Point Blank by Kaily Hart
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Length: Short Story (48 pgs)
Rating 4 cherries
Reviewed by Stephanotis
No more safe choices. No more watching life pass her by. No more regrets.
It’s Lanie Jameson’s new mantra, or it would be if she had the guts to pull it off. Lanie’s harbored a secret crush on bad boy Rex Harper for longer than she can remember. And there’s no time like the present, right?
When Rex sees Lanie again he knows nothing’s changed—he still wants her in his bed. Lanie’s got the same idea—to fulfill a fantasy long overdue—except Rex doesn’t want the fantasy to end. He wants it to be real. For good. He just has to convince Lanie to give him a chance beyond her point-blank proposition.
Lanie attends her high school reunion and has her heart set on Rex, who was the school outcast.
The first thing I liked about Point Blank was that Rex, despite being a sexy guy, had once been bullied and other kids were told to stay away from him. It made it a welcome change from a heroine chasing after the football hero. Lanie has always seen the good in him and it comes across as not just a physical attraction which I felt made her a sympathetic character and one you hope gets her man.
I liked the dialogue between these two characters. It was natural sounding, moved the story along and the pace was just right for this short read.
Sex scenes are hot and frequent and the outcome more than satisfying. If you love stories about old acquaintances reconnecting…or connecting for the first time, this is probably a good pick for you.