by Lori Foster, Erin McCarthy, Morgan Leigh

May 2004
ISBN: 0-7582-0774-3
Reviewer Graphic Button Brava
Trade Paperback

The ”Bad Boys” series of anthologies from Brava have become a hit with readers since the first one was published. The latest installment Bad Boys in Black Tie will find its way to your keeper shelf alongside all the previous titles.

Authors Lori Foster, Erin McCarthy and Morgan Leigh have kept the steam meter on high while dressing their bad boys up in this latest installment.

Lori Foster shows us Pete Watson is Good With His Hands in her offering for this anthology. Best friends Cassidy McClannahan and Pete Watson have the perfect relationship until Pete decides he wants to be more than friends. Too bad he’s the opposite in every way of what he thinks Cassidy is looking for. How far is this bad boy willing to go for the woman he loves? Far enough to put on a monkey suit to impress her? Get ready to learn a whole new way to use a black tie with this one.

Erin McCarthy gives us Miss Extreme Congeniality. CJ White and Wyatt Maddock are partners who can’t stand each other. They are great partners and have a sexual chemistry that just won’t quit. Maybe a one-night stand will settle the troubled waters between them. I thought the banter between this couple made this story outstanding.

Tess Braeden is singing at the Last Call when she catches the eye of sexy Fletcher Graham. Sparks fly upon first sight for them both. What will happen to the chemistry when Tess discovers who Fletcher really is? This story is all about instant attraction and spontaneous combustion.

Each story in its own right adds spark and sizzle to a wonderful book. The authors have each created unforgettable characters that heat up the pages. Grab a copy of Bad Boys In Black Tie to add to your collection. You will never look at the traditional tux the same way again.

Reviewed in April 2004 by Barbara.