Jaynie knew that her fiancé had some serious ménage fantasies going on, but she never expected to catch him acting them out. As if that pain isn't enough, he tells her she couldn't be a real woman if she tried. Reeling from the double blow, confidence shattered, Jaynie turns to Brian, her sexy partner at work. One night, she tells him. She wants one night with him, no strings attached.Brian feels plenty of strings and it's as if all of them are pulling him toward Jaynie. She's sexy, she's funny and she haunts his dreams. Memories of that one night keep him awake and he's dying for another taste of her.But Jaynie doesn't seem at all interested. What's a man to do?
This is the second book that I've read by Ms. Shiloh Walker and it most definitely will not be the last. I just absolutely love everything about her writing style. You better buckle up because this review is going to be a bit of a love fest.
You know, after I finished reading One of the Guys, I decided to take a peak at some other reviews. This is something that I NEVER do because I don't want what someone else thinks to taint my own feelings before I get them down in my review. I won't lie, there can be transference sometimes. Anyhow, I'm reading just review after review and I was a little shocked at what some of the people who didn't like the book were saying. I just didn't get any of the negative feelings that they did when reading this. Although ... I'm not totally for sure that this book should be classified as an erotica novel. It seemed like a regular ol' romance to me but the Genre Gods didn't seem to agree with me.
So ... the characters are great. I just really loved everything about Jaynie. I liked how she stood up for herself (finally) and how she didn't let her fiance's shenanigans break her spirit. She's a tough chick and I appreciate that in the leading lady of a novel. It just makes things more interesting than when the woman is a pushover and plays Poor Poor Me constantly. I also enjoyed getting to know Brian. I thought that he was a standup dude and the type of guy that all women wish that they had in their lives. Experiencing the ebb and flow of their (sometimes tumultuous) relationship was endearing and sometimes heartbreaking. It's a love story that you'll enjoy reading. Well, once you get past the cheating bastard part. That just made me want to punch the coward in the throat.
The story chugs along at an awesome pace. There aren't any 'sweet baby Jesus, please make it end' parts that just shouldn't be included in the book. If it's on those pages, it's vital to the story. Since Walker writes that way, you will find yourself just blowing through page after page and not realizing that you're done with the book when you reach the last sentence.
Well, Walker has got me hooked. After one great book from an author, I find that I'm still a little leery about reading another book by that author. You just never know if that first one was a fluke and you'll be wasting your time on another one. But we're officially in the clear with ANY Shiloh Walker book. I'm a fan for life. Great characters, great story, great reading experience. Great. Book.
* I received this novel in exchange for an honest review *