Redonk Nutshell: Reformed bad girl is forced to revisit her past when her brother gets himself in trouble
I think I can safely say that Victoria Dahl writes some of the steamiest, smuttiest sex scenes in the entire romance genre. Â On top of that, she typically throws in a pretty awesome story line to go with it. Can I get an “amen!” anyone?
Lead Me OnÂ is the story of Jane, a woman who has more or less walked through fire to cleanse herself of her bad-girl past. Â She’s changed her name, her mannerisms, everything, and for the past several years she’s established herself as a hard working and successful businesswoman. Â When Williams Chase walks into her office she can’t deny the spark between them. Â The problem? Â He looks exactly like the kind of guy she has sworn off for good. Â Tattooed. Huge. Muscled. Kind of dirty. Â So she blows him off with indifference. Â But Chase isn’t one to quit easily. Â Things get even more complicated when Jane’s brother gets himself in trouble with the law, and she’s forced to do someÂ reconnaissanceÂ work. Â When Chase turns out to be everything she needs and more, Jane realizes the problem hasn’t been with everyone else, but more with herself.
This was a fantastic contemporary romance. Â I found myself struggling to like Jane at times – she’s hard as hell on herself and theÂ decisionsÂ she made in her past. Â She’s quick to judge everyone around her and assumes that everyone is also sizing her up when she’s not looking. Â Chase, who has few qualms about who and what he is, has no problems taking on Jane and her problems. Â Mind you, he doesn’t try to fix her – he just worksÂ with her. Â It’s actually kind of remarkable. Â They compliment each other well.
And the attraction? Â Lawdy lawd, the attraction. Â This is a hot book.
Lead Me On by Victoria Dahl, 334 pgs, 1/5/10
Romance: 4/5 Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Raunch: 5/5