by Gail Faulkner, Lisa Renee Jones, Sahara Kelly

April 2007
ISBN: 978-1-4165-3613-0
Reviewer Graphic Button Pocket Books
Trade Paperback

Hurts So Good was disappointing. This anthology by Gail Faulkner, Lisa Renee Jones and Sahara Kelly stories did not fit the main title of the book. I expected it to be so good it would hurt and what I read did not seem that way to me.

Gail Faulknerís Romeohas Carla taking her best friend Lauren to her cousinís ranch. Lauren is also referred to as the ice queen. After many years of illness she is looking forward to her trip away from the family. That is until she learns her friend wants to see how her strong controlling cousin, Romeo will react to Lauren. What will happen in this short weekend?

Lisa Renee Jones, Hurts So Good has shy Kelly Marshall meeting the man she has had some very hot dreams about. But instead of dark he is blond but just as sexy. Mark Majors hoped to stay in touch with Kelly but she ran out the next morning. She had goals she wanted to reach and a relationship would make it hard to concentrate of becoming a Doctor. Will these two meet up again?

Sahara Kellyís, Sizzle has Susanna Chalmers trying to convince Dylan Sinclair that she was not the young woman who watched him while he had sex with a set of twins from high school at their senior prom. What will happen when these two meet up again ten years later? Will Susanna be able to finally put out the fire that Dylan started in high school?

I liked each story but felt that the title was misleading. I expected one type of book but got another. The stories were not as sizzling as I anticipated them to be. It is not a keeper for me.

Reviewed in September 2007 by Theresa.