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Friday, January 22, 2010

Nashville Naughty by Bethany Michaels

Nashville Naughty by Bethany Michaels
Publisher: Ravenous Romances
Genre: Contemporary, Holiday
Length: Full Length (183 pgs)
Other: M/F
Rating: 4.5 Cherries
Reviewed by Holly

Bad girl Becca Shaw likes her men hot, hard and temporary. But when Dillon Phillips, lead guitarist of an up-and-coming Nashville band, moves in to help her make rent, what starts off as a simple financial arrangement soon gives a whole new meaning to "staying in" for the night.

Full of long autumn nights and plenty of Southern heat, the new arrangement is just another in a string of naughty adventures for Becca. But Dillon's desires run deeper and once commitment-phobic Becca realizes she might not be ready to give up her hot cowboy lover, she has to face not only demons from her past but one very unexpected development threatening their future.

Rebecca “Becca” Shaw is a love ‘em and leave ‘em kind of girl, except there is no love involved. Becca’s dysfunctional family background has made her decide love is for saps, and she is no sap.

When her roommate and best friend finds the love of her life, Becca is one roomie short. Nice guy Dillon Phillips is a guitar player in the band Road Kill, and the only male in Nashville that hasn’t seen Becca naked. When they decide to share Becca’s apartment, things seem to be working out terrific. At least Becca thinks so. But Dillon has started to feel things for Becca, things she will want no part of if she finds out. Can Dillon keep his growing feelings to himself to keep Becca’s friendship? Can Becca ever change, and return Dillon’s feelings? Will Dillon live down to Becca’s expectations and disappoint her, like everyone else has in her life?

Becca Shaw is definitely a character. Strong and independent, she takes no prisoners. But there are flashes of the vulnerability she tries so hard to hide, throughout the story.

Dillon is the classic Mr. Nice Guy; sweet, dependable and honest through and through. Bethany Michaels has created a wonderful twist on the love story. Instead of the “nice” girl changing the bad boy, she gives us the reverse. And it works. Becca is wonderful and fun, and Dillon is a surprise to her as well. The sparks between them are hot, and when Becca finally gives in to Dillon and her own urges, the action is volcanic.

There are some twists on the way to the happy ever after, but they do get there. I love Becca and her dysfunctional sister and mother, and the story is one I really enjoyed. I would recommend this to anyone who wants something just a little bit different. It is a terrific reading experience and hot, hot, hot.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for hte review, Holly! Glad you enjoyed the book.

Bethany Michaels