Single Gal Seeks Naughty Inspiration
Aubrey Hayes @windowUndresser
Window dressing at Le Muse lingerie = best job ever. LOVE. But must design The Ultimate Window Display Of Hot Sex before Xmas. #panic 24h
A Hot Guys Trading Card just fell from the sky. Could this beautiful piece of man be my muse? It's raining men. #hallelujah 23h
OMFG, Detective Liam Flynn even hotter in person. May explode into a million pieces of lusty lady bits. #HandcuffMeNow 15h
It's on. Have convinced the über–hot cop to be my naughty muse until Xmas. Two weeks of sex, here I come! *ahem* 14h
Muse Plan already working. Creative juices flowing. And Detective Liam Hotness is the best "inspiration" ever. Owe the Fates BIG time. 8h
But I only have him until Christmas. Keep it together, Aubrey–and DON'T fall for him. #SexNotLove 3m.
About the Author
As a screenwriter, she's had a series idea purchased by Cinemax, and has worked as a script consultant on more than 50 screenplays. Currently, her screenplay Apache Tears is in development with Northern Lights Productions in Canada.
Jo also teaches writing in two-day workshops across the country, and is a frequent guest speaker at writing conferences. Her tape on Advanced Plotting from the Dallas Romance Writers of America conference is the bestselling tape in RWA's history.
Her first Silhouette novel, Suspect, was awarded Best First Series Book by Romantic Times Magazine, garnered the 1994 Romance Writer of the Year award from Pike's Peak RWA, and was a finalist for Best Romantic Suspense Novel of 1994 by Romance Writers of America.
Her first Temptation novel, One Wicked Night, was a finalist for Best Short Contemporary Novel of 1998 by Romance Writers of America.
She also ghostwrote Great Big Beautiful Doll - The Anna Nicole Smith Story for Barricade Books.
Jo currently writes for Harlequin American, Intrigue, and Harlequin special series. She lives in Nevada with her three enormous cats, Zeke, Coco, and Molly. You can reach her at her website shown above.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Aubrey is uninspired and it is definitely not the right moment to lose her muse. She has a big display for Christmas Eve Eve and is willing to go to great lengths to get her muse back. As luck may have it, her inspiration lands on her hands in the form of a Hot Guys Trading card, featuring Liam Flynn. Liam is a loner focusing on his career as a Detective for the NYPD. When a stranger calls him and tells him about the card she has in her possession his only motive for seeing her is to get the card back and make sure the woman is not a stalker. To his surprise, he is as drawn to her as he is weary. Of course, he can't resist but take advantage of Aubrey's offer. Who's he to deny an artist her muse? The first thing that caught my attention was the concept behind the story and although the author did a great job of executing it I think that some elements got lost along the way. I wish Liam and Aubrey's connection would have been explored more on the page. Most of their interactions took place off page, so I couldn't really see if their initial connection had anything to build upon. What I did get to experience was cute, but not something that would lead me to believe that they had something lasting. Their chemistry was good though and that coupled with their easy camaraderie kept me interested in their story. They exchanged some emotion-filled moments and some tender ones too, which I appreciated. I just wish I could have gotten a little bit more of their story as individuals so that I could connect to them fully and feel invested in their relationship. So all in all, a good romantic read. *I received this title from the publisher in exchange of my honest opinion.