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- Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Leto gives us the second tale of two about twins: women with the same face, but inside they are opposites. In June 2003, # 92 Blaze's - LOOKING FOR TROUBLE, we met the first side of the mirror in Rory Carmichael. She was the "nice girl" who wanted to shake loose from that image and find all the thrills of being just a wee bit wicked. She also wanted to find her long lost twin sister, Micki, who ran away when she was fifteen. In UP TO NO GOOD, August 2003 Blaze's #100, we take that turn of the screw and meet the "bad girl" sister who would like to be oh so good! Now the proud possessor of the Sexcapades book - a gift from Rory - Micki holds the key to make her fantasies come true. The book worked to help Rory find Mr. Right, so she hopes it will carry on and bring her sister the same magic. It's a special book, sort of a Aladdin's Lamp of 1001 adventures guarantee to spice up any romance. Each adventure is on a perforated page so you can tear them out and present them to your lover. You won't know precisely what the sexual fantasy is, because each one is sealed and you are not to open it until you are ready to use them, this way maintaining the spontaneity. I think Leto needs to write Sexcapdes for real and sell it, certain to be a bestseller and make her a tidy fortune!
Micki is a brassy, very down to earth woman who has faced the world and its harsh realities on her own. Unable to endure the oppressive restrictions of being raised by her strict grandmother, she fled small town life and the overbearing guardian, leaving her twin, Rory, behind at the age of fifteen. Now 10 years later they reunite. Rory gives her a place to crash and a chance at a good job. Micki wants to face a bright future for a change instead of just struggling to survive, but first, she must put her past in order. Soon after running away, Micki hooked up with a teen on the street, Danielle, and this young woman filled that hole in her life, taking the place of Rory. Danielle kept Micki grounded; Micki kept Danielle alive through fighting the girls addictions. Micki is delivering Danielle to Sebastian Stone in Paris. The multimillionaire is more than willing to accept care of his sister, Danielle, see she gets good doctors in hopes of kicking her drug habits.
Danielle's much older brother also ran away from home, but instead of living a harsh existence as Micki did, he went to College at 16 and by his 21st birthday was a millionaire in his own right! Danielle's very rich parents had time and again washed their hands on the druggie daughter. When Micki found Danielle overdosed again, she rushes her to hospital. The doctor advises that unless Danielle get intensive care, she would be dead before reaching her 21st birthday. In desperation, Micki contacted Sebastian, who agrees to step in to help his younger sister.
Though Micki loves Danielle's, she is tired of playing guardian angel, and just wishes to "play", and sexy Sebastian suits her fantasies completely. Only, Sebastian is a control freak, right down to simple nervous gestures - he does not make them because they were a waste of time. Micki's secret dreams is about a lord of the castle and the lady who finds her own strengths and captures him, but could she cast the uptight Bastian in that role and ever hope to hold him? She is deeply attracted to him, but she knows he was "out of her league", a rich man's son who had faced the world and grown ever richer. But with a couple of pages from Sexcapades anything is possible!
Leto once again skates on that red-hot edge, delivering up a tale of very realistic people with strong emotions that sets her far ahead of the pack of other series romance writers and proves she is a force! So grab up a nice tall cold drink and
enjoy Leto's sizzle and sparkle.