by Joanne Rock

September 2003
ISBN: 0-373-7108-9
Reviewer Graphic Button Harlequin #104
Mass Market Paperback

Welcome to Club Paradise, a resort catering to a single’s fantasies and desires, and the first of six books in Joanne Rock’s first series for Harlequin. The location is Miami’s South Beach and the owners are four women intent on succeeding with their business and on finding Mr. Right NOW.

The single girl is Brianne Wolcott and the sex is FBI agent Aidan Maddock. At least the sex with Aidan is something that Brianne has been wanting for years. Aidan is an old flame. Years ago the agent set out to investigate her stepfather, Mel Baxter. Now the agent has to look into the scandal surrounding the club’s former owners. Her stepfather is one of them.

Aidan needs to catch Mel Baxter and to do so he needs to camp out at the resort - posing as Brianne’s boyfriend on this undercover mission.

Brianne, in charge of the resort’s security, keeps an eye on him. At least she’s trying to when she is not acting out her own desires on camera, as his kisses are definitely not make-believe. Sounds like fun? It is!

Reading Sex and the Single Girl one thing is very obvious; Joanne Rock must have had a hell of a good time when she wrote this story. I could feel it in every word, every sentence, every page.

Aidan and Brianne sizzle, their dialogue is laced with sexual innuendos and leaves no doubt of the existing sexual chemistry. Still, for a Blaze I didn’t get what I expected. It’s more of a Temptation and as such I would have loved it. Who wouldn’t with a sunny location and a Bad Boy that knows how to ride…a bike. Add some role playing (nothing too outrageous) and you have a fun summer escape.

More to come and I expect it to be just as good if not better.

Reviewed in August 2003 by Kris Alice.

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