Thursday, February 5, 2015

Your Bed Or Mine?-Joss Wood

Your Bed Or Mine?
Joss Wood
Harlequin KISS, Feb 15 2014, $5.99
ISBN: 9780373179152

Tori Phillips arrives at her latest boyfriend Mark’s apartment to find him having sex with Cinnamon.  His reaction to being caught is to invite her to join them in a ménage a trois.  Disappointed more in herself (than the cheating rat) for picking another loser in a long line of pathetic cretins; Tori returns to her Notting Hill flat vowing to her BFFs eternal no male ban.

New roommate Matt Cross meets Tori just after he overhears her celibacy vow.  Both in heat from the onset in spite of her no man pledge and his commitment phobia especially with a flatmate, Matt and Tori figure a little sex cannot hurt anyone except little proves not enough.

The key to this This Flat in Notting Hill contemporary (see The Morning After The Night Before by Nikki Logan, Sleeping With The Soldier by Charlotte Phillips and Enemies With Benefits) is Matt’s ability to see past Tori’s swagger clown mask to her doubts, wants and vulnerabilities.  Though he is love-shy and aware he needs to avoid what he assumes will end up a messy entanglement with a roomie, Matt cannot stop himself from diving heart first into the unknown particularly since Tori jumps in with him.

Harriet Klausner

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