September 5, 2011

Review: Slow Hands by Leslie Kelly

Author - Leslie Kelly
Genre - Contemporary
Series - N/A
Format - eBook (210p.)
Rating - 4/5 stars
Read an excerpt

This is Maddy Turner's lucky day. The civilized society girl just bid on sexy rogue Jake Wallace at a charity bachelor auction—and won! But Maddy knows Jake's dirty little secret. And it should keep her from trying out her new boy toy. Too bad she can't stop herself from indulging in raw, quite uncivilized sex all the same…

Jake Wallace is utterly bewitched by Maddy--and utterly bewildered. How can this tantalizing woman melt so rapturously under his ministrations one moment, then turn into a haughty queen the next? He's determined to get to the bottom of Maddy's agenda. One slow, delicious inch at a time…

• Liked •
Loved all the snappy one-liners! And the truly laugh out loud moments. The love scenes are hot enough to singe your eyelashes off without being vulgar. The majority of the book was a fast-paced read. I almost finished the whole thing in one sitting.

I enjoyed the characters of Jake and Maddy. They seemed believable, and I was rooting for them the whole time. Their chemistry in everything they did practically jumped off the pages. The perfect match, which is rare for me to see in the books I read.

• Didn't Like •
I didn’t get the point of the prologue at all. The Big Mistake™ could have been implemented without it. Penny and Janice never made an appearance past the prologue even! So, yeah, pointless. Another thing that bugged me was the constant use of the word “Earthy” in regards to Maddy. I got it the first dozen times, thanks. And finally, the ending slowed down to a snails pace. Almost like it was finished, but then Kelly realized she was short of her word count and had to extend it a chapter or two. It didn't ruin the book,just made the end seem sluggish.

• Final thoughts •
Overall, this was a great read. A fast-paced, witty, and fun romp. I was so excited that Maddy and Jake got their happy-ending! Emotions abounded, from tears to laugh-out-loud moments that garnered quite a few stares. As for the cover, it's a typical Blaze cover. I'm not keen on the coloring or the couple that look nothing like how I imagined Jake and Maddy. Oh well, I still highly recommend this book.


• Favorite quote •
Considering she’d dreamed about him for the past two nights—hot, Grey’s Anatomy inspired dreams of her being the filling in a triple decker McSteamy, McDreamy and McGigolo sandwich—she should be feeling McPanicked and McCornered.

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