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This review is from: Stuck with You (Time of Your Life) (Mass Market Paperback)
I got a copy of this from Netgalley, I requested it because it sounded really lighthearted and a nice romance story which I feel I have lacked in my reading lately. Boy, this book did not disappoint, what I didn't expect was it to be so witty. I have to commend Jenson on her idea of a disease which gives people heightened sexual awareness and for a hospital to have to stick two people of opposite sexes in the same room as the hospital was full of people injured in a bomb explosion.
In Quarantine both Ross and Paige find themselves feeling this 'heightened sexual awareness' only for them to try and distract themselves any way possible. One of my particular favourite moments in the novel had to be the Scrabble game. Paige trying to keep things professional just plays Scrabble normally but Ross sees sex in everything, Paige's innocent word ROB is turned into an entirely other word by adding TH at the beginning! As you can imagine there are many words which Ross manages to change to his advantage. At this point in the novel we are not sure whether as Paige thinks he is a scoundrel divorce lawyer or he is actually a nice guy. Only fourteen days of quarantine can help right?
I loved Ross' character in the novel, it is amazing how many ways he could provoke sex into almost everything. This made him quite lovable yet the reader was left unsure about his true nature towards Paige. When it is revealed of the various things he does it makes him all the more lovable and sexy! Well I can say I wouldn't mind a man like that!
With witty elements all the way through Jenson gives a thoroughly pleasing novel which in places is a little naughty, sexual awareness becomes apparent through the playing of baseball and other interesting sports in order to 'spice' things up. I have to say I really enjoyed this novel and found myself reading it very quickly due to it's lightheartedness and good plotline.