Publisher: Carina Press
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Heat Rating: 2
“Tell me what you want. Talk dirty to me.”
Biologist Nora MacGregor is frantic when she loses her dissertation research notes on Female Sexuality —and some very personal written fantasies. Then a sinful stranger calls with a wicked proposition: if she talks dirty to him, he’ll return her notes, page by page. “James” allows Nora to explore her deepest desires and challenges her clinical ideas about sex. But James can’t give her the loving touches she finds in her budding relationship with Dr. Jarod Reed.
Jarod seized an opportune moment to fulfill his desire for Nora by becoming the mysterious James. While the anonymous, erotic phone sessions are unforgettable, Jarod longs to tell Nora he wants more than just talk. But how can he confess his deception without it costing him the chance to make their fantasies a reality?
Ooo La La, it’s another school fantasy with a twist – it’s hunky Professor & Research Assistant (sorry, no school girls). Nora’s working hard on her dissertation on female sexuality. She doesn’t have the time or the desire for a relationship. Hunky Dr. Jarod spies Nora across the quad and ditches his class to meet her—but goes down in flames.
Authors Ginny and Inez summarize the encounter up nicely with “Sexual encounters--zero. Hopes dashed--one”. Nora is quite a believable character, she’s wary of male strangers/stalkers. Her schedule leaves little “me” time and I can totally relate to that. Her thesis on female sexuality is a way for her to figure out why things don’t “sexually” click for her. When she loses her research notes – she panics. Jarod, of course, finds the notes and starts a phone sex encounter posing as James to trade the notes back to her.
There’s a cute Lit reflection to Cyrano de Bergerac. But the love triangle is Nora and Jarod’s relationship vs Nora and James’ relationship. I enjoyed the jealousy payback that Jarod feels with James’ relationship with Nora.
Talk Dirty to Me is a “got a minute” book: easy to enjoy with its touch of humor and no heavy plot line. I finished it in about 1 ½ hours. I definitely look forward to reading the entire miniseries
3 1/2 Tea Cups!