A Little Bit Naughty by Anne Rainey
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Length: Short Story (52 pgs)
Other: M/F, anal sex
Rating: 4.5 cherries
Reviewed by Tiger Lily
Resistance is no longer an option…
A Tahoe Nights story.
Faced with the annual family reunion in Lake Tahoe, Amanda Harding cringes inwardly like the awkward teenager she used to be, not the successful bookstore owner she is now. Once again she’ll be bombarded by questions about her dreadful status as a single woman. And, like always, she’ll feel the weight of her parents’ disappointment that their only child isn’t happily married and pregnant with their first grandchild.
As she relates her troubles to her good friend Leo, she’s shocked to the core by his offer to pose as her soon-to-be fiancé. Then all she can think about is getting tangled up in the sheets—and with Leo’s deliciously hard body.
Leo Prentice has always wondered what his quiet, bookish Amanda looked like beneath the conservative suits, but the prospect of wrecking their friendship has kept his dirty mind in check. Until their first fake kiss. Playing Amanda’s lover seemed like a win-win. But the little bookworm stirs a fire in him unlike any other woman.
Soon, the teasing touches and sensual looks are all too real…and not nearly enough.
Best friends should never take things to the next level—should they? It’s bad and will ruin the friendship—correct? But what if that person is the best thing to ever happen to you? And you can’t keep your hands off him?
Then it’s time to get A Little Bit Naughty.
I’ve said before: I love Anne Rainey’s work. The writing is fast-paced and the characters are endearing from page one. This book was no exception. Sure, it’s short and a little lean on details, but short stories have a box they must fit into. Yes, I’d like to see more of these characters. I liked the ending and wanted to know what happened after the last page. I read the book in one sitting and went back for a second reading it was so good.
Amanda has her issues. She’s worked hard to be successful as the owner of her bookstore. Kudos to her. Finding Mr. Right? Well that’s a different subject. What woman got the man-hunting issue down on her first try? Few. The fact that she’s not perfect made her more fun to me. I wanted to see her succeed. And really, who could choose a better guy than Leo? He’s good with his hands, can build things, and he’s a walking wet dream. I’m hooked. Where can I sign up for my own Leo? When these two get down to business...it’s hot. I wiped the condensation off my screen more than once.
The secondary characters are sparse, but totally needed for the story to flow. There wasn’t a bit of this story I wanted to change. I smiled, I squirmed, and I sighed.
If you’re looking for a hot story that’s guaranteed to leave you with a smile on your face as you sip your cold drink, then this is the book for you. I give A Little Bit Naughty 4.5 cherries.