The Dare Encounters, 1
Jessica Tennyson has a poor excuse for a life, still in her twenties and working in a library. Too scared to live life and face rejection. She only goes out once a month to a restaurant with her best friend. When her friend cancels on her, the good-looking waiter Ben takes it on himself to entertain her.
Ben Worthington likes to play and he's about to tempt Jessica into playing a game that will help them both. If he's not careful he could end up losing his heart to the beautiful blonde.
She hadn’t even read the menu yet. She closed it and looked up at him. “I really don’t have a clue. Do you have any suggestions?” It didn’t seem to matter that this wasn’t the first time that she’d eaten here. After a few minutes talking to Ben, her mind had gone completely blank.
“I’ve got a few.” There was no mistaking that grin. Ben wasn’t talking about food and Jessica’s heart picked up its pace.
“I was talking about the food.”
“So was I.” He tried to look innocent but Jessica doubted that Ben had ever been innocent in his entire life. “Do you trust me?”
The conversation had changed so quickly it took Jessica a few seconds to reply. “Excuse me?”
“I’ll take care of the food. All you have to do is enjoy it.” As he reached down to pick up the menu, his fingers brushed her hand. Jessica would have thought it was unintentional if his fingers hadn’t lingered, leaving no doubt in her mind he’d touched her deliberately.
“If you keep touching me, I’m going to forget how to breathe.” The words were out of her mouth before she could stop them. Ben grinned at her and picked up the menu.
“I’ll have to remember that.”
Posted by Unknown on 27th Jul 2013
Chance is a short steamy story about setting aside inhibitions and taking a chance. Shy, demure librarian, Jessica Tennyson is all about routine. She sticks to her G rated, boring routine every single day but one. On the 26th of each month she meets her best friend Christina at their favorite restaurant where they eat, drink and then go dancing. It's Jessica's one night of fun each month before it's back to business as usual the next day. Sexy waiter Ben Worthington has caught on to Jessica's mundane schedule so he knows exactly when to expect her. One night when Christina fails to meet Jessica for dinner, Ben is determined to reap the benefits of Jessica's solo night out and show Jessica
how to live a little.
For such a fast story, Chance is a definite page turner. Both Jessica and Ben are immediately likeable and the alternating points of view give you insight into their mutual attraction... an attraction that's
obviously been growing for quite some time unbeknownst to the other. The authors writing is pitch perfect, incredibly well developed, well paced and descriptive. The banter between characters is witty and sexy. For a twenty page book, honestly I can hardly believe it myself, this was a really fun read. Perfect when you need a fast, romantic, steamy fix!