Back in the Bedroom, by Jill Shalvis

>> Friday, August 24, 2007

TITLE: Back in the Bedroom
AUTHOR: Jill Shalvis

PAGES: 219
PUBLISHER: Harlequin Temptation

SETTING: Contemporary
TYPE: Series Romance
SERIES: I don't think so

REASON FOR READING: I think I bought it because of the review at AAR. I started reading it because I felt like something short and breezy.

When Tessa Delacantro agrees to house-sit, she doesn't expect armed robbers to throw her into the taut arms of the sexiest stranger she's ever met—Reilly Ledger. They're trapped together in a small room with an even smaller bed and a long, cold night ahead. Soon she's aching for his warmth, his touch—his mouth....

When ex-CIA agent Reilly helps Tessa escape, they swear to put their night of passion behind them. Tessa isn't usually attracted to a man so stoic, edgy and...dangerous. And Reilly is sure he'll never be the man Tessa deserves. But if it's so wrong, why does it feel so right? Because bed or no bed, nothing can stop what's started....
MY THOUGHTS: I gave up on this one after dragging it around for days and days and not being able to get past the first 50 or so pages.

The plot was actually ok... Tessa has agreed to housesit for her boss, but when she arrives, she's surprised by burglars who lock her in a room while they take their time to do their thing. The room's not empty, though. The thieves had been surprised earlier, too, by Tessa's boss' son, Reilly. So there they are, Tessa and Reilly (in his underwear), locked up together in a tiny room with only one bed. Potential for some nice sizzle, right there!

But... there were a few irritating details, like big, bad, former secret agent Reilly naming his accounting business a silly, cutesy name, or Tessa showing some TSTL impulses, but the main reason I had such a hard time reading this was the writing style. In between the dialogues (that is, in between each of them speaking, during a dialogue), there are loooong and pretty boring mental meanderings. Same thing in between things actually happening. My attention kept wondering from the book, time and time again.

It's a short book, at barely 220 pages, but if it continues this way, it would take me way too long to get to the end.



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