As the punk-goth manager of Las Vegas’s premiere adult toy store, Kai Tyler changes her hair color, nail color, and eye color the way some people change socks. In fact, she’s even changed her name. She owes no one, depends on no one, and stopped believing in happily ever after before she reached the age of ten. All she really wants out of life is a few good gadgets and the occasional day of pampering once in a while.
Luke Clarke loves his family, but he has no desire to fulfill his parents’ dream by getting married and going into politics. So when he’s invited to his sister’s week-long wedding gala, he asks Kai along as a decoy. Having a date will squelch his mother’s matchmaking attempts and Kai’s outrageous appearance might—just might—convince his family once and for all that he’ll never have a career in politics.
But as stress, desire, and close quarters eat away at the masks both Luke and Kai wear, their easy arrangement begins to transform into something neither expected. Will they cling to the stable roles of the past, or bet on an uncertain future together?
Panty Scorching- 4
Overall Rating- 4
Reviewed by Joanna
What a cute story.
The relationship between Kia and Luke was supposed to be fake.
Kia is a girl who works at a store selling sex toys and was asked by Luke to go to his sisters wedding with him, to upset his mother. She isn’t the type of girl you would bring home to your “conservative” parents. You see, Kia is the type of girl who colors her hair a different color with her crazy outfits and tattoos and piercings. Luke’s parents has wanted Luke to go into politics, and having a girlfriend like that would show his mother he doesn’t want to be in politics, he wants to be happy, and be a firefighter.
There is a week long of festivities before the wedding, and a lot happens during that week…some good, some not so good, but I loved the entire story.
It is a “feel good” romance with some hot sex mixed in.
About The Author
Laura K. Curtis does everything backwards. As a child, she was extremely serious, so now that she’s chronologically an adult, she feels perfectly justified in acting the fool. She started teaching at age fifteen, then decided to go back to school herself at thirty.
Laura has taught middle school social studies, high school literature, and college-level rhetoric, all with relative success. She’s also a full-on Mac geek who spent years as a consultant and running an academic computing lab. The only thing she completely failed at in the field of education was attempting to teach obedience to her pack of Irish Terriers. Currently, she lives in Westchester, NY, with her husband and two insane Irish Terriers who have taught her how easily love can coincide with the desire to kill.