I was supposed to have posted this two days ago but it’s been tetotal chaos around the hacienda so here we go! My apologies to Maya who is out on vacation.
Toni Langston seduces her best friend, the guy sheâ€™s been in love with forever. Two problemsâ€”he doesnâ€™t remember a thing that happened and now sheâ€™s pregnant.
Click on the cover to read the longer blurb at the Samhain site.
Iâ€™ll read darn near anything if itâ€™s well doneâ€“so many common plot devices (except sheiksâ€“sorry) are not deal breakers for me. They fall more along the lines of itâ€™s all in the execution. So if plot devices like amnesiatic sex* or a pregnant heroine turn you off, this might be one you want to skip. If, however, plot devices like amnesiatic sex or a pregnant heroine turn you on, consider giving this one a peek.
Keeping in mind I didnâ€™t read the final edited version, there were a couple things that bugged me: a few plot points toward the middle, that if I mention, become spoilers. They may have been ironed out in editing (or not â€” I have no clue). And pacing which was, for me, at times slow.
Along with the amnesiatic sex and impending bundle of joy, our hero, Simon also has the obligatory ex-girlfriend who cheated on him and then appears to want him back. This is obviously an issue for Toni, but donâ€™t fret, Dear Readers, because Mayaâ€™s a smart cookie and this is not a conflict that goes on and on and on and, yeah where was I? Let me also just add that Simon, Toniâ€™s brother and AJ are all firemen and between the fire scenes, and the EMT scenes etc if Maya doesnâ€™t know her stuff, she sure convinced me that she did. This is a sweet story; so thereâ€™s not a lot of sex, but the sex scenes are very well done. :kiss:
On the Ja(y)nes scale, I’d give Seducing Simon a B- or a C
*amnesiatic sex â€“ sex you donâ€™t remember