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Lightning That Lingers #25 Sharon and Tom Curtis (Laura London)
Meetup: Shy librarian heroine visits local male strip club. He’s the star act.
Conflict: She’s a shy librarian, and he’s a male stripper.
The Penetration Station: “He blew softly along her hairline, and slowly entered her” (p. 138). No honeyed havens here ladies and gents.
Survey Says: It’s a classic. Pure and simple. Notice no 80s standouts here. Nothing to laugh at. I read Windflower last year this time, and it’s haunted me ever since. This little book, though not at the level of Windflower, certainly blows everything else in this Loveswept category line out of the water. Sweet. Funny. A hero you can taste. A heroine not unlike Ana from 50 shades in that you wonder what he sees in her, but then the authors give her pluck and bittersweetness. So you’re happy for her. Happy for you. Happy.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars