8.11.2011

Quickie Review: IOU Sex (Calista Fox)

Synopsis:

Fiona Carlisle didn't think anything could hurt as much as finding her fiancé in bed with her sister. But receiving an invitation to the happy couple's engagement party comes a close second. Determined to prove to her family and herself that she's moved on, Fiona has every intention of attending, looking red-hot and with an even hotter man on her arm. And there's only one man who will do: renowned photographer and reputed playboy Michael Houston.

Fiona's rebound fling with Michael was a brief but erotic romp. Michael has made no secret of the fact that he's still interested. So when Fiona asks him to escort her to the engagement party, he agrees, with one condition: she must spend a sensual weekend with him picking up where they left off.

Intensely attracted to Michael, Fiona can't resist his offer for long. But when the weekend is over, will she be able to resist giving him her heart?

Review:

What a fun novella this turned out to be. The story has been told before, but I honestly never get tired of it. Calista Fox did an excellent job, writing characters that were fun and relatable. She took a new spin on it, though, creating a history between Fiona and Michael. It made the chemistry between them much more believable.

The fact that Fiona has been emotionally scarred makes it difficult for her to trust again, but with some gentle nudging from Michael, her walls start to break down. I love their conversations. They are close friends as well as lovers and when Michael starts to talk to her about her past, she opens up to him, making me feel like they have a deeper connection than just sexual.

Oh, and who can resist the slap in the face it was when Fiona showed up at that engagement party looking smoking hot with a delicious man on her arm.  I could almost hear women everywhere cheering for Fiona as she made her presence (and eventually her opinion) known.  I think that's why I still love this story, regardless of how many times it's been told.  Who can resist a good come back story?

Rating:


I have read a lot of novellas and I don't usually give them more than three stars due to lack of depth.  But I really enjoyed this one.  Definitely deserving of four stars.

Heat Factor:


This novella was one smoking hot sex scene away from a four alarm fire!

A copy of IOU Sex was provided to me by the publisher and netgalley.com.

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