Monday, April 25, 2011

Review: Taking It Off by Rachel Randall

Taking It Off by Rachel Randall

Publisher: Total E-Bound
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Heat Rating: 2



Valentine’s got a talent for finding the right fit—whether it’s matching an executive to a job or finding a lover for himself—but he’s never had a first impression like Lucy before.
Commandeered by the intriguing stranger at a luxury London department store, Valentine’s more than happy to provide the masculine opinion Lucy demands. After all, watching her model fabulous cocktail dresses, saucy shoes and mouth-watering lingerie is his pleasure.

He soon realises that he wants more than just one seductive afternoon with the luscious Lucy. Getting under those new clothes will be a challenge since she's gone back to New York, but he's not the only one being driven mad by the heat of their long-distance flirtation. Now Valentine just needs to convince his little tease that the best part of trying things on is taking them off again.

Lily's Review

This is a great short novel written entirely from the male point of view.

Valentine, who comes across as quite the lothario, spots a sublime pair of ankles peeping beneath the curtains of a changing room when out shopping. He quickly becomes entranced and obsessed and the story bubbles along at a lovely pace. They flirt and text and talk dirty and she keeps him at arms-length – most of the time!

The setting is lovely though unusual for a work of erotic fiction and I felt as though I’d dipped into Harrods or Selfridges for a deliciously naughty bit of retail therapy. Lucy, the object of his desires, was a hard, almost scheming heroine, which was probably the author’s intention. A man like Valentine was never going to go for an easy catch. But eventually her games pay off, big time, and the end result is lip smackingly delicious.

Very enjoyable and a brilliant example of building sexual tension between a couple. I would love to read the story from Lucy’s POV, she is sexy and smart and it would be great to learn more about the hottie Valentine and exactly ‘how’ he made her feel when he did that!

4 Tea Cups!

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