This is day 3 of our Cosmo Red-Hot Reads Week. (Note: we here at Dirty Girls’ Good Books generally make an effort to only review books that you can buy RIGHT NOW. We’re making an exception this week, putting up some early reviews of Red-Hot Reads.)
Hotness Level: Blaze
Kink Level: Mild Kink
Genre: Contemporary, novella
Reviewed by Kate
Pepper gets caught after a little copy room nookie and is fired. The stranger in the copy room manages to get away. Turns out Steve, the stranger and nookie partner extraordinaire, is an FBI agent trying to dig up info on Pepper’s ex-boss. Pepper’s always wanted to be a spy, so she decides to help Steve out.
This book boggled me on so many levels. Pepper walks in and catches Steve trying to make copies of some of her boss’s documents and he decides the only way to avoid having his cover blown is copy machine sex? I can think of a few other options myself, but I guess since he had a bad case of the I’ve gotta have her nows I’ll give him a little leeway. I can forgive his little bit of unprofessionalism. But it just keeps happening throughout the book. They just can’t keep their hands off each other, no matter what’s going on at the time. Temporarily stuck in a storage room while you wait for the bad guys to leave? Cue the tacky porn music…
Pepper is supposedly this nerdy girl who wears glasses and flannel shirts all the time and knows nothing about sexuality but one look at Steve and she’s suddenly this smoking hot siren. She was ditzy, flaky, and quickly became annoying. And let’s not forget that Pepper’s always wanted to be a spy, so she becomes Steve’s little shadow. But honestly she’s following him around more for his magic fingers than his spy know-how.
This story’s one saving grace was that it was short.