When I'm not chained to my keyboard writing, I'm enjoying my life with my husband of 25 years and our three daughters. Let me tell you, raising three girls has been way more challenging than publishing fiction!
I write sexy novels for Harlequin, and also write dark romantic thrillers as Leslie A. Kelly. Check out my websites, www.lesliekelly.com and www.leslieAkelly.com
I just read this book on my Blackberry Kindle (getting a real Kindle in a few weeks) and this is one of the best romance novels I have ever read. I have been reading this while sitting behind my desk at work. I started this book at 4:15 p.m and finished at 11:02 p.m. I still cannot believe what a suspenseful page turner this was. I loved the attitude of Jake. Madeline was quite the character as well, thinking Jake was a gigolo. I had to remember I was at work to keep from laughing too loud because there were some funny points here. One of my favorite parts was picking Jake's sister up and she asking Madeline if her ex, Oliver, cheated on her with a man because his name sounded gay. I mean, I do not laugh at gay people, but that was too much, I could no longer contain the laughter. It is rare in these romance books to add such color and personality to the characters, but this author mastered that beautifully. I was still shocked that this book was free because I would have gladly paid $6.99 for that. I hope this author does not stop because this book was too good. If I could rate it more I would, but since we stop at 5, that is what this novel will get. Cannot wait to start a new book, as I am searching the Kindle store now, because I have 50 more minutes at work!
I am not one to read romance novels on a regular basis; however, this book really appealed to me. At times the plot did get convoluted, but as is the nature of romance novels, love is suppose to win out in the end. As for the steaminess of this novel, all I can say is that I may begin reading more romance novels for the passion depicted in this book was deliciously steamy.
I read this at the beach on an anniversary trip with my husband and it was just perfect. Very quick, sexy, funny and written well. The plot moved at a decent pace and the characters are sweet and believable. I simply thought it was great and rated it 5 stars and it was free to boot! Read it if you like books with hot sex!
This book was so boring. Some parts were nice to read I guess but other than that, it was just so boring and I can't stand the insecurity throughout the book.
It's fine that the Author wants to make out the main character, "Maddy" to be some sort of beauty queen who doesnt realize she is a beauty queen because she has got hangups about her body like the rest of us ladies do. Fine, I am all for that. However, does it have to be at the cost of every other female character around her?
Maddy has stumpy legs while the other women have long legs but somehow Maddy looks better and the other women are just plain because they have long legs, are thin and are blonde. Interesting. I am not a blonde but I am not sure how being blonde, thin and having long legs is boring or not pretty, as opposed to having short stumps... . Interesting.
It seems to me that this author was writing about herself and her own insecurities on this book. I think the author could have made Maddy and her beauty stand out on its own without having to make every female around her cat like, blonde, "rail-thin", mean spirited and plain. The author is the one who comes across as cat-like and mean spirited to me.
I caught myself skipping through most pages. Not a very exciting book. I liked "once a cowboy, always a cowboy". Look it up in Amazon.
Slow Hands by Leslie Kelly isn't the greatest in the genre, but by no means the worst either. The story is as obvious as they come...and the characters are caricatures of romance novels. How many romance novels feature a man that some woman has misconceptions of only to learn differently when the moment is right? Most. It is time to change the channel on them and offer us romance fans something new. So, the plot is predictable, characters are dry, and the writing is uninspiring -- so then what is good about it? The passion. Where some romance novels are more story driven with minimal passion, Slow Hands is carnal in its passion. Isn't that the purpose of the romance genre, anyway? Slow Hands by Leslie Kelly shines in this category, and while it would have been nice to develop a thought-provoking storyline, it just isn't what this book is about. "Hot and steamy" is really all that is needed to review this product.
Despite all the cliche's, ice princess, auctioning off gigolos for charity, and the paramedic with the heart of gold, this book was cute and fun.
The bios and photos of two bachelors are mixed up. One is a blue collar paramedic while the other is a rich jetsetting stockbroker, an expert at pleasuring women.
Maddy, a high powered financier, bid on what she expected to be a stockbroking gigolo and got more than she could handle, an actual honest to goodness boy next door who can smoke the socks off her as if he had the experience of a high paid escort.
Through multiple twists and misunderstandings, as well as plenty of hot action, the score is settled, and the story ends happily. The best part of the book for me was the banter between Maddy and Jake as they talked around the mistaken identity, each hearing what they expected, but saying the exact thing that inadvertently mislead the other. The author did diffuse the tension so that instead of an explosive revelation, the truth came out in private. Not as melodramatic, but more genuine and touching.