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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Scorched by Desiree Holt and Allie Standifer

Scorched by Desiree Holt and Allie Standifer
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (55 pgs)
Other: M/F, masturbation, Voyeurism
Rating: 4.5 cherries
Reviewed by Tiger Lily

Kasey Jacobs spends her days as a bookkeeper for a discount furniture store and her nights writing erotic romances, still waiting to meet the man who could ring her chimes. Maybe her new neighbor, Skyler Brody… Too bad she hasn’t seen him since the day he moved in.

Then Skyler, a cop recuperating from a gunshot wound, spies Kasey pleasuring herself in front of an open window and nearly trips over his tongue rushing to introduce himself. The sex is instantaneous and hot, with all the explosiveness of fireworks.

But Kasey wants something Skyler isn’t prepared to give. Perhaps they can find a way to each other’s heart—if they don’t burn themselves out with their nightly erotic activities.

Two super hot neighbors and a set of open blinds between them. What do you think will happen?


And let me tell you, when you’re done reading, you’ll feel Scorched, too.

I know when I read a story by Desiree Holt, it’s going to be hot. Add in the element of Allie Standifer and the story blazes. I felt like I was right there on the little cul-du-sac with Kasey and Skyler, taking part in the voyeurism and loving every moment.

Ms. Holt and Ms. Standifer have a way of creating characters that stick with me long after the last page. In the case of Scorched, I haven’t stopped thinking about Kasey or Skyler. I have a soft spot for cops and Skyler doesn’t disappoint. I could see him in my mind and he was darned sexy. What at first irritated then endeared him to me was his sense of fear — fear of losing everything. Cops have a lot to lose when push comes to shove and tend to be closed off. I liked the realism of his emotions, even when he drove me nuts. To me the mark of a great character is to snag the reader so that he or she is emotionally involved. I am very much involved.

Kasey is an interesting conundrum of a character. She works the prim and proper slash wild child act well. She reminded me of Clark Kent. I loved her way of dealing with Skyler as well. She stood her ground and it was great.

I even loved the brothers and am hoping Ms. Holt and Ms. Standifer help me out by writing them stories. Yes, I am waiting.

If you want a story that’s hot, hot, hot, then you need to read Scorched. It’s a keeper. I give it 4.5 cherries.

1 comment:

Allie Standifer said...

Tiger Lily,

Thanks for the great review! Have no fear Reed & River will have their stories told. Along with several of their friends. Turn Up The Heat has been a blast to write and I don't want to end it anytime soon :)

Allie Standifer