Dinner First, Me Later?

Published By: Forever

Book Category: Fiction, Romance

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Reviewed by Linda Lee

Alicia lives in her dream house, but life isn’t so dreamy after her husband betrays her with someone else. After the divorce she keeps the house, on a nice cul-de-sac with the other members of the Housewives Fantasy Club. Every Saturday Alicia, Jen, Tish and Zada get together. On some of these Saturdays the talk gets racy as the women describe the fantasies they’ve had about men. Alicia’s fantasy man from years past is now moving directly across the street from her aforementioned dream house. Things start heating up in the neighborhood.

Jake Sims is a retired baseball star who now does underwear commercials on television. He has a reputation as a ladies man, a bad boy. Alicia doesn’t do bad boys, and is determined to stay away from him, even though he tells her he’s reformed. Yet the allure is strong. Her friends try some matchmaking with the two of them that turns out badly. When Jake brings home his daughter from a previous marriage, and her dog, Alicia assures her twin brother this is the kiss of death. Neither children nor animals have ever liked her. There will be no relationship with Mr. Fantasy.

A one night stand—no holds barred, play out all your fantasies, never speak of it again—sounds like the sexual oasis both Alicia and Jake can deal with. When the oasis turns into a mirage they are both in for some romantic awakenings.

Danielle, Jake’s daughter, likes Alicia, as does her dog. She thinks of Alicia as her friend and confidante. Dani knows nothing about her father’s attraction to her new friend. Or that Alicia is just as attracted to Jake. After all, fantasy relationships are much easier, less messy, to handle than real life ones. No reason Dani needs to know about late night phone calls. Nothing is going to come from them, is it?

A fun, racy romp with characters you feel you know.

Armchair Interviews says: A great vacation read.

Author’s Web site: http://www.CandyHalliday.com

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