Wednesday, 4 January 2012
365 books in 365 days Challenge ... Book #264
Overnight Sensation - Karen Foley
Mills & Boon Blaze
Harlequin Mills & Boon, 2007
From the back cover:
"Actress Ivy James is finally getting her big break!
She's been cast as the lead in a steamy blockbuster movie, a sizzling flick based on war hero Garrett Stokes's military— and sexual—experiences behind enemy lines. In the role, Ivy will be required to shoot a lot of on-screen sex scenes with her costar, one of Hollywood's top hunks. Unfortunately for Ivy, the only guy who can get her motor running is the technical consultant—Garrett himself!
Garrett has been secretly in love with Ivy for years. In fact, it was only his infatuation with her that got him through all those months in a military hospital. So when Ivy asks him to show her just how good the sex was, how can he resist? But will she still want to share his bed when she learns that Garrett's lust for her was the only reason she got the part?"
I have a bunch of books on my kindle that I bought during the summer and never got round to reading... oops! I'm going to try and work my way through them instead of buying more in the very tempting kindle sale!
The heroine Ivy arrives in Mexico to start filming a movie role of her dreams, although her arrive is less than pleasant after having to get on a deathtrap of a bus out to the middle of nowhere, and then her luggage goes missing. Waiting for her at the location is the hero Garrett, an ex special ops agent whose escape from a South American drug cartel is the subject of the movie. Garrett has been waiting for his chance to meet Ivy ever since he first saw her meet her injured brother in a military hospital where Garrett was recovering. Although the event never actually happened, Ivy is to play the supposed love interest of Garrett's character. When she struggles to get her character right she asks for Garrett's help. Their attraction to one another is fierce and pretty soon they give into their desire. However, Ivy still has not idea about Garrett's love for her and the role he playing in her getting the part.
I really enjoyed this book, it literally ticked all the boxes of what makes a good Blaze. I thought the hero and heroine bounced of each other well; their interactions are entertaining and the passion is blazing (no pun intended)! I simply adored the hero, sigh, he was so open and giving to the heroine, and his love for her felt totally genuine. The plot is fantastic, so well thought out and interesting. The start reminded me of Romancing the Stone and had me laughing!
This book manages to be both hot and tender at the same time, and I loved it!