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Friday, July 30, 2010

Engaging Evelyn by Jennifer Salaiz

Engaging Evelyn by Jennifer Saliaz
Publisher: Siren Publishing
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Short Story (135 pgs)
Other: M/F, M/F/M, Multiple Partners
Rating: 4 cherries
Reviewed by Agapanthus

Determined to overcome her broken heart, Evelyn devises the game Bets. She’s sure that if she stays distracted by good looking men, her problems will go away. But what she doesn’t expect is the persistent, gorgeous Brandon conveniently appearing everywhere she turns.

Brandon moves into the resort style condo prepared to make Evelyn fall in love with him. The last thing he expects is the ex-fiancĂ© showing up and complicating things. On a mission to make Evelyn pay, Brandon’s not willing to let anything get in his way. Even if that means submitting to the feelings he’s truly beginning to feel for her.

Having suffered from a broken heart, I can understand Evelyn’s desire to quench her passions without attachments, but she gets more than she bargained for when she meets her new neighbor.

Engaging Evelyn is the second volume in the “Bets” series. Now, that being said, it is a completely stand alone story that you can read without necessarily having read the first.

I really enjoyed this story and found it to be entertaining and endearing. In a short 135 pages Jennifer Salaiz takes us into the world of partying and casual sex that Evelyn has wrapped herself in since her fiancée Stephen left her, then twists everything all around with the addition of a handsome and determined Brandon.

My favorite character of the story has to be Brandon. He comes into the story seeking revenge and quickly finds himself wound up in more than he realized was happening.

The women of Engaging Evelyn are determined and fun loving and the men are strong and handsome, if at times a little foolish.

This is a great novella to enjoy poolside while sipping a martini and eyeballing the cabana boys.

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