4 out of 5 Licks
Valentine’s Day—the bane of Rory Sinclair’s existence. Hard to forgive the one holiday responsible for the single most moronic decision of her life. If it was up to her, she’d skip anything to do with cupid, but with her business partner home sick with the flu, she’s stuck delivering a bunch of cookie bouquets to a local firehouse. Who knows, maybe she’ll cure her Valentine’s Day neurosis and heat up the mattress with a hunky firefighter. Her plan of donning some edible undies and getting her freak on goes up in flames though the instant she steps through the doors of Station 5 and spots Bennet Jackson—the man responsible for her decade long Valentine’s Day boycott.
No matter how hard he’s tried, Ben has never gotten over the innocent girl he foolishly let slip between his fingers. When Rory unexpectedly crashes back into his world, he figures it’s his only shot at righting the wrongs of his past and getting her back in his bed and his life. For good. Unfortunately, she has other plans. Ones that don’t include him. He’s well aware that she has every reason to despise him, but if there’s one thing he’s up for, it’s a challenge. Because there’s no way in hell he’s losing the woman of his dreams again. And this time he’s prepared to pull out every dirty, sexy, and hotter-than-sin trick to convince her to stay.
Can I just say I love me some Jodi dialog….
“Oh yeah? You ask her out one time, she says no, and now you’re all Emo in the corner and probably debating knitting yourself a new pair of man panties. Sounds like the essence of quittertude to me.” “Dude. Man panties?” “Yep. Bet they’re pink. With little bows.”
I love Jodi’s books for the sheer fact of the geeky girl references, because only in Jodi’s books can you get references to alien probes and star wars in the same book…lol
I loved this quick, satisfying Valentine story revolving around Rory and Ben. Okay you have to admit after reading the story that Ben was your typical ding dong male who leaves Rory with a dumb explanation of why he is leaving her on Valentine’s Day! Ben really believed he was doing right by Rory. Rory on the other hand is devastated and boycotts Valentine’s day every year after that. Neither of them have ever gotten over the other and when they do bump into each other after years you can see that the connection and love is still there. Rory and Ben’s second chance is filled with fun dialog, hot love scenes and tender moments.
Highly recommend this if you are looking for a great Valentine’s romance.