Hide and Seek by Valerie Mann

Story: 7.5
Presentation: 9
Total: 16.5
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Erotic Contemporary
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Blurb: When ER nurse Kelly Donovan meets sexy firefighter Nick Barrantes at her sister’s annual summer party, the sparks fly. Famous for its games, this year’s party includes Hide & Seek and Kelly is determined to find a cozy place to hide with Nick. Trapped in a closet together during the game, neither Kelly nor Nick anticipates the sizzling passion that flares between them. However, Kelly can't help but wonder if this is one game she'll lose to her heart...

Review: Have you ever read a story that grabbed you on the first page, bit into your ass and just wouldn't let go? But then, you really didn't want it to let go anyway :) Anyway, your reading this story that has terrific characters, a plot that is designed to drive you wild and leave you breathless, you're getting to the totally hot sex scene and then...........SCREEEEEEECH!!!!!!!! You've got to be kidding, right?

When I first read the tantilizing description of Nick, I was smitten. The more I read the hotter he got......UNTIL....Just as they are about to have sex, with a woman he's just met, he pulls a condom out of his jeans and she asks if he was a boy scout. His response was No, just hopeful. Talk about a man coming off like a total man-whore! The only thing I could think of after that was the fact that be brough a condom to a party with the sole intent to get laid.

I think the Heroine should have kicked his ass! BUT I still loved the story and would read it again :) I will just have to remember the next time I get ready to read it to skip that one line and all will be well and right with the world. Had it not been for those 5 little words in that sentance I would have scored a 9 for story. But it kinda killed him for me after that.


Anonymous said...

Man-whore? You have a real way with words, don't you? Your reviews are interesting, but I feel you play up those "SCREEEEECH" and "ick" items a bit more than necessary. You seem to get a kick out of ridiculing authors. In at least four of your recent reviews, you say you love a book, then you proceed to rip it to pieces with your brand of "humorous" review. I just found your site, and basically, I think you take great pleasure in trashing other people's hard work.

Anonymous said...

I have to disagree with the above comment. I have been on and off this site many MANY times. I personally feel the person(s) doing the reviews, give his/her OPINION in the reviews. I read this book. And yes MAN-WHORE came to my mind to. How was the author "ripped to pieces"? It was a valid review. Im sorry that you felt it otherwise.
I personally LOVE the way this site gives reviews. A double scoring 'type' system, and the way I see it, there are real people reading the books giving their own thought. BRAVO! Keep it up Seriously Reviewed!!!

Valerie Mann said...

Thank you for both the review of my work and the defense of my work, LOL. Personally, I think any responsible man who's as hot as Nick should have a condom with him at all times. Plus, my editor said he should use one. Editors are the boss! Thanks again!

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