Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Heat Rating: 2
Lainie Terrell is no ordinary single mother. With feathers in all the right places, she's one of the hottest showgirls in Vegas. Aside from a hot-tempered ex-boyfriend on her sequined tail, Lainie's biggest problem is finding a decent babysitter for her son. Lainie's dilemma is solved when she ropes Harry Ambrewster, the casino's shy-but very smart and cute-accountant, into the task.
Inheriting his chemist father's high I.Q. and sexy good looks, Harry has always been intrigued by Lainie. He isn't thrilled at the prospect of babysitting, but he'll do anything to get near the gal who fuels his craziest fantasies. Then Lainie's dangerous ex comes knocking. Their option? Run faster than a pair of net stockings.
In disguise and on the lam, Lainie's masquerading as the perfect wife. Harry's doubling as the he-man protector. But with a set-up this hot, who's fooling who? When the lights go down, and the masks come off, a nerd like Harry could be just the right ignition to set a woman like Lainie on fire.
I wanted to adore this book because I loved, loved, loved the first one but I found myself, well, frankly, pretty bored. It’s not that the book doesn’t have what should be an exciting plot, it does, and certainly the author does a good job of trying to move the book forward at a break neck pace that should have made it a real page turner. For me, however, it didn’t work.
The problem I had? Harry. He just wasn’t that exciting of a hero to me. Even in serious moments or in the times when he had to be hero-like, he was just kind of blah to me. Also, I have to admit, that I frequently have a very hard time reading books that have a lot of time devoted to a child instead of moments between the hero and heroine. This is a personal preference and not one that everyone shares.
What works in this book? The humor. Vicki Lewis Thompson has her pulse on the amusing and she pulled out all the stops here. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants a lighthearted romance with a good snicker. However, I won’t be continuing on with this series any further because I was so disappointed with this book. But, if you like to laugh, Vicki Lewis Thompson is the author for you!
2 ½ Tea Cups!