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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

A Paratrooper in a Pear Tree by Jianne Carlo

A Paratrooper in a Pear Tree by Jianne Carlo
Publisher: Loose Id
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Full Length (208 pgs)
Other: BDSM, M/F
Rating: 4 Cherries
Reviewed by Fern

Destiny Driven hasn’t used her real name in forever. It doesn’t exactly inspire professional confidence if you sound like a stripper. When she's ordered to “sex up” former bestselling author Angel Robinson’s latest manuscript, armed with whips, cuffs, “classic” (who knew?) porn DVDs, that hits a little close to home. So Destiny heads to a remote cabin in Healey, Alaska.

Deployed to fight an inferno, Master Parachutist Lincoln Chapman’s veers off course, his chute fails, and his reserve opens at the 10,000 mark. The paratrooper lands in the pear tree adjacent to Destiny’s cabin.

The man’s massive and unconscious. The cabin’s cold and isolated, and Destiny’s no girl scout. Then Linc wakes to Destiny’s Madonna features, stripper body, sex toys, and 70’s porn DVDs. Just as they're trying to leave, electricity fizzles. There's only one way to stay warm. Luckily they have all the supplies they need.

Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable.

A Paratrooper in a Pear Tree…the title alone is enough to capture your attention. Yet, it’s the snarky dialogue, sexy characters, and wickedly delicious humor that make this a journey worth taking.

From the moment Destiny Driven (yes, that’s her name, folks) rescues the unconscious paratrooper Lincoln Chapman from a pear tree (and yes, the title is derived from an event in the story) you’ll chuckle, groan, and squirm. Be it from Destiny’s tendency to voice her thoughts aloud, Linc’s desire to dominate and control, or the explosive sex scenes that occur when they decide to keep warm via the sharing of body heat. Sex toys and 70’s porn DVD’s aside, Ms. Carlo knows how to write some of the hottest sex scenes you’ll ever read and, as always, her heroes are oh-so-yummy. Of course, no story would be complete without a bit of drama, and thanks to some snotty secondary characters and a bit of intrigue, there is just enough tension to keep you cheering for Destiny and Linc.

If you’ve never read anything by the uber-fantabulous Jianne Carlo, this is an excellent story to start with. She has a wonderful voice and a talent for combining scorching hot sex with gut-busting humor that will have you panting one moment and snorting the next. Read one, and you’ll be hooked.

Be sure to put A Paratrooper in a Pear Tree on your Christmas wish list.

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