Sex With a Stranger
Sex With a Stranger reminded me of a Blaze series romance, except it was way more expensive. The good girl heroine is tired of being good so she goes to Vegas where she meets a hot and sexy guy who is ready to help her get in touch with her bad self. Throw in a mystery and some hot sweaty sex and you have a Blaze series romance. Stretch and pad out the plot, add some extra sex and charge $14.00 for it and you have this book.
Jane Monte was a good girl. She liked her life quiet and orderly, married a nice quiet accountant and listened to her daredevil brother call her a stick in the mud. After her husband left her, Jane decided to make some changes. She got a new haircut, some new clothes, and a new job. As the book begins, Jane is in Las Vegas, debating how wild she wants to get. For a start she’s changed her sensible p.j.’s for a sexy nightgown. Then Jane gets caught in a fire at the hotel, and former firefighter turned arson investigator Liam O’Rourke rescues her. Naturally, he notices she has a hot little bod in that sexy gown, and of course – Liam is totally hot too.
Jane thinks Liam is a professional gambler and he lets her continue thinking that. For some totally inexplicable reason, Liam doesn’t tell Jane what he really does, and this causes her to get into danger toward the end of the book. Jane and Liam begin an affair, and in between having hot and sweaty sex with Jane, Liam continues to investigate a series of arson incidents that plague the Royal Banner Hotel.
That’s it. Jane and Liam gamble. They have sex. Liam tells Jane about his life with his firefighter dad. They have sex. Jane muses about her boring life, and gets a tattoo. She has sex with Liam. Jane goes shopping and has sex with Liam. And so it goes. Oh, and the arsonist (whose identity is as easy to spot as a crow on a glacier) starts a bunch of fires at the Royal Banner. In between having sex, Liam runs around investigating the fires while Jane wonders if he has lost interest in her.
Sex With a Stranger would have made a pretty decent series romance, but it’s stretched out, padded and printed in very large type to make it fit a trade paperback. I was grateful for the larger print, but I’d rather have had a more interesting plot. I read it in 2 hours, and would hate to think I’d spent $14.00 on a book that I finished in such a short time. Give this one a pass.