- Mass Market Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: Harlequin (June 1, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0373794061
- ISBN-13: 978-0373794065
- Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 4.3 x 0.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (375 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,196,049 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Slow Hands Mass Market Paperback – June 1, 2008
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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
Top Customer Reviews
This was indeed a good read.
Maddy Turner's sister, Tabitha, tells her that their step-mother plans to "buy" a gigolo at a charity bachelor auction and cheat on their father with the man. Tabitha convinces Maddy that she must "buy" the man instead. Maddy reluctantly agrees because she loves her father and doesn't want to see him hurt
Jake Wallace, a paramedic, is roped into participating in the bachelor auction to repay a favor. What neither Maddy nor Jake knows is that a mix-up in the bachelor bios has occurred. Maddy (and others) think Jake is the gigolo. Maddy "buys" him out from under her step-mother, then tries to avoid him. But circumstances and other people intervene.
I really liked the characters in this book. Maddy is refreshingly *not* a perfect size 2 blond. Even though she has a lot of (family) money, she has a job and seems to enjoy normal activities like baseball and eating burgers. Jake is a nice guy, too, who is at first offended when he realizes that Maddy thinks he has sex for money. But unlike romance novel heroes who piss me off, he doesn't blow a gasket, accuse her of all kinds of horrible deeds, and make the misunderstanding worse.
I initially worried that this "big misunderstanding" about Jake's line of work would be drawn out past plausibility, but that didn't happen. Jake - as noted above - figures out that there has been a misunderstanding, lets it continue for a while, but then comes clean.
The sex is pretty steamy and fun.
However, the story takes place over only a few weeks, and that is one of the weaknesses.Read more ›
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a fun, easy-to-read book. Though the story line is predictable, it still gave me that sweet, feel-good vibe at the end.Published 16 days ago by Angeloris
This was a great well written book .Cinderella story with step mother's and all. True love finds a way with faith.Published 1 month ago by Kindle Customer
I tried this book and really enjoyed it. Normally I stick to writers I know, but I really liked this one and plan to get the sequel.Published 2 months ago by aquarius_rising
This was an great story line with just enough twists and characters to keep things varied and interesting all the way to the end.Published 5 months ago by delkbrinks
I started reading this book, and soon realized I had already read it. The story was so good I had to read it again.Published 6 months ago by Karen Densmore