GENRE: Contemporary Romance
Jillian Whitkins is an event planner who is ready to throw in the towel. She is managing a birthday party with a 50 Shades of Grey theme—and it’s turning into a disaster! The birthday girl is drunk, the guests are harassing her staff, and she is about to offend a real-life Christian Grey.
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“You should invite me in.”
When did he become so formal? “Are you a vampire?” Isn’t that what Minerva called him—an emotional vampire? “You can’t cross a threshold without an invitation?”
“What was it you said earlier? ‘If I open this door, we are really going to do this.’ I need you to decide. Either invite me in or say good-night. It’s your choice, Jillian.”
Part of me wishes he would just come in and kiss me senseless and then ravish me. That’s not his style tonight. Still, I need to know a little more. “If I invite you in, what will happen?”
He raises his eyebrows and laughs, almost like a villain in an old James Bond film. “You want me to sell you on the idea of inviting me in?”
His lips curl into a sensual smile as he crosses his arms and leans against the doorframe. The pose suits him—he looks like an ad for sex. “What I want to do is explore. I want to explore your body, I want to explore what turns you on, and I want to explore what makes your eyes roll back in your head. I want to know what makes you whimper, what makes you moan, and what makes you shout my name.”
“You’re very persuasive.”
“I must be. I’ve turned myself on.” He straightens and drops his arms. “Invite me in.”
Despite every nagging doubt and fear, I hold out my hand. “Won’t you come in, Jackson?”
When I began reading Best Laid Plans I was worried it was going to be no more than a rehashing of Fifty Shades of Grey. Thankfully, I was wrong. While it did take a good portion of its theme from its predecessor, I have to say….this book is better written and edited and far more enjoyable to read.
Author Robyn Kelly has a knack for pithy, humor-filled writing. The love/sex scenes were entertaining in a cool drink/fan yourself sort of way that pushes this book branded as contemporary to the very edge of erotica. Not a bad thing if you like your romances with lots of spice.
My only criticism (and not really much of one) is that I’m not a big fan of first-person. I wanted to climb inside the hero’s head in order to get more insight into his emotions. That said, if you enjoy singular first person and lots of steamy prose, you should take a look at this two-book set.
Robyn Kelly is my pen name. I work for one of the top boutique event planning companies in San Francisco, and I can’t risk having our clientele (or my boss) discover my passion for aggressive, sexual, alpha men.
I write the kinds of stories I like to read. I realized the top four things I love in a romance are:
The chase. I don’t care how hot or rich the hero is, he’s got to work for it if he wants in to my heroine’s panties—for at least four chapters!
Second chances. My heroines aren’t virgins. They are women who have loved and lost before.
I’m not against virgins, some of my best friends in high school were virgins. I just think they should stick with bad boys, and leave the billionaires to us experienced women.
Humor. I love a book that can get me both hot and laughing.
Happy endings. They’re so much better than cliff-hangers.
Robyn Kelly will be awarding $20 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.
March 13: Notes From a Romantic’s Heart
March 13: Unabridged Andra
March 20: The Reading Addict
March 27: EskieMama and Dragon Lady Reads
March 27: Natural Bri
April 3: Fabulous and Brunette
April 3: Harlie’s Books
April 3: Archaeolibrarian – I Dig Good Books!
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