Series: Jackson: Girl's Night Out

Nice But Naughty! Looking for Trouble by Victoria Dahl

Posted January 20, 2015 by Jonetta in Book Review | | 4 Comments

I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Nice But Naughty! Looking for Trouble by Victoria DahlLooking for Trouble by Victoria Dahl
Series: Jackson: Girl's Night Out #1
Published by Harlequin on August 1, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 384
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
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A good reason to be bad...

Librarian Sophie Heyer has walked the straight and narrow her entire life to make up for her mother's mistakes. But in tiny Jackson Hole, Wyoming, juicy gossip doesn't just fade away. Falling hard for the sexiest biker who's ever ridden into town would undo everything she's worked for. And to add insult to injury, the alluring stranger is none other than Alex Bishop--the son of the man Sophie's mother abandoned her family for. He may be temptation on wheels, but Sophie's not looking for trouble!

Maybe Sophie's buttoned-up facade fools some, but Alex knows a naughty smile when he sees one. Despite their parents' checkered pasts, he's willing to take some risks to find out the truth about the town librarian. He figures a little fling might be just the ticket to get his mind off his own family drama. But what he finds underneath Sophie's prim demeanor might change his world in ways he never expected.

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Quick summary
Sophie Heyer has had to live with the shame of her mother’s ill-fated tryst since she was five-years old. She leads a double life, a nice, conservative librarian on the outside and a naughty girl underneath. When she meets biker Alex Bishop, he takes her for a ride on the wild side and she gives as good as she gets.

The conflict
See, Alex is the son of the man Sophie’s mother ran off with years ago. And, Alex’s mother never misses an opportunity to confront Sophie in public as she’s the spitting image of her mother. Neither Alex or Sophie wants whatever it is between them made public for obvious reasons. And, he’s only home (for the first time in years) for a few days.

What I enjoyed
Both of these characters are refreshing. Sophie loves how her nice girl looks masks her wild side. She’s proud of the contradiction she presents and Alex appreciates everything about her. He’s deliberately rough around the edges though he’s highly educated with an exciting career. I loved how they were comfortable in their skin even though they couldn’t have been more inept in how they managed relationships…except theirs!

The bottom line
This is an extremely interesting story with two very interesting people at the center. Their romance is erotic, exciting and different. The contrasts are cleverly presented with some very inventive scenes. The family issues just add more texture to Sophie and Alex, individually and as a couple. The ending is just perfect. I’m loving this series.


Sexual Content: Steamy details.

About Victoria Dahl

Victoria Dahl lives with her family in a small town high in the Utah mountains. During the summer, she hikes and drinks margaritas (usually not at the same time.) During the winter she likes to curl up with a book and a cup of hot cocoa and think about all those poor, freezing skiers working so hard out in the snow.

She’s been reading romance since the age of twelve and started her first manuscript at the tender age of twenty. Occasionally, on dark and stormy nights, she bravely posts excerpts of that original story on her blog for the entertainment of her readers.

Her first published novel won the Golden Heart award. Since then, she’s published over twenty books and novellas, including three USA Today bestsellers, and several of her books have been nominated for the prestigious RITA® Award for excellence in the romance genre.

On Fire! Fanning the Flames by Victoria Dahl

On Fire! Fanning the Flames by Victoria Dahl

Posted January 13, 2015 by Jonetta in Book Review | 4 Comments

There’s a lot to like about this short story! Lauren Foster is a divorced librarian with a son who is a college freshman. Jake Davis is a widower and a fire captain. His daily shirtless runs past the library have caused Lauren to realize she’s now at her sexual peak. Both keep pretending they aren’t noticing each other but with a little help from friends, they finally connect. I really enjoyed everything about the story. Both Lauren and Jake are extremely likable and appealing and it helped having both their points of view. It was also great that they’re a mature couple who don’t waste time with immature issues. It’s funny and sexy (almost erotic), a great intro to the series. Loved it and the […]