I couldn't wait for this one, and wasn't disappointed! I got hooked on JD after downloading the first book in this series. That lead me to the second Little Town book, and the Heller series. I've reread the Little Town books a few times this year - whenever I'm craving something funny, entertaining and action packed, I definitely open JD! Her heroines are strong, delightfully aware of their flaws, and able to hold their own in the worst situations. You can't help rooting for both Tess and Tilly. The end of this one left me in tears - can't wait for the next one to find out what happens with Tess & Finn!
While I agree that the sex scenes were steamy, the story is sorely lacking. The story originally seems to be set in South Africa, but there are a lot of refernces to US law enforcement agencies. The blackmailing scheme is secondary to the sex - the threats to Cassie are almost an afterthought. The book as a whole would benefit from a proper editing to correct the holes in the story as well as the spelling errors and incorrect words. I would not have paid for this book - I downloaded it because it was free with a coupon code. Sex aside, a disappointing read.
The description of this story caught my eye, but unfortunately I stopped reading after the second chapter because the grammar was horrendous. I simply could get past the constant "she had tried" and "he had opened" - if you are writing in the past tense, it should be "she tried" and he opened" for a smooth read. It's a simple enough fix, but it turned me off immediately. I might give it a second shot if it is republished with editing. For now it is relegated to my delete list.
A very sweet story. It was refreshing to read a romance that didn't rely heavily on sex to move the plot. One thing I would mention is the use of Italian. I work with Italians and hear the language everyday. Some of the words used were literal translations instead of the common term you'll hear from Italians, most notable is sweet heart. Just a little thing I noticed - otherwise I enjoyed it.