by C.J. Ellisson
4.5 stars of 5
Candy thinks ordering her lovers to do what she wants will keep her heart safe and leave her in charge of her own destiny. Not surprisingly, her sexual experiences fall flat and she continues to search for more.
Tommy, one of her co-workers, has been hot for the sexy blond for months. He’s bound and determined to convince her he’s the one she’s been searching for – even if she believes a fellow accountant would make a boring bedmate.
Can the two come together to unlock Candy’s sexual awareness or will her own fears push Tom away?
Hot. There really isn't another word describe this book. The characters are wonderful and work extremely well together. Candy is a woman who knows what she wants...or at least she thinks she does. However, she keeps winding up in bed with the wrong men, extremely frustrating for any woman. She is also a bit of a control freak and swears up and down that she could never be/want to be with an accountant, least of all her co-worker Tommy.
Tommy has wanted Candy ever since they met. After one drunken, "tolerable" night, he fears he has blown his chance. But Tommy is not about to give up and he knows exactly what Candy needs.
I really enjoyed this book, though I wanted...more, but every short story I read leaves me wanting more. I hate when books end. Candy was a refreshing take on the modern woman and Tommy was anything but drab. This story really shows you how everything you could possibly want can be right in front of you, but you would never know. My only issue was how adamant Candy was about not dating a guy like Tommy, even though she liked him and the things they did together. She seemed a little...shallow for me.
All in all, this was a wonderfully sexy, short story, and I recommend this book to anyone that likes erotica with a touch of romance.