Sherrilyn Kenyon's story...a hit as always. Liz Carlysle...never read her before, but I'd go for her writing again. Nick was the perfect foil for an uptight? yeah, that's it, uptight sex therapist. Of course the setting was just down the road from my hometown, so that was a plus too. Nicole Camden on the other hand...honestly, I didn't like her story. It was very choppy and I don't care much for the first person POV, unless it's coming from a seasoned author who really knows how to write in that voice. It was obvious that her story was a first attempt. Good premise, and could make a very interesting novel if it were seriously fleshed out, but if that's the best she can do, I won't look for her work.
Sherrilyn Kenyon's story had appeared in her bad anthology, but it is a good one. Normal everyday teacher who reads romances gets to be her favorite heroine and act out her favorite book. in Let's Talk About Sex the story was good but it fizzled at the end...just lost steam. I enjoyed the premise of The Nekkid Truth, I was very interested in how the medical condition was used in the story and it kept me captivated.
Although Sherrilyn Kenyon's "Bad to the Bone" contribution in this book was cute (I mean who doesn't have the fantasy of being the secret agent heroine to a handsome hero), I definitely don't think it was her best work. It seemed to take a bit to get going and then ended quickly.
Liz Carlyle's "Let's Talk About Sex" was much the same way. The plot was cute and there were some good moments in the story but it felt like it built up only to wrap in two pages with a disappointment.
I did not like "The Nekkid Truth." It was very weird and all about the "erotica" scenes. The plot was horrible and I found myself thinking, who thinks like that?
Overall, I don't wish I never read the book but I could have passed on it and not missed a thing.
I definately have more respect for men in (and out) of uniform. I loved the stories each of the ladies provided and the characters are not easily forgotten. I can see each couple in other series. Great read.
Anthology of 3 stories. I usually love Kenyon, but did not like her story here: BAD to the Bone- a tale of a woman who wins a fantasy island contest and ends kidnapped by a secret agent on leave. The other two stories were much better. Liz Carlyle's Let's Talk about Sex- a radio talk show sex therapist has a hot affair with her neighbor. Nicole Camden's The Nekkid Truth- after an accident a woman can no longer recognize faces.
Multi-author anthology which has the first BAD story "BAD to the Bone" in Sherrilyn Kenyon's BAD series. A mild-mannered midwestern eacher wins the "Hideaway Heroine Sweepstakes." Intended as an orchestrated reliving of her favorite spy romance - she ends up kidnapped by a very bored real-life agent. The other two stories are readable, the last by Camden had a very interesting 'hook' - the heroine lost the ability to recognize people [including herself] due brain damage and the repercussions of that on her life was interesting.
Mysterious and untamable, they hold honor, strength, and courage close to their well-guarded hearts. But no matter how much their jobs require them to lay aside their personal lives, they cannot deny they have burning needs like any other man...
In "Bad to the Bone," teacher Marianne Webernec wins the "Hideaway Heroine Sweepstakes." Whisked away to a remote tropical island, Marianne's fantasies become real when Bureau of American Defense agent Kyle Foster kidnaps her and uncovers her every desire.
In "Let's Talk About Sex," Dr. Delia Sydney dishes out perfectly sound sex advice onthe radio but is easily seduced by her bad-boy neighbor. Just what is it about Nick Woodruff, a smooth-talking sergeant, that makes Delia do anything when she's with him?
Things get even hotter in "The Nekkid Truth" when crime scene photographer Debbie Valley loses the ability to recognize faces and must identify people by their bodies. Soon she finds that the wonders of Detective Marshall Scott's body never cease...and that he needs her to help catch a killer.
They are the intriguing strangers we pass on the street -- men who do whatever it takes to keep us safe from the evils of the world. Mysterious and untamable, they hold honor, strength, and courage close to their well-guarded hearts. But no matter how much their jobs require them to lay aside their personal lives, they can't deny that when their facades and clothes are stripped off, they have burning needs like any other man....
In Sherrilyn Kenyon's "BAD to the Bone," teacher Marianne Webernec wins the "Hideaway Heroine Sweepstakes" and a chance to pretend to be the heroine in her favorite romance novel. Whisked away to a remote tropical island, Marianne's fantasies become real when BAD (Bureau of American Defense) agent Kyle Foster kidnaps her. Together they uncover Marianne's every desire, and Kyle's secret fantasy, too.
In Liz Carlyle's "Let's Talk About Sex," Dr. Delia Sydney dishes out perfectly sound sex advice on the radio. So how is it that this slightly repressed divorcee is so easily seduced by her bad-boy neighbor? And just what is it about Nick Woodruff, a smooth-talking sergeant on a forced "vacation," that makes Delia feel she'll do anything -- anything -- when she's with him?
Things get even hotter in Nicole Camden's "The Nekkid Truth" when crime scene photographer Debbie Valley works more closely than ever with the detective who has fascinated her for years. After a harrowing accident Debbie finds her life forever changed when she loses the ability to recognize faces. She is forced to identify people by their bodies and soon finds that the wonders of Detective Marshall Scott's body never cease...and that he needs her unique gift to help catch a killer.