Educating Macey by Missy Jane
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Length: Short Story (52 pages)
Rating: 4.5 Cherries
Reviewed by Honeysuckle
Sex has taken a backseat on my priorities list for a while now—being a single mother never allowed me the chance to dwell on it. But then my daughter grew up and Max moved in next door. Just seeing his sexy-as-hell body and hearing the way he growls my full name, Macey Lane, gets me all hot and bothered. I am not a woman of experience, but Max is more than willing to teach me. His lesson plans may be too delicious to pass on, but is hot sex worth the risk of becoming another of his conquests?
“What are you afraid of, Macey Lane?” That is the million dollar question in Missy Jane’s hot little novella Educating Macey. I’ve read some really creative and fun “older woman, younger man” type books but this is the first one that had me really considering the attraction. Maybe it was the age of the female lead, Macey.
She’s my generation and the plot hits a little close to home. Not my home personally, but a close friend. Anyway, Max and Macey’s story has a genuine appeal because it could happen and probably does.
Macey was obviously a teen mom at some point and when the marriage to her daughter’s father didn’t work out she was left to raise Haley alone. Max is the amazing next door neighbor that is looking for a fresh start after his own personal plan for romance falls flat. Where Macey lacks in experience, Max is fully prepared to provide time and technique. I really liked that Ms. Jane had Max and Macey get to know each other as friends and neighbors over a year before they take it to the next level. Macey is pretty practical and knows that she’s not one to play games but she underestimates Max’s ability to not only be able to commit but to actually want to commit.
Ms. Jane won me as a fan girl when I read Two Week Trial, and Educating Macey simply reinforces my love for her stories and the characters she creates. The women are real and strong due to circumstances in their past. They aren’t beaten down but you get the sense that they are ready for their hero to step in and take care of them. Then there are Ms. Jane’s men. Wow! Again, she tends to write the everyday hero but he’s the man every woman wants. He’s self-assured with just the right amount of alpha to not give up easy but blended with a good dose of romantic to make her heart melt.
Bravo! Ms. Jane on another fabulous win. I can’t wait to see what you have for us next!