by Anthology

May 2008
ISBN: 978-0-7582-0852-1
Reviewer Graphic Button Brava
Trade Paperback

Robin has been in love with her brother’s best friend for years, which could be the reason she’s still a virgin at the age of 25. Jon is a hardened cop, who is coming off a serial killer case that wiped him out so he’s taking some vacation time at Robin’s brother’s fishing cabin. Robin overhears these arrangements being made and makes her own plans. Since she’s about to leave town to follow her life-long dream, she wants Jon to take her virginity. Jon may have some other ideas about that, once he discovers who the ravishing creature is that shows up at the cabin. Anytime, Anywhere by Shannon McKenna is a great read but I had a bit of a problem with Jon’s attitude in the beginning. However, he redeems himself beautifully!

Tommi Smith is in some serious trouble and she has to hide for a few days …. but where? She goes to her very good friend Hugh for some help. Hugh suggests she head to his younger brother Mac’s fishing camp. Mac is there and he can protect her. She remembers Mac from years ago, a skinny kid with glasses, and is she in for a surprise! Mac grudgingly allows Tommi to stay at the camp but he remembers all too well what he thinks she was like in school and falsely prejudges her but he discovers that almost too late After the Lovin’ by E. C. Sheedy shows how preconceptions can make or break a relationship.

Max DeLuca is in a snit. He’s the head of an international shipping firm and he’s trying to finalize a deal but his adversary keeps messing things up for him! And then there is Ellie, his late brother’s widow. Max knew Ellie first and they each have unresolved issues about the other but right now he needs to renegotiate the company stock deal that allows him to control her shares and keep her safe! Ellie has a plan for a negotiation but things keep getting in the way of her Deal with the Devil by Cate Noble.

Every one of these stories have the perfect combination – a strong woman who knows what she wants, a luscious Bad Boy who is more than willing to give it to her and creepy, sleazy villains - are great on their own but together, they make a sizzling anthology. These authors can create some serious “bad boys” that are so “good” you can’t help but love them in the end! Since Shannon and E.C are already on my auto-buy list, Cate joined them, which is most unusual for me! Baddest Bad Boys is a HUGE winner!

Reviewed in April 2008 by PamL.

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