Publisher: Ellora's Cave
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Heat Rating: 3
Hit TV show lovers Gwen and Dirk are a real-life couple. After a production shake-up, a hot young starlet is hired to replace Gwen onscreen. Threatened much? Gwen is terrified that Dirk, who’s ten years younger, will leave her in real life too—but she won’t give up without a fight.
Dirk adores Gwen, but her paranoia is killing him…killing them. He’s at the end of his rope when he finds one more piece of rope—in the front seat of his car. Hmm…the possibilities.
I felt very sorry for Gwen in this contemporary romance by author Mardi Ballou. In the course of several days, she’s nearly replaced on her television show and made to deal with all of her personal insecurities about turning forty and dating a very good looking man who is ten years her junior. Really, my heart went out to Gwen in nearly every scene in this book.
The hero, Dirk, however, made me crazed. I won’t go into all the details because I don’t want to give away plot but I was unimpressed with his behavior and unreasonableness. I think there are several points in the plot where I would have preferred to see him do just the opposite of what he did.
The love scenes are quite hot in this story and extremely well written. I think fans of well-written erotica will enjoy this book very much. The author certainly managed to illicit strong emotions from me.
3 ½ Tea Cups!