by Kelley St. John

September 2006
ISBN: 0-446-61721-0
Reviewer Graphic Button Hatchette Book Group (Warner)
Mass Market Paperback

Clarise Robinson knows fashion. As the head of the women’s department at Eubanks Elegant Apparel, Clarise has been dressing Birmingham’s women with style and grace. When the big 3-0 comes along, Clarise realizes that it is time she did something for herself. She has decided to accentuate her curvaceous figure and let it all hang out at the company bonding trip to Gasparilla, a pirate festival in Tampa. She is going to earn all of the beads that she brings home, and show off the “Robinson Treasure” with a sassy new wardrobe. Maybe she will even catch someone’s eye. Unfortunately, it won’t be the man she really wants – Ethan Eubanks – her boss, her best friend, and secret crush.

Ethan Eubanks is looking forward to the company trip this spring, especially after Clarise agrees to come. He thinks that the party atmosphere is just what Clarise needs to loosen up a little. When she takes his dress advice for the company Christmas party, Ethan is stunned by the result. Who is this amazing woman with all of the curves? It cannot be Clarise, who is usually dressed with elegant understatement! Is this what has been hiding under those clothes?

Author Kelley St. John shows us just what happens when Real Women Don’t Wear Size 2, and the results are incendiary. Clarise may be brimming with confidence as she picks out clothing for her clients, but she is hiding a batch of personal insecurities. When she makes her to-do list for the trip, she has no idea that Ethan will be making all of her fantasies come true. This is one hot read, and readers will cheer as each erotic encounter is fulfilled.

Reviewed in October 2006 by Paula.

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