Review: Lissa Matthews’ SWEET CAROLINE

A Little NOOKie Review

Pub. Date: April 2010 Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd. Sold By: Barnes & Noble Format: NOOK Book (eBook) Series: Blue Jeans and Hard Hats File Size: 370 KB ISBN-13: 9781609280291 ISBN: 1609280296 These items ship to U.S, APO/FPO and U.S. Protectorate addresses only.

The second time around is even sweeter . . . with cherries on top.

Blue Jeans and Hard Hats, Book 1

Buck doesn’t do personal projects. Until he runs into a woman wandering the aisles of the local home-improvement store, looking lost and confused. Just the way this fantasy looks at him nearly buckles his knees. In a hot second, the successful owner of a contracting company becomes a simple handyman, ready and willing to get as personal as the lady will allow.

Since her less-than-golden marriage to the local golden boy ended, Caroline’s declaration of independence includes her own business, road trips . . . and nipple piercings. Now it’s time to cut the last tie to her old life, but the house needs some work before she can unload it and move to her dream cabin in the mountains. Hard as it is to admit, she needs a little help.

Over the next few months, he shows her his toys, like hammers and drills, and she shows him hers-like floggers and paddles. And their attraction is the tinder that could send Caroline’s plans for an independent life up in flames . . .

Warning: In this book, there are sightings of glass dildos, leather belt bindings, nipple rings, wicked clamps, cherry cheesecake and a hot, yummy handyman-type guy who’s really good with his hands . . .

Once again, I’m not sure why I downloaded this book. The “leather belt binding” and “wicked clamps” should’ve given me a clue. I must’ve been sucked in by the cover.

Which, y’know, tends to happen to me a lot in this genre.

I liked the whole idea of Caroline moving on after her divorce. She’s fixing up the house they lived in so she can sell it before heading off to her dream cabin in the mountains. Which, really, sounded really cool. The location of her cabin (can’t remember, but it was probably ficitious anyway) was just beautiful and made me want to live there, too.

But to be honest, I’m not a Kinky Boots kinda woman and you’re going to continue to hear my say-ad nauseum–that I’m not into whips/chains/bondage/menages…anything kinky. Caroline and her ex-husband led a kinky life.

Buck’s parents led a kinky life. Yeah, so didn’t need or want that visual in my head.

Buck led a kinky life. Which, apparently, can be inherited from your parents. Er?

I’m not into that kind of thing. So while I liked the cherry cheesecake scene (that cheesecake really did sound good, BTW), I wasn’t into the love scenes as a whole. Parts of it were erotic, but I like the idea of plain ol’ vanilla sex. No whips, no chains, no glass dildos, no nipple rings, no handmade wooden paddles. There will be no paddling of this behind, thankyouverymuch.

“I’ll take an hour of foreplay without physical pain for $200, Alex.”

Wet Panty Rating:

Leave a comment

Filed under 2011 E-Book Challenge, A little NOOKie Review, Reading is Sexy!

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s