For a short read, this one packs a lot of heat.
I love the work of Lucy Felthouse. I’ve never been steered wrong by her books. This one is short, but it’s high on heat. The characters aren’t together long—it’s only 39 pages—but the connection is there.
Penny got herself into trouble by trusting the wrong person. I could relate to her. Sometimes it’s hard to know who to trust. To atone for getting into this trouble (I won’t give away spoilers), she ends up at a soup kitchen for community service. She’s her own person, but she does have trust issues. I liked her, but thought the relationship to Maddox, the hero, ended up being a tad rushed. Still, this is a short story. I knew going in it would be quick.
Maddox isn’t who he seems. He looks like he’s a rough character and has some rough edges, but he’s a gem down inside. I didn’t get to know much about him, but I liked him.
This is a short, but hot story that’s great for a lunchtime read. If you want something guaranteed to singe the screen, then this might be the book for you.
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