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Erotically charged, but too short on story for me
on 8 October 2003
It's the story of two people who had lost at love unexpectedly finding it in each other. Both Steve Wilde and Liz Adams have been married before, and both marriages ended - his in divorce 6 years ago, hers in the death of her 'bad boy' husband before she could tell him she'd begun divorce proceedings. Liz owns a coffee shop, and Steve is a recent but now regular customer - he rides a Harley and wears denim and leather. On the surface, another bad boy. But both have been fantasising about the other. Now Liz needs help. Her cousin, who works as a phone sex operator, has turned up missing. And that's when she finds out Steve is a PI.
There is a lot of sex in this book, from almost the instant the two central characters meet outside the coffee house. A broad theme of erotic fantasy runs through the book, as Liz takes on a job in the same phone sex company to assist in locating her cousin. The perspective shifts between Liz, who tells the bulk of the story, and Steve, but I don't feel we gain anything by it. For the most part, they are thinking the same thing. Also, the timescale of two people thinking they each are wanting a temporary fling, with the excitement and freedom that brings them, to a few days later both desperately wanting permanency, just wasn't convincing to me.
The meat of the book is the sex, not the storyline. If hot is your thing then this is a good story for you. It's a well written book that flows well and the chemistry between Liz and Steve sets the pages alight.