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Middle school librarian and aspiring writer Julia Morgan’s last relationship ended months ago. Once labeled as “boring in the bedroom,” she visits Behind Closed Doors, an adult toy store, hoping to spice up her sex life. The aisles of erotic products aren’t nearly as hot as the store’s sexy owner, but is she brave enough to let a virtual stranger coax her out of her sexual shell?
Read an Excerpt
Clay lowered his body down to her right side. “Smells girly in here too. Like you. Like roses and lemons?”
“Didn’t you know? All women have to burn candles periodically. It’s part of our handbook.”
“Really? Can’t say I did know. Do you have a copy of this handbook? You know. For science.”
Julia shrugged. “Maybe I ruined our secret. No written copies available for men.”
“Maybe you did.” He stared at her, his gaze roving across her body. “So you want to watch a movie or something?”
His blood was humming, his pulse racing. He hoped hers was too.
“A movie? Sure. Perfect.” She flipped the TV on, settling on the first movie she saw, some random comedy. “This one okay?”
His gaze locked on her. “Perfect.”
“Yep. Perfect.” She glanced down at her hands in her lap.
It was time to make a move. “So can I?” He scooted even closer as he ran the pad of his thumb over her bottom lip, her skin hot beneath his fingers.
She blinked. “Can you what?”
“Kiss you?” He hovered, almost touching her lips with his. But he waited.
“Please.” She took a ragged breath before he slid his hand to the back of her neck, pulling her even closer to him, his gaze locked with hers. He took his time, kissing her like she was a fine wine, something to savor. Like he was a drowning man and the only oxygen was through her.
You know, once upon a time, I used to read hot little books like this all the time. In fact, the Scarlett line from The Wild Rose Press was my go-to publisher for them. For whatever reason, I stopped reading them. Tastes change I guess. However, I’m so glad that not only did I read this one but I found a debut author in the process. Ms. Reilly took an all too familiar premise and give it a spin that I could totally relate to.
Julia and Clay are great together. Sure it was a bit of instalove but their relationship made sense to me from the beginning. Julia is looking to spice up her life and going to a toy store is one way to do it. What was great though is that Clay saw past the awkwardness and really got to know Julia in the end. Listened to her, saw her dreams, and really wanted to help her in the end…beyond the sex. Which will almost melt your e-reader but I digress. Yes, folks, this book is hotter than Hades but trust me, the sex in it makes sense. Ms. Reilly will make you blush but there is a reason for it. Remember Julia? Yep, she’s a great student and Clay’s an awesome teacher.
The book is short. Like about 60 pages and Ms. Reilly does a great job with Clay and Julia. I really got to know them and believed in their romance. I will admit that there is something in the book that I wished I had. I’ll let you think about that. If you are looking for a quick, hot read with realistic characters and a plot that is totally relevant then pick it up. You won’t be sorry. I’m off to the Scarlett line for more to read.
About the Author:
Rachael Reilly is a steamy romance writer living right outside Nashville, Tennessee. She also previously worked as a freelance writer for smaller magazine publications.
When not writing things that make her blush, Rachael can be found people watching, reading most anything she can get her hands on, or searching for her own Prince Charming through online dating. These activities are almost always accompanied by a glass of lemonade or cheap wine.
The book will be on sale for $0.99 from October 16 – October 30.
Book Link: https://amzn.to/32S28Bq