Twin sister Amber Willis travels the world playing with men's hearts and baring her beautiful body to the camera. When Amber cannot live up to her responsibilities, however, she calls in Queen Emma, as she calls her sister. Emma usually buries herself in her job, penning the scripts for soap operas when not rescuing her sister. When Amber calls asking her to step in for a modeling job, posing for a calendar of sensual poses, Emma steps in for her.
It does not take long for Rafe Delcantro to realize that this complaint delight cannot be the capricious Amber. But he takes his time revealing his knowledge. He struggles to control his wild attraction to this stand-in model because her script writing still ties her to the Hollywood scene he seeks to escape. Indeed, Rafe is ready to retire from fashion model photography after this gig, find a nice girl, and settle down. Emma is completely contrary to his preconceived ideal, yet he cannot seem to fight his attraction. Perhaps a brief fling is in order.
Jill Shalvis' gift for penning heated romance sizzles in BARED. Passion and light amusement combine in a tempting, fast paced read readers will love. Moreover, Shalvis' twist on the twin plot avoids the clichés common among such plot devices while playing on the light deception with marvelous effect. As a result, Emma and Rafe become remarkably sympathetic, convincing characters whose growth sparkles. As Emma bares all, she finds that exposure reveals needs and desires that only Rafe can fill. Fans of Shalvis' BACK IN THE BEDROOM will certainly be pleased to see Rafe get his own story. BARED comes highly recommended.