Tiffers has decided to write a vanilla (so far) series for Harlequin Blaze. Now don’t get me wrong, it’s not that I’m complaining in the least, but I sure was surprised at this. I can’t remember anything Reisz ever wrote that’s not kinky.
Then again… I’d read Tiffany Reisz’s grocery list. So, here we go:
Joey (Jolene) Silvia is on her way home to Oregon from Hawaii for her brother’s wedding (on her birthday which happens to fall on Halloween). On her way she makes a pit stop to surprise her boyfriend on two years, Ben, only to be surprised by his wife. Devastated, she’s consoled by her bestie and is directed to bang the first available man she encounters – her rebound.
Imagine Joey’s surprise when she finds Chris Steffensen in her family’s dilapidated cabin in the woods of Mount Hood, finishing up his work in the master bedroom. Dilapidated is not the right word, though. The place is now completely renovated and by Reisz’s detailed vision – a stunning and comfortable home.
Chris had a major crush on Joey when they were teens, but now that they’ve reconnected, his crush evolves into a full blown love. He knows Joey is home temporarily, but he’s determined to make her realize her place is in Oregon, running marketing for his new business venture with her brother and his best friend, Dillon.
Chris is ab-so-lute-ly hot. Handyman, dirty blond, scruffy beard, kind and gentle, and apparently damn good in bed. Many many times, he’s been good to Joey in bed.
The most wonderful thing about the story is the banter. First betweenJoey and Kira (her bestie) and then between Chris and Joey. So much wit and humor.
This is a perfect first step to the holiday season – light, fun, romantic and a lot sexy.
Trick…or wicked treat!
It was a devastating dirty trick—Joey Silvia just found out her boyfriend of two years is married. What. A. Dick. Joey knows her best chance to get over one guy is to get under another. Of course, heading home to her family’s remote cabin in Oregon poses some challenges in the “available men” department…until she discovers this cabin comes with its own hot handyman!
Holy crap, Chris Steffensen. When did her brother’s best friend turn into a hard-bodied pile of blond-bearded hotness? He’s the perfect Halloween treat—and a surprisingly dirty rebound guy. For a couple of weeks, anyway. Except that Chris has other ideas…like proving to Joey that this blast from the past is a whole lot more than a naughty Halloween hookup.