by Ann Jacobs

September 2003
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Casey Thompson has been dumped. Two weeks before her wedding, her fiancée Buck tells her that he can’t marry her. He couldn’t bring himself to marry his best buddy. She was fed up with being the good girl. Everyone’s best friend, but nobodies lover. She was leaving Bone Gap, TX and going to be a bad girl in Tampa, FL. Look out hunks, here she comes.

Unfortunately, so far things haven’t gone as planned. All the really good looking guys don’t give her the time of day. Especially Assistant District Attorney Craig McDermott. The man is hot, sexy and she wants him bad. The only problem is, Casey is still a virgin at 25 and Craig has the kind of looks that has woman throwing themselves at him. She is sure that he won’t be interested in a virgin.

Craig is on the fast track in his career. Handed a case involving road rage where the defendant has used a temporary insanity plea, claiming that the reason he did it was that his wife had deprived him of sex; He is sure that he can win. The only problem is, he has no sexual experience to convince himself or a jury that the Road Rage Ranger is lying. So his solution is to end his self-imposed celibacy and find out what all the fuss is about. And the perfect candidate is the super sexy Casey from the gym he works out at. She must know what to do, she has been giving him the eye and throwing out sexual signals since the day he started working out there. Now all he has to do is get her to go out with him and show him the ropes. All without telling her about his own inexperience.

Can two innocent virgins fake being experienced sexperts without giving themselves away? NOPE! This is the 2nd book in author Ann Jacob’s Lawyers in Love series. I must say that I was disappointed. The beginning of the book starts out great, but goes downhill from there. While I found the premise that two twenty-something’s, (Casey is 25 and Craig is 27) are still virgins believable, I did not find their reasoning or their attempts to fool each other convincing. They were both obviously inexperienced and I found their attempts to fake it, ridiculous. With timely interruptions more then once, both of them got a reprieve at key moments. It wasn’t until almost 3/4 of the way through the book that they finally consummate their relationship. Then, when Craig meets the obvious barrier of Casey’s virginity, she attempts to brazen it out with a lame excuse. Craig is just as much of an idiot, because he doesn’t tell the truth about his own inexperience.

When hurt feelings and misunderstandings come about because of faulty reasoning, I just got annoyed. Craig and Casey started out as fairly likeable characters until they started to pretend to be other people and were very unconvincing.

Reviewed in December 2003 by Carolyn.

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