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on February 7, 2004
Judd Thompson, president of Pegasus, sends Marissa Sturgess to New Orleans to persuade software designer Beau Thibbedeaux to create a new video-game that enables couples to realize their sexual fantasies. Beau finds the gung hole take that hill at all cost Marissa, a brigadier general's daughter, amusing but admits to himself he would desires that the passion she puts into her work be sent his way. He makes her his stimulator.
As Marissa and Beau play their own version of boudoir antics, the Big Easy heats up hotter than a summer night in the French Quarter. Soon the duo falls in love, but what will happen once his torrid video game is complete and she goes back to her aspirations that do not include a rascally rowdy rousing programmer.
AS YOU LIE IT is a wild bedroom romance starring two delectable lead characters who seem so opposite on first look, but readers will realize they both share a passion for life. Marissa is a no nonsense workaholic while Beau enjoys frolicking as much as programming. However when it comes to Marissa virtual reality seems shallow as only reality in his bed is what he wants if he can only persuade her not to delete their growing love for one another. This blazing romance that fans will enjoy.
Harriet Klausner
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on February 28, 2005
1.5 stars. This story did absolutely nothing for me. Yes, yes, the sex scenes were over the top, but the only one with any character developement was Marissa. Beau, in my humble opinion, was way too typical of the kind of man portrayed in HQ books. "Let me teach you about your sexuality."-? Beau wants to teach her how to have fun--but when we first meet Beau-he isn't all that happy. So how can he teach anything?

The premise of a sex video game for people with dyfunctional sex lives--sounds like porn to me. Really--what's in a video game that isn't in porn? Role playing-check. Food--check. Lame dialogue-double check.

The only thing I wished could have been expanded on was Marissa confrontation with her father. I would've like to see him see the error of his ways--but whatever.
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on December 13, 2004
Marissa Sturgess is ambitious, determined and in full control of everything. That is, until she's sent to New Orleans to entice a roguish video-game designer into creating a brand-new one to help couples explore their sexual fantasies. Little does she realize that she'll be his inspiration!

Delectable bachelor Beau Thibbedeaux has his own designs, however, and he plans on teaching Marissa a few things about steamy desires and letting go. But he never expects the ultrasexy assignment - nor Marissa - to be this consuming....

The game has begun. The rules have been forgotten. And the nights have never been hotter....
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on March 5, 2004
Opposite the title page of all Harlequin BLAZE books is a letter written by the author to the reader. I always read these to get an idea of what direction the author is coming from in telling the story. Ms. Wilde says she "learned a great deal" about herself in the process of writing this book. Obviously, she incorporated a lot of personal truths into these characters - and for this, I applaud (and thank) her. Once in a rare while I read a book in which I can 'recognise' the characters enough to say to myself, "This could be about my man and me." This is one of those books. AS YOU LIKE IT touches on issues familiar to many; issues which take courage to face and to conquer. When real, unconditional love is at stake, why not take the risk? Well told story, hot sex, real love. Definitely worth buying and enjoying.
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