Reviewed by Cara Lynn
This was a cute and funny book, with a cast of zany and odd-ball characters, including the owner of an adult bookstore who gives out (needed) advice on lovemaking and a bit of meddling. It has a little more story than some books that exist only to tie in the sex scenes.
Mike Ostranski is being stalked in Alaska while on vacation, and he is desperate to come up with something to get the woman off his back. His mother wants grandchildren and had hopes for the stalker and him.
Violet Miller answers the phone at the adult store, instead of her sister, only to hear Mike's plea for help.
It is complicated by the fact that she has loved him through high school, and they consummated the deal one night, then he went off to become a doctor. She's never quite got over her love for him or her perceived rejection.
He asks her to fake a relationship with him to get the other woman off his back. And he gives her a gigantic ugly ring.
Of course, you know they will fall in love. (I thought he had orchestrated it, but no.) And you know it will all turn out in the end. But not without a bit of excitement along the way, including Violet being held at gunpoint.
The sex is believable. Their foreplay includes getting to know each other again and a funny fishing scene and...
It was fun, and a whole lot better than the one I read just before this one.