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Thursday, September 1, 2011

100 Points For Miss Kitty by Laci Leigh

100 Points For Miss Kitty by Laci Leigh
Publisher: kNight Romance Publishing
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (27 pgs)
Other: M/F
Rating: 3 cherries
Reviewed by Nymphaea

It’s the Fourth of July weekend, and after a bad day at the office, Katrina’s life instantly takes a different twist when she arrives home to find her sexy new neighbor Todd half naked and washing his car.

As Todd’s interest peaks, Katrina has her own set of rules before he gets a chance to meet Miss Kitty. He has to earn a total of one hundred points in a day’s time, or no Miss Kitty.

Through a hysterically funny chain of events, Katrina realizes that Todd is just what she needed, someone who can break through the walls around her heart.

Her Fourth of July weekend turns out to be more than just fireworks for dear Miss Kitty!

Boy meets girl and seduction ensues.

I’m not a big fan of first person. I like both sides of the story. I have to say in this case, although I certainly wanted to see things from Todd’s point of view, it worked seeing things through Katrina’s eyes. Laci Leigh brings the normal and everyday life into the story. I liked that Katrina and Todd are like people I know. The problems aren’t astronomical and insurmountable, but it’s a slice of life kind of tale.

As much as I enjoyed the story, there were things that made it occasionally difficult. It’s short, which actually works for the tale. It’s a quick, sexy read for the lunch hour. That said, there were moments when the story dragged. I kept thinking, if you’re getting along so swimmingly, then go for it. The fact that I was emotionally drawn in did help with the plot.

I can totally understand Katrina’s point of view in life. She’s been through some tougher times and has shut down to a degree. The way she sees things is easy for readers to relate to. We’ve all had things come up that make us think totally different ways about our lives. At the same time, she’s very closed and a little negative. I could understand it and yet, it took a little away from the story. And then there’s her rating system. Lots of women have a similar system, but sometimes it came across that she worried more about her bodily response than her emotional response.

Then there’s Todd. I really wanted to see more of him. Laci Leigh writes a yummy visual for the man challenging Katrina. The scene with the hose totally stayed with me. I loved the plot twists and the way the story worked itself out. Pleasantly surprising.

If you want a hot story that’s a sexy little nibble, then this is the book for you.

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