Checking It Twiceby Jodi Redford
’Tis the season for double seduction.
The only item on Jana Colton’s Christmas list this year is Kevin Monahan. Preferably naked in her bed. The delicious, hunky chef has been resisting her forever, but she’s pulling out all the sexy stops this holiday. Especially since his acceptance of an out-of-state job threatens to nix/p>/p>/i>
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’Tis the season for double seduction.
The only item on Jana Colton’s Christmas list this year is Kevin Monahan. Preferably naked in her bed. The delicious, hunky chef has been resisting her forever, but she’s pulling out all the sexy stops this holiday. Especially since his acceptance of an out-of-state job threatens to nix her quest to rock his boxers off.
Jana has always been Kevin’s personal Kryptonite, but giving in to her isn’t an option. Relationships are a four-letter word in his book. He cares far too much for Jana to let his emotional baggage ultimately break her heart.
With the arrival of his best friend, Nick Pappas, the balance of temptation shifts. From their past history of sharing women, Nick knows every dirty trick it takes to lead Kevin astray, and he’s not afraid to use them. Particularly since Nick’s convinced that Jana is exactly what Kevin needs to be happy and whole.
Their game of seduction quickly snowballs into something that feels an awful lot like love—in triplicate. But with Kevin dead set on leaving Michigan, there’s a real possibility it could be a blue Christmas for them all.
Warning: This book contains an extremely tormented voyeur, a very naughty and not so saintly Nick, a liberal application of candy cane-flavored body paint, a buzzing butterfly, and enough raunchy fun on a sex swing to melt a snowman…or two.
“Award-winning author Redford (The Naughty List) has delivered a holiday tale that will keep your fire burning throughout the season. The book is filled with humor and, of course, lots of steamy hot love scenes, so readers should heed the warning posted in the introduction as it’s voyeurs and vibrators and swings, oh my!”
“Redford (The Seven Year Witch) delivers a solid story with a bit of mystery and some adventurous sex. Collections that are looking to include a lighter take on sexy romps in the style of Laurell K. Hamilton or Sunny will find this a solid addition.”
—Library Journal on Maximum Witch
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At the ripe age of seven, Jodi Redford penned her first epic, complete with stick figure illustrations. Sadly, her drawing skills haven’t improved much, but her love of fantasy worlds never went away. Currently residing in Michigan with her husband and a menagerie of pets, she is a member of RWA and Greater Detroit Romance Writers of America.
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Super Hawt Holiday Read! For full review including excerpt and dialogue highlight, please visit Reader's Edyn at: readersedyn (dot) blogspot (dot) com Review: ... Oh Ms. Redford, how I have missed you. *sighs* We really should not spend so much time between books. Seriously you guys, this author has an awesometastic way of describing the best sex scenes and she doesn’t skimp either. You can bet that if you are reading a book by Ms. Redford, you will be beyond satisfied with the multiple creative scenes she provides. This book is actually a second in a non-existent series. I say that because I couldn’t find anything indicating such. I only know this because I read the first book, THE NAUGHTY LIST last year. Jana is Bram’s little sister and Kev is Ry, Bram, and Lacey’s chef at the restaurant. Other than that connection, the book is in no way dependent on the first book. Of course they both have some pretty fantastic ménage scenes. *wink* I really enjoyed getting to know Kev, Jana, and Nick. Each knows what they want. I liked that Jana refused to give up even when Kev tries to shut her down. Nick was a necessary component to this story that both brought knowledge and rounded out the relationship. His sexual tendencies were, for the most part, opposite Kev so the two together basically created the perfect man. And I liked that Nick realizes right away what Kev is about to walk away from and launches a no holds barred assault to get Kev to see the truth of what is standing right in front of him. Kev gets props for remaining true to character. He really does need a good knock in the head to break through all of the personal barriers he has erected over the years. Another great addition was the appearance of Ry, Bram, and Lacey. More so Lacey, but it was fun to see how much she had grown as a character in confidence since the previous book. I liked that rather than all ménage like the first book, this book changes it up with a couple of M/F scenes so it is not all ménage. Not saying anything against ménage! No way! Just saying it is nice to have variety. And the wit in the story absolutely kills me! Some of the crazy phrases are the best. You will absolutely love the personality Ms. Redford brings to the story. The characters are real. Their happiness, sadness, and fears palpable. And as before, the questionable reality of such a relationship remains, yet somehow Ms. Redford just makes it work. If you loved THE NAUGHTY LIST then this is hands down a MUST read. And the same I will say of Ms. Redford’s fans. Those of you who have yet to experience this book and/or author are missing out! For serious! Spice up your holiday season with CHECKING IT TWICE. Better yet, get TWICE the fun and read THE NAUGHTY LIST too. I promise you will NOT be disappointed! (eBook copy provided by author in exchange for an honest review.)
First off, this book is a sequel to The Naughty List which I did not realize until I started reading. It is not necessary to read the first book to enjoy Checking it Twice, but it was so much fun I have already ordered the first one. Jana and Kevin have know each other for five years and have been in love/lust for most of that time. Due to emotional issues in Kevin's past, he has resisted his feelings for her although Jana has done her best to seduce him. He knows that he is incapable of giving Jana what she needs in a relationship. Years ago, he even lost his best friend due to his problems. And now, he is leaving town . . . for good. Jana loves Kevin and cannot understand why he won't give them a chance. She is also worried about her feelings for Nick. Although they have never met, they have carried on a long distance flirtation through phone and email. Can she really be in love with two men? So, guess who comes to town and just happens to be Kevin's long-lost best friend? Nick has regretted the end of his friendship with Kevin for years. Now that he has found him, he is not going to lose him again. He has also realized his feelings for Jana have gone beyond a flirtation and it is time for them to meet face-to-face. What he did not realize is that Jana is in love with another man. Kevin. Nick has known Kevin since they shared a room in college and that is not all they shared. Kevin's voyeurism kink quite often let to M/F/M threesomes. Kevin's background has made him ashamed of his sexual preferences. He is afraid to get close to anyone because he "knows" they will leave him when they find out what he is really like. But Nick knows that there is no reason Jana should have decide which man she really loves. She can have Kevin and Nick too. Jana is not at all adverse to a relationship with both men. After all, her brother is in such a relationship already. --Remember book one, The Naughty List?-- And Jana is not shy about going after what she wants. I loved this book. It was a light, fun read, but there was also emotional depth. Kevin, Nick, and Jana are all wonderful characters. There were times I wanted to tell Kevin to get over himself, but that is only because I wanted everyone to be happy. Read this book! Especially if you like M/F/M menages, light bondage, and some really hot shower scenes. ORIGINALLY POSTED AT SEDUCTIVE MUSINGS
Checking it Twice is by Jodi Redford. This is a love story, yes, a very sexy one, but a story of three people whose lives were intertwined without them even knowing it. Separately they were all searching for something, together, they found the answer they had all been seeking. Jana Colton couldn’t be happier. She owns her own business, Wicked Delights, which sells lingerie and other sexy extras. She also owns her own home. The thing she was missing was someone to share her life with. She knows who she wants that someone to be if he would just start thinking of her in a non-sisterly way. Her best friend of five years, Kevin Monahan, is the one she wants. He knows how she feels but keeps her in the friend zone. Jana has also doing business over the phone and internet for the last year with a supplier to her store, Nick Pappas. They have never met but their phone conversations have bordered on the flirty side. She has no idea what he looks like but if it’s anything like his voice, he is very good looking. Is it possible to fall for a man you’ve never even seen? Kevin Monahan knows Jana has a thing for him but he is determined not to give in to her increasingly provocative advances. She deserves better than him. She deserves the best. Kevin considers himself damaged, demented, or he has been led to believe he is. So even though it is splintering his heart in two, he will not give in to Jana. In fact, he has accepted a job as a chef to a restaurant in Las Vegas. He hasn’t told Jana yet but he’s leaving soon after Christmas. “If Jana knew what was good for her, she’d forget him and find a man who wasn’t damaged beyond repair.” Nick Pappas and Kevin had been best friends since college. Nick is the only one that knows all of Kevin’s darkest secrets. Nick and Kevin had a habit of sharing women. But, five years ago, they had a falling out, things were said that they both regretted, and Kevin left. They haven’t spoken since. Until Nick showed up in Michigan where Kevin and Jana live. The same electricity that had grown over the last year with Nick was zinging like crazy as soon as Nick and Jana met in person. It doesn’t take long for Jana to realize she loves both of these men and needs them both in her life. Somehow she and Nick have to help Kevin overcome his darkness and to let them both into his heart. They belong together, if only they can get Kevin to realize it. I had such high hopes going in to this book and let me tell you, it lived up to my expectations and then some. I loved the way Jana was so brazen at times but other times so vulnerable and sweet. I loved Nick’s take charge attitude and who could help but to love Kevin’s tormented self. Together, these three about melted my e-reader and I loved it. As I said above, this book is off the charts sexy but it is also a beautiful love story. These three had no idea their lives were intertwined. Once they realized it, Nick and Jana would do anything to keep the third part of their trio from making the biggest mistake of his life and leaving them. Will they succeed? Or will Kevin go off to Vegas leaving Nick and Jana to go on without him? I didn’t realize that there is a book that comes before this, The Naughty List. You don’t have to have read it, but the characters are mentioned and play a small part. So I plan to go back now and read that one. So, can you tell that I loved this book? Because, yes, I most certainly did.
Really like this series, good stories & steamy- Yum!