by Jill Shalvis

June 2008
ISBN: 978-0-7582-2184-1
Reviewer Graphic Button Brava
Trade Paperback

Maddie has a very serious crush on her boss, Brody West. She loves working with Brody and his two partners, Shayne and Noah, at Sky High, and even if nothing ever develops between Brody and herself, Maddie knows she is leading a charmed life. Unfortunately, that life comes to an end when her twin sister, Leena, calls Maddie for help, desperate and alone.

Maddie will do anything for her sister so when Brody comes to call, she has to get rid of him, and fast. But Brody isn’t going anywhere. His protective instincts are kicking in and he knows something bad is happening to Maddie. He doesn’t realize quite how bad until Maddie lets him know that her nefarious Uncle Rick is calling from the family home, and he wants Leena back, pronto, for a “job.” Leena wants out, Maddie wants to help, and Brody is determined to make sure that Maddie stays safe and alive. To keep her alive, he is even willing to play husband, a role he has always avoided. But for Maddie, nothing is too much. But will their guise as a happy couple be enough to fool Rick and keep him off Leena’s trail?

Superb and Sexy is the final book in Jill Shalvis’s Sky High trilogy. This was the book I had been looking forward to the most because of the sizzling chemistry between Maddie and Brody. For the most part, this book lived up to my hopes. Brody and Maddie had a very combustible relationship! Arguing, laughing, or just talking, Maddie and Brody brought passion and verve to their evolving relationship. I loved the scenes that featured just the two of them. The tension was sparking, the longing was palpable, and the emotions were realistic for both of these rather commitment-phobic characters. Unfortunately, I would often lose interest when the story would veer into the more “action-packed” parts. Uncle Rick, despite his supposed badness, did not seem all that menacing and the danger just was not that engaging.

The saving grace of this story proved to be its main characters and the way they interacted and changed as the adventure continued. Brody and Maddie had a very solid connection and that intensity proved to be captivating.

Reviewed in May 2008 by Sarah.

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