Publisher: Ellora's Cave
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Heat Rating: 3
Alana MacGregor craves excitement, but when her sometimes lover dumps her at a popular sex club, she wonders if she’s outgrown her live-fast-and-recover-later lifestyle. The last thing she expects is to run into the nerdy guy she rebuffed in high school—or for him to rock her world in ways no other man ever has.
Hot on the trail of a story, Carter Nicholas can’t believe his luck at encountering the one woman he’s never forgotten. He’s come a long way from being a wall-hugging geek. Now he gets all A’s between the sheets. But can he convince Alana he’s her sure ticket to an unforgettable night—and maybe much more?
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I’m a sucker for unrequited love stories…not to mention former nerds rocking the world of a previously unattainable love interest. I have read one or two of Ms. Quinn’s other works, and have to say, REVEAL ME is an example of how a short story can successfully ensnare the reader’s attention, provide solid characterization to the characters’ voices, and supply enough heat to keep one more than sufficiently warmed on cold winters nights.
Carter has pined after Alana since high school. Alana is a self-defined bad girl who loves sex and is unapologetic about it. After being dumped publicly at a popular, albeit location-hopping, sex club, Alana runs into her former classmate, and the two quickly reconnect.
I will say one thing: I’ve started noticing a penchant for redheaded male leads in Ms. Quinn’s work. They’re rare enough that they stick out. Likewise, I would have liked to have seen more from Kelly, Alana’s straight-laced friend, but for the length, this story provides what it promises. It’s smart and sexy, and a lot of fun!
4 Tea Cups!