Series: Private Pleasures #1
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Published by Entangled Publishing on February 28, 2013
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He’ll teach her how to bring a man to his knees...
Dr. Ellie Swan has a plan: open her practice in tiny Bluelick, Kentucky, so she can keep an eye on her diabetic father, and make hometown golden-boy Roger Reynolds fall in love with her. But Ellie has a problem. Roger seeks a skilled, sexually adventurous partner, and bookish Ellie doesn’t qualify.
Tyler Longfoot only cares about three things: shaking his bad boy image, qualifying for the loan his company needs to rehab a piece of Bluelick’s history, and convincing Ellie to keep quiet about the “incident” that lands him on her doorstep at two a.m. with a bullet in his behind.
The adorable Dr. Swan drives a mean bargain, though. If sex-on-a-stick Tyler will teach Ellie how to bring a man to his knees, she’ll forget about the bullet. Armed with The Wild Woman’s Guide to Sex and Tyler’s lessons, Ellie is confident she can become what Roger needs... if she doesn’t fall for Tyler first.
“Let me get this straight. You decide you want more action and adventure in your sex life, so first thing you do is buy a book and study up? Does that strike you as ironic?”
I highlighted this passage in my Nook because it made me laugh out loud, both at Ellie and myself. While I agree with Tyler on this stated question, I identify with Ellie. I research the hell out of anything that interests me, and that includes sex. I will proudly raise my hand and say I researched multiple facets of it.
I identify with Ellie, in the point that she is a bookworm and researches what she wants to know. She used her intelligence to get through life and to get attention — she had an absent father, and so she got attention from her teachers for getting good grades. She is a nerd and I love her. I will also admit that I looked up on Amazon as to whether or not “The Wild Woman’s Guide to Sex” actually exists, and whilst I found “Dear Lover: A Woman’s Guide to Men, Sex, and Love’s Deepest Bliss” and “Getting Off: A Woman’s Guide to Masturbation”, I am sad to say that there is no such book for the “Wild Woman”….. And as an afterthought, because I’m just that practical, I’m fairly certain that the latter of the two existing books is probably much more helpful and realistic than the prior. But I digress.
I also enjoy Tyler’s character. Like every bad boy, he’s deeper than the world seems to think, but he’s not necessarily “bad” so much as he is a man-slut… and even that term doesn’t fully suit him — at least not anymore. The “incident” that lands him on Ellie’s doorstep with a bullet in his butt is amusing, but proves my earlier point that he’s not that bad. (Though the ladies don’t call him “Foot-Long Tyler” for nothing.) I like Tyler just as much as I like Ellie. He’s a gentleman, though not an obvious one. As an odd example, Ellie has bookmarked various chapters that she needs to “work on” and he vetoes one of them right away (which I’m fairly certain almost every lady can guess what that one is) as he doesn’t think it brings women pleasure and he won’t do something that doesn’t please her as well. That makes me love him even more.
I honestly liked the majority of characters in this book — there wasn’t one that I really hated or disliked. It made me want to live in this town because it seems to be such a nice place to live, even if everyone does know everyone else’s business.
This was a very cute and fun book that had me smirking and laughing out loud, and I quite enjoyed every moment of it. Though when Ellie and Tyler get together, “cute” isn’t necessarily the word that comes to mind. Definitely a book to read!