When She Was Bad
by: Cindy Kirk
Published by: Avon Books (July 2007 Release)
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Reviewed by Beth Cummings
Jennifer Carman is a high achiever--a bright, dedicated accountant in a major Chicago firm. But, her social life is nil. Her love life is also non-existent. In short, she is a dull, boring drudge--waiting for the big promotion to come her way. So on the day she is passed over for the manager position she coveted, she tries something new. While out for drinks with a friend, Jenny makes eye contact with an attractive man. To impress him she tries on a new persona, Jasmine Coret.
Jasmine is bold, witty and funny. Jasmine is not afraid to seem sexy and to even initiate the action. In no time, Jasmine hooks up with Robert Marshall, the good-looking stranger. He falls for Jasmine just as quickly as she falls for him. But once into the deception, Jenny sees no way out--besides Jasmine is having so much fun.
Cindy Kirk has created a pair of very likeable characters in Jenny/Jasmine and Robert. The story tugs the reader along, hoping that they will have more of a relationship than just a few especially steamy nights.
This is not a book for a prude. Cindy Kirk lets her characters revel in sex and for some readers it could be too much or too well described. While the story is good, a lot of pages are devoted to bedroom antics. Because the characters do seem to think about their situation and do find that they care very much for each other, the sexual romp becomes a love story--and as such the behavior is more palatable.
I enjoyed the book, but would reserve making a recommendation to just anyone.
Armchair Interviews says: For those who love racy romance novels, this romance/chick lit would be a great beach read.
Author's Web site: http://www.CindyKirk.com
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