Bad Boys with Expensive Toys: The Fourteen Million Dollar Poodle / The World is Too Darned Big / Anything You Can Do...
Bad Boys with Expensive Toys The Fourteen Million Dollar Poodle / The World is Too Darned Big / Anything You Can Do Author:Nancy Warren, MaryJanice Davidson, Karen Kelley It's not the toys, it's the way you use them... — Play nice? Play fair? Not on your life. But with these bad boys and their expensive toys, it's so much more fun to play dirty.... — *** THE FOURTEEN MILLION DOLLAR POODLE by Nancy Warren — Labor dispute negotiator Vince Grange has a reputation for bei... more »ng a tough guy. Tough guys hammer out deals, drink beer, and keep their well-muscled, six-foot-four physiques in shape. They do NOT inherit frou-frou toy poodles named Mimi who only understand French. Good thing Vince was a softie for his late eccentric aunt, and really good thing she left him fourteen million dollars so he can hire a French dog nanny. But the minute sultry Sophie Veneau shows up, Vince takes a sudden interest in learning whatever she has to teach, especially if it's the French for "why don't we go to my room...?"
*** THE WORLD IS TOO DARNED BIG by MaryJanice Davidson
The name's Dyson. Benjamin Dyson. Genius engineering geek by day... and unfortunately, genius engineering geek by night. Ben may work for the CIA, but he's the mild-mannered brainy type who wouldn't know a gun from a gear shift. Enter Tara Marx. She's six feet of big, bad, booty-kicking fearlessness, and she needs Ben on her mission ASAP. Now, Ben has a chance to live out his secret fantasy -- and Tara's getting more than she bargained for... because once she puts Ben in touch with his sexy bad side, he may just teach a pro a few, very naughty new tricks....
*** ANYTHING YOU CAN DO... by Karen Kelley
Computer entrepreneur Alex Cannedy loves women -- the way they move, talk, smell... and other things. He'd love to get to show Kagen Yates a good time, but his sister has declared the wealthy designer off-limits. She even makes him pinkie-swear not to so much as wink at the hot babe who's had her heart broken by men just like Alex. But Kagen wants to have a burn-up-the-sheets weekend of pleasure with Alex and won't take no for an answer. Now, she's laying down the gauntlet -- 48 hours of nonstop seduction by both parties. Whoever makes the other break first is the winner... and winner will definitely take all....
These bad boys have all the right toys. Good thing they're willing to share....« less
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.
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.