The Fourteen Million Dollar Poodle by Nancy Warren has Vince Grange a tough and manly labor negotiator who inherits a rich toy poodle. This poodle only answers to French, so Vince hires a nanny. Sophie Veneau agrees to watch Mimi, but her owner Vince is make her heart race. Vince is having serious problems with Sophie he wants her for himself. Nancy Warrens story is funny and sexy, it's a must read.
MaryJanice Davidson's The World Is Too Darned Big has Dr. Ben Dyson wishing he could use the fancy spy gadgets he makes to help safe the world. He gets his chance when spy Tara Marx falls into his willing lap. Tara Marx is working to retrieve some stolen Intel. She wasn't planning on a spy wannabe helping. Ben and Tara's wit and passion will make you laugh and swoon. MaryJanice delivers another story that will tickle your funny bone and steam up your night.
Karen Kelley's in Anything You Can Do... has playboy Alex Cannedy being a roommate for a week with the one woman he promised not to touch. He promised his sister that he would not make a move on her new hubby's best friend Kagen Yates. But all bets are off when Kagen throws a dare that Alex can't last 48 hours before he gives in to his desires. What follows is an amusing and sexy game of one upmanship. Alex and Kagen are a hot and titillating couple.
The first novella in the anthology by Nancy Warren with the poodle story was the best of the three in this book. The second story by Mary Janice Davidson was okay, had a funny scientist/spook theme. The third story was blah, with some made up tension of two people sharing an apartment, but the plot didn't really draw me in, was unrealistic and didn't see what the characters had in common.
I was really looking foward to this book, but was totally disappointed. Just couldn't get into it at ALL!!! I got it from Paperbackswap one day and the next day I reposted it. Hope you have more luck with it.
I have to say I was disappointed with this. I have read all of the other "Bad Boys" books and they were terrific. The stories in this just couldn't grab by attention. I really wanted this for Ms. Davidsons, it was ok, but not great.
The Fourteen Million Dollar Poodle - Nancy Warren
Manly man Vince Grange inherits a French speaking (hearing?) poodle named Mimi. He is rightly horrified and immediately hires a French speaking dog nanny who is a godsend until someone tries to kill her and kidnap Mimi. The antics of this crew are delightful. The romance is anything but sweet with our manly man but enjoyable anyway.
The World is Too Darned Big - Mary Janice Davidson
I immediately disliked her writing style - choppy, abrupt sentences. A total rip-off of James Bond and badly done at that. Techno geek Ben Dyson gets scammed by the bad guys to develop some nifty device to help their cause. When he realizes this, he immediately sets out to find them and get his device back. Gimme a break. I found this tedious, boring, the anti-hero was a joke, and the romance was ridiculous.
Anything you can do... - Karen Kelley
This is the best of the anthology. The mutual seduction of Alex and Kagen is an exciting one-up-manship of tease and retreat. Well written though rushed do to the length. I can imagine how good it would have been as a full length novel.