Checking It Twice

Checking It Twice

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by Jodi Redford

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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

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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.

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Publishers Weekly
Redford follows The Naughty List with a contemporary erotic ménage romance full of red-hot love scenes that punctuate a compelling story. Jana Colton wants just one thing for Christmas: chef Kevin Monahan, who’s been resisting her advances for years. While Kevin reciprocates her romantic feelings, he refuses to get involved, continuing to punish himself for mistakes made in his youth and his ongoing kinky yearnings. To escape the temptation, he accepts a job as head chef at his estranged father’s Las Vegas restaurant—well over 1,000 miles from Jana in Michigan. And then a major complication comes to town: Nick Pappas, Kevin’s best friend. Jana and Nick have been flirting long-distance, and Nick is shocked to learn that Jana’s crush object is his tortured best friend. When Nick realizes Kevin is also in love with Jana, he’s determined to step aside, but Jana and Kevin make it clear they need him in the picture and in their bed. The appealing trio seeks unconventional happiness in an absorbing and arousing story. (Dec.)
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“…an absorbing and arousing story.”
—Publishers Weekly

“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!”
—Library Journal

“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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Checking It Twice 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Kendra_Readers_Edyn More than 1 year ago
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.)
ElaineReads More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really like this series, good stories & steamy- Yum!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago