Thursday, January 31, 2013

Return to Sender by Annabeth Albert

Story Rating-5 Stars
Character Rating-5 Stars
Romance Rating-5 Stars
Heat Level-4.5 Stars
Overall Rating-5 Stars

WOW! This short story really AMAZED me. I'm not one for short stories, but this one was a spectacular read! From page one I was hooked on this story and it NEVER let go of me. What made this book work so well is that, Jack the hero, and Bree the heroine, had known each other since grade school. They were always competing with one another and that never stopped, even up to present day. As the story moves along we find out that Jack has always wanted Bree, but she never realized it. There was some fun at the beginning of this book when Jake accidentally received a package in his mail delivery that was intended for Bree. It contained something really naughty and Jack jumped at the opportunity, and used it to challenge Bree into a very sexy tryst, that lead to another and yet another.

I can hardly believe how much I enjoyed Jack and Bree's characters. Being that the story was only 62 pages, they had a lot of depth and I was impressed.

What else AMAZED me, were the sex/love scenes, WHEWEEEEEE, they were SCORCHING HOT and had me squirming in my seat. I loved the games they played while playing with each other…SMOKING!!

This book was not just about sex, it was also very romantic.

“Why me? Why all the…this?” Releasing her knees, she made a sweeping gesture. “All the games. All the teasing. All the jokes. All the arguments. Especially the arguments. Why me?”
“Haven’t you figured it out yet?” His voice was light, his usual people-amuse-me tone.
“Enlighten me.” She stared him down, waiting for a real answer.
“Because.” He rolled his shoulders, a full-body shrug. “It’s always been you.”

The ending had me tearing up a bit, because it was such a joy to read about these two finally getting the HEA that they were always meant to have.

I just found myself another must read author with Annabeth Albert. There was not a thing about this novella that I did not thoroughly enjoy. I can hardly believe that this is her first book published by Ellora's Cave. I'll be sure to snatch any of her future books and I look forward to her growing, and hope that she will write a full length novel someday.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who's looking for a very romantic and HOT read! 

*A copy was kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*

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