Berkley, Apr 2009, $15.00
Dayle MacKay calls his daughter Janey telling her that her brother Natches was hurt. Although she detests her father, she loves her brother whom she was never allowed to see as a child. She rushes home from California to Kentucky only to have her dad and her Aunt Nadine drug her. Janey knows she must show no pain although her aunt touching her breasts nauseates her. She expects her neighbor Major Alexander Jansen to save her. Alex kills Nadine and Natches subdues his traitorous father who sold missiles to the enemy. Alex kisses Janey before he vanishes.
Six months later, Janey owns MacKay’s restaurant in Somerset though most people think she is a traitor like her dad and unlike her heroic brother. Alex visits Janey for the first time since he saved her life and demands a kiss although he knows if Natches catches him he is dead. He tells her he wants her wet with desire for him. She tells him to leave, but he says it is too late. Alex learns Janey received three warning notes telling the traitorous slut to leave. He informs the MacKay males who confront Janey. She says she is staying and Alex can play night guard. As the couple fall in love, he must focus on keeping her safe and not just her cute buns.
The latest “Naughty Boys” contemporary romantic suspense is an exciting tale starring a strong paring and supported by the return of stars from the previous tales (see NAUGHTY DREAMS and NAUGHTY BOY) who play major roles in the plot. The action is fast and heated from the onset. Although it feels implausible that the villain who comes out of nowhere outfoxes the trained military men, the heroine’s family and FBI agents, fans will relish the love story of Janey and Alex, two deserving people who encourage readers to forget plausibility.