After reading and loving 'Sinfully Summer' I couldn't wait to see what Ms Duffy could do with an erotic romance and I wasn't disappointed.
What's a Girl to Do? is a scalding hot read. What makes it memorable is the romance.
Unwanted by her supermodel mother Shey's attitude to men, sex and relationships is tainted. The need to control every variable means Shey's romantic encounters lack spontaneity.
Player Calvin hides a fragile heart. Devastated by his ex wife. He vows he will never lose his heart, reputation or wealth to a woman again.
The scene is set the control freak meets the ice man.
Their first encounter will make you shiver and remember. The humour and sexual tension are beautifully written.
Despite her tangible fear Shey loses control in the most intimate way possible. Shey agrees to a relationship but only with rules. Calvin forgoes his dating embargo. He can't risk losing her. He wants her subservient but soon finds the tables turned on him. Love the taxi ride.
Their romance is driven by emotion not lust shown by the sacrifices they both make.
As a novella this story is a teaser but reaches a satisfying conclusion. Perfect for a little late night reading or on the way to work. Just remember sighing on public transport may draw some funny looks. :-)
I received an ARC from HarperCollins UK, HarperImpulse via NetGalley for an honest review.