three short novels in one about three brothers and sisters. i really liked the first one, the 2nd one was even better, and the 3rd one was okay.
story #1 was Little Miss Innocent? ...here is a summary from the back cover: For Dr. Daniel Sawyers sex therapist Lace McGee was a puzzle. While she kept putting all sorts of inappropriate ideas into his sister's head, Lace was even better at putting all kinds of naughty thoughts into his head. But just how down 'n dirty is Lace really?
Story # 2 was Annie, Get Your Guy.... here is the back cover summary: No one likes being treated like a kid sister - especially by a guy who could curl a girl's hair faster that hot rollers in an electric socket. So when Annie Sawyers sets out to seduce Guy Donovan once and for all, she tracks down every book about sex she can find... One of them has to work, right?
story #3 was Messing Around with Max... here is the summary from the back cover: Maddie Montgomery has decided that things have gotten critical. She needs a couple of notches on her bedpost - fast! And rumor has it tht Max Sawyers is just the man to show her the goods...and then some. Now, if she can just get past his dog...
Three delightful stories, all centered around the Sawyers siblings. Daniel is the oldest brother; he's a doctor and the type to wear 12 pens in a pocket protector. However, Lace McGee, a sex therapist, and he have had vibes for years. When Lace is bitten on the behind by an obnoxious dog, Daniel decides to take over treating her accident personally. And, the sparks really start to fly.
The second story is about Daniel's sister, Annie. Altho she's old enough to be on her own and take care of herself, her brothers Daniel and Max are unwilling to let her do so. She's head over heels with a very close friend of the family, Guy. And, when Guy's car is hit by a truck, the boys vote that Annie should take charge of his care at the male cabin retreat. She's also been given a list of books to read up on by Lace, the sex therapist. So, how can she fail to get her man?
The third story is about Max, the middle brother. He's a lady-killer, passionate, romantic and has always had a "love them then leave them" attitude. Since he's discovered a stray dog, and after seeing his siblings tie the knot, he decides it's time to get serious. The only problem is that Miss Maddie is on the rebound from a bad relationship, and getting serious is the last thing on her mind. But, she's definitely up to putting a little spice in her life.
The plots are interesting in this book, and the romance sizzles. Definitely a good and quick read.
Three in one. How about a sex therapist and an uptight M.D.? Or a vivacious woman brought up in a household with a man who considers himself like a brother . . . and she lusts after? And a reformed rake with a neurotic, ugly dog and a social worker? Lots of fun.
Meryl K. (jeepchic16) reviewed Tempted: Little Miss Innocent? / Annie, Get Your Guy / Messing Around With Max on
This anthology was just OK for me. You can tell this is some of Foster's earlier work because some of the dialogue was really contrived. Perfect example: in Little Miss Innocent, Daniel says "hurt like the devil" at least twice. I'm sorry, have we suddenly been transported to the early 1900s?? That's just an example, but it's the sort of thing that really pulls me out of the story, and there was a lot of this. Messing Around with Max was my favorite story by far. The premise was silly, but I thought the dialogue and the characters' interactions were, on the whole, much more believable than in the other 2 stories.
Bottom line, definitely not Foster's best work, and these are just so-so for me.