I just finished Victoria Dahl's Lead Me On. It's 3rd in a series (trilogy? I didn't notice any more single women in the story who needed married off, except for a 91 year old granny, and I don't think we'd want to go there just yet) about Aspen and her fictional town of Tumble Creek. Incidentally, I have read the first book in the series, Talk Me Down, but somehow missed reading #2. (Harry Potter is the only series I've ever read in order. It's a syndrome I suffer from.)
Anyway... Cute story. I love the bad-boy attraction factor (bad boys are made FOR good girls, right?). The characters' motivations are totally understandable--Jane has quite a past she's determined to keep under wraps, and Chase doesn't want her to know he's privvy to it. The characters themselves didn't resonate quite as much as those in Talk Me Down--seriously, I think of those characters often, especially Molly. But overall, I'd say Lead Me On is a Nice Bang for Your Entertainment Buck. Well worth your time and money, but probably not something you'll re-read. Pass it on to someone who’ll enjoy it and keep the author on your radar.
Next on the Reader: How to Write Hot Sex: Tips from Multi-Published Erotic Romance Authors. So far I'm into the 3rd essay, and they've all been very good. (One of the authors I edit for--LK Below--is a contributor.)
Romance is sexy!