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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Research Required by Amber Skyze

Research Required by Amber Skyze
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (79 pgs)
Other: M/F
Book Rating: 4.5 cherries
Reviewed by Honeysuckle

Ethan’s on the run from the mob. He’s in for a surprise when he knocks on the door of his sister’s neighbor. The last thing he needs is a distraction like Bailey. She’s sexy and sassy and dressed in skimpy shorts—and he wants to take her where she stands.

Sex with a stranger? Bailey would never think of it. Ethan’s no stranger though, he’s her friend Jenna’s brother, so that makes him a friend too, right? Sex in the kitchen, sex in the bedroom, sex on the couch, it doesn’t matter. Bailey can’t get enough of this hot-blooded stranger.

Will Ethan’s past catch up to him and ruin any hopes for their future?

Are you looking for a quick little romp with just enough plot to keep it interesting? Look no further than Amber Skyze’s Research Required.

I have to admit, I was totally drawn in by the premise in the blurb. Bailey opens the door expecting to see the pizza guy and instead meets sexy and somewhat mysterious Ethan King. Ethan just happens to be the brother of her best friend and neighbor, Jenna. Bailey needs him. Ethan wants her. What ensues is sexy as sin, fun and even gets a little dangerous when the mob gets involved.

Bailey’s character had me blushing and grimacing at the same time. For a large portion of this short story she walks around in nothing more than short shorts and a tank top. She wants Ethan, whom she just met, to notice her sexually. But she then acts alarmed when he not only notices but acts on her teasing glances and their shared sexual chemistry. She’s worried that he’s a player, but then flirts outrageously in the next breath. To be honest, though, I could hardly blame her -- Ethan is one hot and hunky hero!

Despite Bailey’s confusing personality, I honestly enjoyed this novella. Ms. Skyze never fails to entertain. Her characters are always multi-dimensional and her stories keep the reader thoroughly engaged from beginning to end. Pick up a copy of Research Required for some fun, a little danger and lots of steamy sex. You won’t be disappointed.

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