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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Witness Bares All by Abby Wood

Witness Bares All by Abby Wood
Publisher: Etopia Press
Genre: Action/Adventure, Contemporary, Suspense/Mystery
Length: Short Story (32 pgs)
Other: M/F, anal play
Rating: 2.5 cherries
Reviewed by Tiger Lily

Some rules were meant to be broken…

FBI Agent Donovan Hall has always played by the book, until he’s asked to guard the very sexy prime witness in the Bureau’s most dangerous investigation. But Josie’s warm lips and fondness for nudity have him risking his rules for one more night in her bed. With Josie’s court date approaching, Donovan knows he can’t lose his edge. Not if he wants to keep her alive long enough to testify.

Josie knows the rock-hard FBI agent can go from hot to cold at will, but there’s no way she’s going to let him walk away without a fight. Getting past his resolve won’t be easy, but she’s determined to prove he needs more than just her testimony. Much, much more…

Hot, sticky, and on the run with a sexy man. Sound like you’re idea of a fun time? For Josie, it’s anything but fun. But you have to read Witness Bares All for the full story.

When I read the blurb for this short story, I was intrigued. I wanted to know how these two people would manage to get together without someone not making it to the end of the story. I needn’t have worried. Abby Wood packs a lot in a few short pages. And yes, there is a lot going on. The writing flows well and it’s a quick, but steamy read.

That said, there were a couple of things that kept me from enjoying the full potential of the book. While I love a hot story, I want connection between the characters before the sex. It seemed like things happened really, really fast and while fast is good, I wanted more back story as to why things were going as fast as they did. I give the author kudos for keeping a tight tale, but there were more than a few times I wished for more detail. I had to go back and reread to make sure I’d kept up with all that happened. I think with a slightly slower pacing, the action in the story could be absolutely dynamite. Another thing that was hard to grasp was the characters. I didn’t really feel like I got to know them. I liked both Josie and Donovan. Both have some great one-liners. But it was hard to really get into either character’s point of view. It was like I was on the outside, missing the great things happening on the inside. A little tighter on point of view and this story could be incredible.

But that’s not to say I didn’t like this book. Far from it. There is a lot of potential and tons of heart in Josie and Donovan’s story. The antagonist is juicy and naughty. Always a plus. And the banter between Josie and the secondary characters is quite comical at times. I liked the addition of the other G-men members. Oh, and there’s a scene in the woods, that is worth of a fan and a cool drink. You’ve been warned.

If you want a quick read, packed with heat, grab a copy of Witness Bares All.

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