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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Kidnapping the Groom by Desiree Holt and Allie Standifer

Kidnapping the Groom by Desiree Holt and Allie Standifer
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (53 pgs)
Other: BDSM, M/F, Anal Sex
Rating: 4.5 cherries
Reviewed by Tiger Lily

Cameron Greeley had spent a lot of years trying to put the memory of Gabe Holder behind her. But now he’s getting married to the wrong person and, despite the way they’d parted, she can’t let that happen.

Kidnapping Gabe and taking him to an isolated cabin, she treats him to hours of the hottest sex either of them could imagine. In one all-too-short evening they indulge in every erotic act she can think of—and then she dumps him back at his house, the memory of those hours eating at her. Will he let her go, or will he come after her, taking her into his bed and into his heart?

What do you do when you find out the one that got away is about to marry the wrong woman? Kidnap him and show him the sexual time of his life, that’s what. Are you intrigued? I was, so I read Kidnapping the Groom.

This was my first Desiree Holt story, but it won’t be my last. She and Ms. Standifer write captivating characters that I wanted to know more about. I felt like I was right there with them. I shared their joys and fears. Yes, I was emotionally involved with this story from page one.

Cameron Greeley is one interesting heroine. She wants Gabe more than she can explain. Hearing he’s about to wed a loose woman grinds her gears. I loved her tenacity. She knows what she wants and who she wants, but she’s a normal woman. When things go her way, she bolts, like a normal woman and it was easy to identify with her. What if she wasn’t enough woman for him? What if he really loved the other woman? She’s sure she loves him, but not sure what she’s going to do with him when she’s got him.

And Gabe... I love a guy who can play dumb and still be pretty sharp at the same time. He’s scarred and scared. Things didn’t go his way in the past, but instead of meeting them head-on, he reverts inwardly. I could identify with him as well, having been through an accident and not being up to perfection. I wanted to hug the guy, even when he was strung up, because I sympathized with him.

If you want a pair of characters that will stay with you even when the book closes, you need to read Kidnapping the Groom. I give this story 4.5 cherries.

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