ON THE TWELFTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS....MY BOOK CLUB GAVE TO ME.....THE ULTIMATE IN YUMMY EYE CANDY! (Courier and Ives eat your heart out!)
My turn again...no, I am still not in the holiday spirit - I am hoping Santa puts something good in my stocking anyway. Yes, I am still struggling with the psycho killer chipmunk in my house - half afraid I'm going to have to call one of those scary exterminators like that guy on A&E....yikes! Silver lining in all this, if I survive the night with killer rodent on the loose, I have basically all weekend to watch THE ENTIRE TUDORS COLLECTION (woohoo, happy dance). Many thanks to Tyra for feeding my (our) obsession with pretty men in tights....gotta love those frisky Tudor men of Showtime!
In the mood for a little holiday happiness? Try Loralei James' Mistress Christmas! The first in her Wild West Boys series (which so needs to continue beyond the current 2), brings major heat to the holidays! Holly North, mild mannered accountant, agrees to take on the persona of exotic club Sugar Plum's headliner, Mistress Christmas, for her friend Ivy Lane when illness lays her up at the peak time of the season. Dressed in skin tight red leather, Holly never felt so out of her element. A few shots of peppermint schnapps ought to provide her with liquid courage, especially to talk with the hunky patron eyeing her in the bar.
Detective Nick West arrives at Sugar Plums looking for the stripper who allegedly robbed a friend of his the previous week during a lap dance with the infamous Mistress Christmas. Once he lays eyes on the gorgeous masked goddess, his goal shifts from jail Mistress Christmas to nail Mistress Christmas! Nick has a hard time reconciling the sexy but naive stripper with the scam artist who drugged and robbed his friend, especially after she takes him off for a private lap dance that goes farther than it should.
Returning a second night to investigate further, Nick decides to make his move on Holly. They agree to meet for coffee which leads to a one night only fulfillment Holly's personal Christmas wish list. Arriving with a bag of surprises, Nick and Holly's sexual explorations are the kind that steam up the windows and fog up the glass. For a while, the manage to distract the two from their every day lives even! What will Nick do when he discovers Holly isn't who he thinks? Will Holly forgive Nick if she discovers his ploy? Can two lonely people find more than amazing chemistry and perform the ultimate Christmas miracle by falling in love?
Loralei James knows how to pen an erotic romance. Her heroes are alpha enough to make any girl swoon and her heroines are intelligent and quirky. The combination always makes for smokin hot romances that have substance and depth to both characters and story lines.
I give Mistress Christmas 5 Chocolate covered Strawberries - bring on the mistletoe and holly!