Between the Sheets by Genie Davis & Linda Marr
Publication Date: February 24, 2014
Reviewed by: Reading In Pajamas/ Donna
Rated: 3 Stars
Erotic romance writer Jenna Brooks lives an ordinary life in a quiet Oregon town, putting her sensual heart into her fiction rather than her everyday life. Deeply involved in her latest story about glamorous lovers on the run, she laughs off a carnival gypsy’s prediction that she’ll find everything she desires “between the sheets”—apparently those her DeskJet is printing. Because suddenly, Jenna finds herself drawn into her own stories, literally. When the seductive, mysterious Riley Stone rescues her from an attempted hit and run, she’s plunged into a reckless, wild relationship unlike anything she’s ever experienced—except on paper.
Meanwhile, Riley is feeling pretty upended himself. A consultant with the FBI, he’s on a mission to derail a drug kingpin whose wealth and extensive real estate is managed by Jenna’s neighbor. He’d planned to ingratiate himself with Jenna just enough to gain access to her neighbor’s apartment so he can keep a close eye on the neighbor’s comings and goings. Instead, he finds himself not only drawn to Jenna, but falling for her, hard. On the heels of this realization comes the discovery that her new neighbor didn’t move in next door by chance: Jenna’s father is the last holdout against a drug money fueled billion dollar development scheme, and her neighbor plans to take and hold Jenna hostage until the necessary papers are signed.
As Riley struggles to keep Jenna safe, the romance they’ve woven could force them to pay the ultimate price: admitting they’ve fallen in love—for real.
This was a fun mystery with enough action to keep you wondering how things would resolve. There was also a nice warm romance between Jenna and Riley. Although I enjoyed the storyline, some of the scenes didn’t seem to flow into the next and was a bit choppy. Also at times it made me think that Jenna and Riley each had their own author when a scene wasn’t about “them” but rather just one with only snippets of the other’s reaction but never really being pulled into the scene. It was a nice quick read where I just had to know how it ended.
*ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.