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Monday, October 31, 2011

Party Naked by Mari Carr

Party Naked by Mari CarrPublisher: Ellora’s Cave Publishing
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (105 pgs)
Other: M/F, bdsm, Anal, Spanking
Rating: 4 cherries
Reviewed by Dianthus

Stephanie Harper is perfectly happy co-owning Books and Brew, where she slings drinks and entertains her friends with cutting wit and a cynical take on love. She’s convinced she has no time for anything deeper than sex; she has a business to run, after all. And her thrice-married mother has proven happy ever after doesn’t exist.

Jarod Nolan begs to differ. Chance has him running into Steph—and giving her a ticket—one morning, but it’s fate that finds him in her place of business that same evening. A sizzling one-night stand ensues, and although Stephanie escapes before he wakes the next morning, Jarod is already sure she’s worth the chase.

Steph’s more than willing to party naked with the hot cop, but she’s adamant they’re driven by lust, not love. Jarod is prepared to prove otherwise, even if it means giving up one of the things he and Stephanie do best…

What’s that old saying? Abstinence makes the heart grow fonder?

Strong minded Heroines and devastatingly sexy Heroes always make for a great story. Add in a great plot line and sexual chemistry and you have Party Naked. This book will keep you page turning wanting more. So if you like to read about a HEA with a real story attached, something that you could see happening in to you in real life, than this is a story to check out.

Coming from a recent break-up leaves Jarod, our main male character, less than open minded to the idea of meeting someone new, until he sets his sights on Stephanie and her double parked VW Bug. Not only is Jarod a recently promoted police detective but he is also blocked in by her car and not the happiest camper about it. Stephanie is having a crappy few hours... well more like entire day. From the moment she opened her eyes that more until running into Jarod it has been one negative after another, making her want a ground hog day redo. Their meeting is fate, or so it would seem, but off to a bumpy start does not a great relationship make.

After their initial meeting, Jarod stumbles upon Stephanie again and can’t seem to keep his hands off her, realizing that she is someone that he needs to have and that she may be the answer to all his unasked questions. As the relationship develops, sexual tension builds, secrets are told, and feelings are realized. Fate was definitely on the side of these two that day Stephanie happened to double park in front of this grumpy cop.

Party Naked is a story for those looking to read a believable tale of two strangers finding how much they have in common when on the surface they couldn’t be more different. Mari Carr finds a way to keep a reader wanting more while still making the story believable and enjoyable for anyone. For a great read with a wonderful plot line this is a book to put at the top of your TBR pile and an author to add to your keep pile for sure.

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