Liquid Silver Books, $2.99, ISBN 978-1-62210-248-8
Contemporary Romance, 2015
Life is hectic these few days, so I’m looking for something quick and easy when I zoom in on Kristi Hancock’s Dessert for Two. Since it’s marketed to be something naughty, well, I’m down with that.
Lani Hartsell is trying to get into an exclusive Italian restaurant for some much-needed downtime after a bad encounter with her boss. Unfortunately, there seems to be no table available… until David Rafaeli, whose cousin runs the place, shows up and decides to let her in as his “friend”. Lani naturally decides to take their “friendship” to a new level, hence the title of this story. It starts under the table, and the fun then goes straight up to the top.
This one could have been a great tale of a torrid encounter. After all that build up under the table, the love scene arrives, and… well, let’s just say that it’s not bad at all. Front, back, sideways, and all the emergency exits are well and thoroughly explored.
But the author then ruins everything by having the main characters act like condoms are used only to prevent pregnancy, so the guy can just woosh all over the place if she’s on the Pill. Way to ruin the fantasy by reminding me that there are still people out there who have sex with perfect strangers without taking proper precautions. I suppose that, with this being a romantic boink-fest, at least they’d both be enjoying the itches and cold sores together forever, HPV ever after.