The Guy Next Door: Ready, Set, Jett\Gail's Gone Wild\Just One Taste

The Guy Next Door: Ready, Set, Jett\Gail's Gone Wild\Just One Taste

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Three sexy new spring-fling novellas from three of today's hottest contemporary romance authors!

Ready, Set, Jett by Lori Foster

A vacation from her no-strings romance with her sexy next-door neighbor. That's what Natalie Alexander needs to get her head—and heart—together. But her solo trip south turns into a disaster when gorgeous Jett Sutter turns up with another challenge.

Gail's Gone Wild by Susan Donovan

Single mom Gail Chapman insists on chaperoning her teenage daughter's spring-break trip to Key West. But she never expects to face temptation—in the hunky form of Jesse Batista, the mysterious man in the cottage next door.

Just One Taste by Victoria Dahl

All-work-and-no-play businessman Eric Donovan won't be distracted by a "businesswoman" who's all wrong for him. Beth Cantrell owns a women's erotica shop! And she has a juicy little secret. Can she tempt him to put pleasure before business for once?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780373775569
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 02/22/2011
Edition description: Original
Pages: 378
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.60(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Lori Foster is a New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author with books from a variety of publishers, including Berkley/Jove, Kensington, St. Martin's, Harlequin and Silhouette. Lori has been a recipient of the prestigious RT Book Reviews Career Achievement Award for Series Romantic Fantasy, and for Contemporary Romance. For more about Lori, visit her Web site at

Victoria Dahl lives with her family in a small town high in the mountains. Her first novel debuted in 2007, and she’s gone on to write seventeen books and novellas in historical, contemporary, and paranormal romance. Victoria's contemporary romance, Talk Me Down, was nominated for both a RWA Rita Award and the National Readers' Choice Award. Since then, her books have been nominated for two more Rita Awards, and she hit the USA Today Bestseller list with the anthology Midnight Kiss.

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Hands on his hips, impatience growing, Jett Sutter paced the length of his living room while his youngest sister, Betts, blathered on about God-knew-what. She'd been at his door when he arrived home, throwing off his intricate plans and putting a damper on his fevered expectations.

Never would he deliberately hurt his sister's feelings, but pretending interest had become impossible half an hour ago. A glance at his wristwatch showed that he needed to shower. He needed to…prep. When he thought of what he had planned, what he would do and with whom, his breath quickened and his muscles twitched.

It wasn't an unfamiliar reaction when dealing with his supersexy neighbor, Natalie Alexander.

Jett loved his family, he really did, but damn it, he needed privacy to deal with the blooming heat and anticipation of the next few hours. He needed…

The familiar sound of a Volkswagen Bug pulling into the apartment complex parking lot cut short his thoughts. Without caring what his sister would think, Jett took two long strides to the patio doors and parted the curtains just enough to look out.

And there she was: delectable Natalie Alexander.

Superstacked school teacher. Seduction personified. Enchanting enigma.

His lover.

Damn, she looked hot. Natalie was his most elaborate fantasy in the flesh, made up of scorching contradictions.

Long, corkscrew curls the color of dark honey danced around her face as she hurried from the minuscule cherry-red car with a bag of groceries in one arm, her requisite heavy book bag in the other, her enormous purse slung over her shoulder.

As usual when returning from work, she wore her school-teacher duds of a long dark skirt, flat shoes and a crisp blouse under a warm cardigan. For Jett, it looked like fetish wear—a modest ensemble to disguise the centerfold body.

Seldom had Natalie mentioned teaching, and that was mostly before they'd become intimate. Since then, she'd gone out of her way to keep all conversation to a minimum.

It really burned his ass the way she fought to keep him at a distance.

Not that her evasive attitude had done her any good. He knew what grade level she taught, that she enjoyed reading political dramas and true-crime novels, that she cried over commercials and laughed at birds when they visited the bird feeder off her balcony.

He also recognized the vulnerability she tried to camouflage with sexual bravado—at least, with him. Thinking of her utilizing that special brand of bravado with any other guy bothered him in ways he didn't want to analyze too closely.

He knew that Natalie came from a background of extreme wealth and social influence, but the money and prestige hadn't guaranteed her a warm, loving family.

Though Natalie had no inkling of his research, he'd uncovered quite a bit about her, personal and otherwise. If she did know, she probably wouldn't like it.

Too bad.

At first he'd investigated her out of suspicion, because she'd come on so strong and had been so accommodatingly easy. As the quintessential school teacher, absolutely nothing about Natalie's outward persona said "uncommitted sex." Yet that's what they had.

Wild, hot, no-boundaries sex that left him burned and wanting more. A lot more.

Later, he'd done more digging because damn it, he wasn't used to any woman wanting only uncommitted sex with him. It didn't make sense. Natalie never asked him anything personal, never wanted to go out to eat or to a movie. She rebuked gifts and compliments and disdained social settings of any kind.

All she wanted was him, in bed.

That should have been the perfect setup for a man intent on maintaining his bachelor status, but for whatever reason, Jett felt uneasy about it. He wanted her to want more, damn it.

Why didn't she?

Now, as she exited her car, Jett watched her and knew by the way his muscles twitched and his skin burned that he was getting in too deep. Natalie had the most profound effect on him.

Confusion, he told himself. Curiosity and intrigue. Nothing more.

Once he knew why she'd built so many walls, he'd be able to scale them. They'd both have a good time for as long as it lasted, and neither of them would have regrets.

And with that goal in mind, Jett had a plan.

Using her hip, Natalie bumped the car door shut and, because of the brisk wind, hurried for the entrance. In late March, the weather was milder but still pretty chilly.

Along the way to the apartment entrance, she glanced up at his window.

Jett made sure she couldn't see him; God only knew what she'd think if she caught him watching for her. He'd look like a dupe, like a lovesick fool when, despite their burning compatibility between the sheets, she'd made it clear that she didn't want anything more.

Sex. For her it was the beginning and the end of their relationship. With every other woman he knew, he'd find that arrangement perfect.

With Natalie Hell no.

Tonight, he had a plan to use her carnal nature against her. He'd keep her long enough to hash out a few things.

Thinking about his intent made him semierect and taut with urgency. He visualized her in his bed, stretched out, anxious for him—

"All right," Betts said from behind his right shoulder. "Give. Who is she?"

Oh shit. How had he forgotten all about his sister's presence?

Jett turned in what he hoped to be a nonchalant way. "A neighbor, that's all." With Natalie now home, his patience ended. He took Betts's arm, swiped up her jacket off the back of a chair and steered her toward the door. "The visit's been awesome, but I need to shower."

Laughing, Betts dug in her heels. "Get real, brother. I'm not budging an inch until you tell me every single juicy detail."

At twenty-six, nine years his junior, his sister wasn't old enough and, he prayed, wasn't experienced enough to hear everything that had gone on between Natalie and him. Never mind that Betts was only a year younger than Natalie.

"Not happening, Betts, so forget it." Knowing his sister, he added, "And don't you dare go blabbing to the folks, either." The last thing he wanted was his mother snooping around in his private life. His dad would shrug it off; his mother, like his sisters, would make him nuts with questions.

Being thirty-five and independent in every way didn't matter, not to his nosy family. He was the only son, with three younger sisters. For years he'd felt protective toward them all, and now they were determined to pay him back in kind.

Somehow, he got Betts halfway to the door.

"If you're seeing someone, I'd like to meet her."

Annoyed, he turned to stare at his youngest sister.


"Why not?"

Because he wasn't seeing Natalie, not in the traditional way Betts meant. They hadn't had a single real date. The sum total of their time together had been spent either in bed or getting to the bed. Occasionally in the foyer against the wall, once on the couch, once over the back of the couch—

"Jett? Yoo-hoo."

"You're not meeting her, so forget it." Even if he wanted to introduce her to his family, Natalie stayed around only until the lovemaking ended. Then she hightailed it right back out of his life.

Hell, outside of sex talk, they'd barely even conversed. Jett told her what he wanted to do to her, with her, and Natalie always gave enthusiastic agreement. Period.

She'd made it abundantly clear that he was good only for sex.

Actually, she'd said he was great for sex; she hadn't skimped on the compliments in that department. But she usually gave them while naked, draped over his chest, still breathing hard and rosy from a recent screaming climax.

Somehow, he had to work their combustible chemistry to his advantage so that Natalie would let him past her barriers.

"You look flushed, Jett." Arms crossed, Betts surveyed him through narrowed eyes. "What's wrong with you?"

Mood now soured, Jett said, "None of your business, so butt out." He wasn't about to explain to his youngest sis the scorching level of churning lust and…and whatever else it was that he felt.

Hell, how could he explain it to her when he didn't quite understand it himself?

Her foot tapped the carpet. "Jett."

Struggling for patience, he gave her a tight hug and then held her an arm's length away. Dead serious, eyes narrowed and expression somber, he said, "If you love me, Betts, you will, just this once, let it go." She hesitated, and he waited, staring her down.

With a huff, she gave up. "Fine." Betts pulled free of his hold to don her jacket, jamming her arms into the sleeves with more force than necessary. "But it's only because I do love you."

Thanking her with great sincerity, he opened the door for her to go. Across the hall, Natalie's door remained closed.

Betts kissed his cheek and back-stepped out, watching him with expectation the entire way. Keeping a straight face with effort, Jett waited until he saw her go through the glass doors at the complex's entrance and until she reached her car.

Heading back inside, he stripped off his clothes along the way. In his bedroom, he turned down the blankets, leaving them at the foot of the bed. Determined on his course, he knelt near the head of the bed in the center of the mattress and wove a long specialized restraint through the headboard slats. A sliding "noose" at each end would be perfect for capturing Natalie's delicate wrists.

His abdomen clenched and his breathing hitched; he tugged experimentally and decided it would serve the purpose.

He glanced at the footboard, considered putting the restraints there too—but no. On a purely carnal level, he loved the idea of seeing Natalie tied spread-eagle to his bed, but he didn't want to push her so much that she felt compelled to object.

Now sporting full wood, Jett went to the shower. He had completed only the most cursory bathing when his attuned ears heard Natalie's familiar knock at his door.

Drawing a deep breath and shutting off the water, he propped a hand flat against the tile wall, dropped his head and took a moment to regain his control.

After doing a half-assed job of drying, he wrapped the towel around his hips and strode to his apartment door to let her in.

There wasn't anything he could do about the tenting of the towel. He wanted her, bad, more so with every minute that he knew her.

Today he'd make sure she wanted him just as much, in just as many ways.

Her heart fluttering in excitement, Natalie knocked twice on Jett's door. Anticipation rode her hard; she felt more alive, her every sense acutely heightened, whenever she was with him.

Even before leaving school she'd thought of this, of him and what they'd do, and now fire licked along her nerve endings, leaving behind a throbbing heat that pooled between her thighs.

Before Jett, Natalie hadn't been a sexual woman. But now, it didn't matter how many times she had him—she wanted him as if it was the first.

Maybe that was because the first time had been so mind-blowing, like the hottest of fantasies.

Even her sister, a bestselling author, couldn't write anything so amazing. The things Jett did, with precision and expertise and a complete lack of inhibition, were almost surreal.

The first time she'd laid eyes on him, she'd done an interested double take.

So had he.

Tall and strong with an athletic build, Jett Sutter was drop-dead gorgeous in a disheveled, comfortable, I-don't-give-a-damn way. His attitude was a refreshing change from the tailored, GQ men in suits, the type of men who sought her out because of her father's wealth and social standing.

She doubted Jett had any social standing; if he did, he wouldn't be living in their moderately priced apartment complex.

His body was enough to leave a woman tongue-tied, but it was his dark glittering eyes that had the ability to arrest all thought and movement. When he looked at her, his expression was teasing, interested, but also so intent that Natalie felt it in the most intimate ways.

She, decorum personified, had surprised herself by flirting with him.

She'd been surprised even more when he dished it right back. They spoke only a little, all of it light, sexy

That in itself, the teasing and the flirting, had been a complete aberration for her, something she enjoyed but had never really indulged before meeting Jett.

Then one day, months ago, she'd found herself alone in the hallway with Jett as they'd each started into their own units. For the longest time they'd stared at each other, no doubt thinking the same thing, wanting the same thing. The tension had built to an excruciating level.

Natalie had waited, breath held, anticipation keen.

Without a word Jett unlocked his door and pushed it open, but then walked over to her.

Her heart had tried to punch right out of her chest.

Ever so slowly, he'd moved his hand over her cheek, under her wildly curling hair to curve warmly around her nape. Little by little his eyes narrowed and darkened even more, captivating her, making her knees weak—

until he leisurely bent to her mouth and brushed the lightest of kisses over her lips.

When she didn't pull away, he lingered, teasing at first, but then she leaned into him and he'd given in with a harsh, hungry groan.

In minutes, she'd found herself in his apartment, each fumbling with the other's clothes, arms and legs tangling while the kisses grew hotter and longer and deeper.

In mutual participation, they ended up in his bed having the hottest, most satisfying sex ever.

Other than a few moans and gasps and heartfelt expletives, neither had spoken a single word.

Afterward, as she'd tried to figure out what to do or say, he'd smiled at her, a smile of triumph, of confidence and cocky attitude.

Uncensored gratitude had left her bemused. She hadn't known sex could be so satisfying, or so consuming, and she'd spoken without really thinking it through. "That was…" She'd had no adequate words, so she settled on, "Thank you."

His smile slipped into a grin. "Anytime."

She'd been surprised and inexperienced enough to say, "Really?"

"Oh, yeah." His gaze went molten as he looked her over, making it clear that he liked what he saw. "All you gotta do is knock."

Natalie had taken him at his word, and from there they'd fallen into an unbelievable routine that was both scintillating and simple.

The first time she'd knocked at his door, feeling very tentative, alternate excuses at the ready, he'd answered a mere second later.

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Guy Next Door 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 207 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the first two stories but when it came to Victoria Dahl's Just a Taste it seemed like half the story was ripped out. I am not sure I would recomend the book or not. The last story left me thinking I wanted to trash the whole book.
Judy_F More than 1 year ago
The Guy Next Door is a hot and steamy anthology just to get you warmed up from the cold weather. Three spectacular authors make this anthology snap and sizzle. Lori Foster pens Ready, Set, Jett about private eye Jett Sutter. Jett has been having an ongoing sex only relationship with his lovely neighbor, Natalie Alexander. Sure the sex is off the chart but he finds himself wanting more then that from her. Natalie has always had to protect her heart since she has been burned so badly in the past. She can't trust if people really want to know her or her families money. Jett wages an all out assault on Natalie's heart and mind to get her to see they can have it all. Gail's Gone Wild by Susan Donovan has literature professor Gail Chapman taking a much needed spring break with her teenage daughter and her friend. Gail thought she would have to be vigilant watching the two teenagers at the beach but who is watching Gail. Gail spies her sexy next door neighbor Jesse Batista and decides to take a walk on the wild side. Jesse has been hurt by a previous vacationer so he keeps his true identity from Gail. Jesse and Gail realize this spring fling could be the real thing but will Jesse's secret tear them apart? Victoria Dahl's Just One Taste is the beginning of a new series about the Donovan siblings. Eric Donovan along with his brother and sister run the Donovan Brothers Brewery. Eric is at a showing promoting their latest product when he spies the woman of his dreams across the way. Beth Cantrell works for The White Orchid a local erotica shop but Beth's taste runs to the preppy, geeky guys and Eric fits the bill. Only she thinks he is his playboy brother Jamie. Before the can tell her the truth their one night of intense passion is over. Will he be able to make it up to her? The Guy Next Store is a fun and sexy anthology. Hot guys with smart and sexy woman are what every romance reader loves to dive into. These three authors are tops with me and can't wait to read what is next for them.
CrystalPosey More than 1 year ago
Ready, Set, Jet by Lori Foster Restraints and pillow talk are the name of the game in this story. He wants more. She refuses. He seduces her heart right into his hands. Sex. Talk. Sex. Talk. If you like the way that sounds, then you'll love this book. My one complaint, the sex in the beginning was drawn out a bit much. I love a good sex scene as much as the next gal, but not too much too soon. My favorite part was the male perspective. It was believable and provided a great opening. Foster did a great job with that. Gail's Gone Wild by Susan Donovan I connected with this story immediately! Sure I'm a full time parent to a senior, but despite the fact, Susan Donovan has teen talk down. She has most definitely been a round teens. A lot. I was hooked by page two. And this story has great lines such as, "So that's what George Clooney would look like after a month on the beach-all sun-roasted and sexy." With lines like that throughout the story, I couldn't help but love it the best. I like Donovan a lot! Just One Taste by Victoria Dahl After reading Manhunting by Jennifer Crusie, last year, I wanted a boat. Now, I feel the need to have a circular booth put in my kitchen! Dahl kicks PDA up a notch with one in Just One Taste, okay, maybe a few notches. Unfortunately Dahl threw cold water on the moment, but I forgave her. Because when she turned the heat back on, she blasted it and delivered a scene that left me a little dizzy. I wasn't crazy about conflict in this story, but if there is one thing Dahl seems to know, it's attraction. There was heat between these characters, and that drove the story for me. -Posey, Everybody Needs A Little Romance
Sweetproo98 More than 1 year ago
The cover doesn't to the hotties justice in this anthology. I was totally immersed on all of the stories that were teased and started with this book. I have now read all of the currently released books in both Vitoria Dahl and Lori Foster's series. Lori Foster provides just enough heat, action and suspense and just pulls you in from word one. Victoria Dahl packs a triple threat with enough heat to burn down a building, emotional pull towards Eric and Beth and a whole lot of naughty in her into to the Donovan Brothers series. And Susan Donovan makes you want to re-live your wild spring break memories and break out with a little of your own "girls gone wild!" All in all, this is a great read!
Danielle Patterson More than 1 year ago
I am a huge Lori Foster fan and had already read Natalie's sister Molly's story. I loved it so much I went back and bought this while waiting for her new book to come out. She didn't disappoint! The sex scenes were hot and chemistry was great, I wanted to see these two together. I had never read Susan Donovan and was pleasantly surprised, the characters were great, sizzling chemistry and wonderful love scenes. I will definitely pick up more of her work. I was not thrilled at all though with Victoria Dahl and I really wanted to like her which made it worse. I felt the characters were stiff, the chemistry between them was iffy at best and like another reviewer said it felt like half the story was ripped out. I definitely woul have rated this 5 stars if not for the Dahl story. If you buy this, and you should, read Dahl first (or not at all) and save the best for last!!!
LASR_Reviews More than 1 year ago
Where can I find a guy like these? When I got the opportunity to review the latest by Lori Foster, Susan Donovan, and Victoria Dahl, yeah, I was really excited. I wasn't let down. If you're like me and have been waiting for alpha heroes that really sizzle, this book delivers. I read it in one sitting and went back a couple times for more. I'd heard Lori Foster was writing new work for HQN and I'm glad I kept my eyes out for Ready, Set, Jett. Whew! Jett is one hero I'd like to have hanging in my closet. He is breath taking-literally. I liked Natalie, even though I didn't agree with the friends with benefits idea. But with Jett as the benefit, who could blame her? There's plenty of heat and heart in Ms. Foster's work. I loved the chemistry between Jett and Natalie even when he went a bit too alpha-still it's enticing. The action works well in this story and it's a great lead-in to Ms. Foster's new HQN series. Definitely check this book out. This series of stories appeals to a broad range of readers, as proved in Susan Donovan's story, Gail's Gone Wild. Gail isn't a happy-clappy twenty-something. She's a little older and a little wiser. I liked that she wasn't a stereotype because it made her more relatable. She wants to keep her daughter out of trouble. Too bad it finds Gail instead. Actually, it's not bad. It's yummy good. Jesse is a bit of a conundrum, but he's supposed to be. Although I liked that the story had a sense of open-ness, it also feels a little unfinished. Things happen fast and the ending is a little stiff. But with Jesse as the hero, you can't help but want things to work out right. The final story in the group, Just One Taste by Victoria Dahl is meant to do just that-give the reader a taste of a new series. It's an interesting concept and I rather liked it because it served better than a large prologue, but I felt a little let down because I didn't want to let Eric and Beth go! There's spice, action, and steamy love making. There isn't much information on Beth-maybe to whet the reader's whistle for the first story in the new series. It's a bit jarring, but if you're looking for a taste of Ms. Dahl's writing, then this is the story to start with. Her writing flowed well and drew me in right away. If you want a great book for a lazy afternoon, then this is the book for you. I give The Guy Next Door 4 books! Great job! Originally posted at The long and Short of It Romance Reviews
thehistorychic on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Bought for MyselfOverall Anthology Rating 4.0NOTE: I am going to do mini-reviews for these 3 stories since they were short. I will admit I am usually not a fan of the novella but I really liked all 3 stories. These authors aren't familiar to me (new to contemporary romance) but I will be checking them all out in the future!Ready, Set, Jett by Lori Foster: 4.25 RatingCan I have some Jett next door to me please? I actually read When You Dare before reading this so I already really liked Jett/Natalie together. That being said, I really liked their romance. Do I wish the story was longer? You betcha! Do I think Lori managed to do their romance justice in just a few pages? Yep! This is my favorite of the 3 stories in the anthology.______________________Gail's Gone Wild by Susan Donovan: 3.75 RatingGail has gone wild and she did it just the right way. I have to say this story made me grin because it gave hope to all us over 35+ single crowd out there. I loved her and Jesse's whirlwind romance probably even more because of her daughter's reaction to the whole thing. Mom got her groove back in a big way and it was fun to read!______________________Just One Taste by Victoria Dahl: 4.00 RatingI think this is part of a series that I am going to have to pick up now! Eric is the kind of guy we all dream of hoping to catch the eye of. Though he works a little to hard, his life gets altered by just the right gal: Beth. This was the funniest of the 3 stories. This one does not have an HEA though so just be aware!______________________Overall I recommend this anthology to any Contemporary Romance reader especially if you are reading Lori Foster's series. I am sure that is true about Victoria Dahl's series too!
AlishaNeedsToRead on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Hm. With a title and lineup such as the one noted on the cover, you can almost bet you'll get a good time. As one might expect, each of the three stories in this anthology serve as a take on the "guy next door." But less obvious is that the stories all dealt with the idea of assumptions and misguided perceptions; often, there's a layer of truth that's skewed for one reason or another. I feel like the three stories struck the right balance in serving the overall theme yet coming across as unique in cast, setting and plot. Ready, Set, Jett (3 of 5 stars)This is a fairly insulated story; that is to say, for the vast majority of time, only these two characters are "on stage." It's also a prequel of sorts: though the couple's story is wrapped up, there are threads introduced that are intended to serve as the basis for a series. I enjoyed this book, but found myself at times frustrated with the "easily fixable miscommunication" theme. I guess I just don't do well with the stories in which the two main characters spend inordinate amounts of time making assumptions that could 1) be cleared up in seconds and 2) cause strife between the two. But I know that was sort of the point¿the characters waste time by remaining afraid to express their feelings. The story has some intensely sweet moments; here, it's all about the mental sparring. ^_^Gail's Gone Wild (4 of 5 stars)Inspired by the author's trip to Key West, this story really does feel carefree and fun. It was such an easy, enjoyable read¿one which I happily read in one sitting. It's clear that Donovan was not only there at one point but enjoyed herself, because she so lovingly portrays the island and its flavor. I adored both the hero and heroine. Their tale was novella-length but felt complete, fleshed-out and satisfying. For what it's worth, I'd say I enjoyed this story the most out of the three.Just One Taste (4 of 5 stars)The title of this story is apt in so many ways. We get a brief glimpse into the world of the Donovan siblings, who reside in Boulder, Colorado and run a brewery together. The three are vastly different yet intriguing; the glimpse given makes it clear that they will inspire wonderful full-length tales. This novella sets up the trilogy to follow, but works well enough on its own when keeping the following in mind: the tale is about letting loose and doing something a little bit crazy every once in a while. As freaking ALWAYS, Dahl's characters are absolutely magnetic and genuine.All told, I'd easily recommend this anthology to contemporary romance lovers of all stripes.
LoveToReadForFun on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Ready, Set, Jett by Lori Foster This novella is a prequel to a new series, The Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor. I wasn't aware of this at the time and wondered why Natalie's sister's disappearance was such a big deal. Jett and Natalie were luke-warm characters for me. I didn't feel any attraction between them even though we are supposed to believe that they have this amazing sexual chemistry. The story begins with them already deep in a sex only affair so we weren't privy to the build of attraction that led to said affair. I found Natalie annoying at times and her skittishness was too over the top. I liked Jett's character and hope we see more of him in the upcoming series. Rating: 2.5/5 Gail Gone Wild by Susan Donovan A great story about a single mom trying to get her groove back. While in Key West on Spring Break with her daughter, Holly and friend Hannah, Gail decides to step outside her comfort zone and have some fun for herself. It helps that the person who's going to help her do this is her sexy neighbor, Jesse. I loved Gail's character. She is not a seductress, doesn't know the rules of the dating ritual. She is truly a newbie and fumbles her way through her rendezvous with Jesse. This story had humor and romance and sex. I loved both characters. I thought the relationship between Jesse and Gail was believable and genuine. Rating: 3.5/5 Just One Taste by Victoria Dahl I am a huge fan of Dahl's contemporary romances so I was surprised to be a little disappointed with her novella. Eric and Beth's story is the set-up for a new series, The Donovan Brothers Brewery. I did not know this going in. So I was a little startled when the story ends with no resolution. This really didn't take away from the story too much. They meet each other, each one wearing a facade. Both are staid, responsible people who pretend to be someone they are not. There are some super hot sexy times between Eric and Beth one involving some under the table action. I really wanted to know more about Beth and why she has certain hang-ups. I guess we'll find out more when the series is released. All in all, an good read with interesting side characters (Eric's brother, Jaime and sister Tessa). I look forward to reading the series. Rating: 3/5
ksattler on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Great set of stories. Foster's and Dahl's novellas are introductory stories to new series.
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I really enjoyed the first story but the other two were just ok.
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I would also give this product five stars if not for the Donovan story. Lori Foster and Victoria Dahl wrote interesting stories that actually go somewhere. This is not the case for the Donovan story. The main character in this story is to put it simply, a slut. If you are looking for a classy romance DO NOT read the Donovan story. For all those people who said that the Victoria Dahl story was awful, don't judge until you read the book about those characters.
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I read Just a Taste first and thought it was great. Had to buy the continuing story which was HOT. Then after a while I read Ready, Set, Jett, and that got me into a whole new series of stories!!! Read all of Lori Fosters stories. HOT HOT HOT!!!
SkyAS More than 1 year ago
WOW - truly Amazing!!!
navygirl200233 More than 1 year ago
I loved the book, and read the series. Lori Foster is one of my favorite authors.
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