if I’m going to read something right now, I need to know that I’ll love it, or it has to be short enough to read during naptime.
When I was offered Red Hot Chance for review, I was pretty excited! It takes place in my hometown (Las Vegas), and it has a fun premise.
Basically, Woody is back in Vegas for his best bud’s wedding, and his main goal is to get in and get out of Vegas as quickly as possible. He left for a reason, and there’s no love lost for the town.
Daphne is still mourning her fiance’s death from 6 years ago, so the idea of a blind date is thoroughly unappealing, but as a favor to a friend she agrees.
When Daphne and Woody meet at the engagement party, neither realizes that they are each other’s blind date for the next night. Daphne is shocked at how her body is reawakening to Woody’s kisses. And she’s kind of freaked. When he is called inside to give a toast, Daphne bolts.
But you better believe he isn’t going to let her go after that smokin’ kiss.
I liked this. It was short, spicy, and had some depth (in short erotic romances you don’t always get the depth). With a ginger hero, awoman learning to live again, and even a sassy little cat, this was just what I needed.