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by Jill Shalvis
Released: Apr 2, 2013
Series: Sky High #2
Published by Kensington
True to Shalvis’s style, you get the sexy, sweet, fun and flirty side to the story that just makes this book delicious and easy to devour. ~ Under the Covers
STRONG AND SEXY is the second book of the Sky High series and is a reprint of one of Shalvis’s older titles. As a fan of Shalvis for awhile now, I actually managed to miss this series when I was gloming through her backlist titles, but I am glad I discovered it. While the Sky High series definitely has the charm and the sexiness that all of Shalvis’s books have, this book is slightly different in that it had a bit of romantic suspense in it. I will say that the suspense gave this book an extra kick that I wasn’t expecting.
Shayne Mahoney is the easy-going guy who is unfazed by almost anything, but when he encounters Dani Peterson, he can actually feel the sparks between them explode. True to Shalvis’s style, you get the sexy, sweet, fun and flirty side to the story that just makes this book delicious and easy to devour.
But like I mentioned earlier, there’s a darker twist to it all. When Dani becomes a witness to a murder, things take a drastic, dangerous turn. The body cannot be found, the crime scene is clean and suddenly there is a gun in Dani’s pocket! Who put it there and why is someone after Dani? As all these questions are explored and addressed, a romance starts to bloom between the nerdy girl and the rebel hero.
While the sweet story is great, what really got a reaction from me were the suspense bits. I was actually kind of freaked out by some moments there as Dani experienced it all. However, I will also say that because those scenes felt so dangerous to me, when Dani and Shayne were together and they promptly forgot about that threat and focused on the romance, I wanted a little more urgency in them. Apart from that though, STRONG AND SEXY is an enjoyable read. I am very much looking forward to the next in the series. I love the dynamic all the characters have and if you haven’t read Shalvis already, don’t miss out on some great books!
*Review Copy provided by publisher
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