Getting Down To Business by Ginger Ring

Getting Down To Business by Ginger Ring
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (89 pgs)
Other: M/F
Rating: 3.5 stars
Reviewed by Fern

Tired of living life out of a suitcase, traveling auto parts sales representative Jessie Knutson jumps at the chance for a position close to home. When a flat tire keeps her from an interview appointment and the hot tow truck driver awakens her inner cougar, she realizes too much time away has done a number on her libido. Now the only position she wants involves being naked and pressed tightly against a hot, younger man whose eyes say she’s more than a roadside pickup.

BJ Spencer has no time for love with an auto parts store to run, though he yearns to find the right woman someday. So when the smoking hot redhead he rescues alongside the road gives him a sexy smile, he remembers sometimes a man needs to enjoy the finer things in life. Long legs encased in thigh-highs are definitely fine, but Jessie seems to be total perfection in a tempting package. BJ just might be able to make both business and pleasure work for him this time.

Stuck with no cell service and a flat tire on the hottest day of the year, Jessie Knutson is not having a good day. When Bernard Spencer – BJ – drove by and offered to help, relief warred with her instant attraction to the sexy man. Taking BJ up on his offer of shelter as a storm comes through, one thing leads to another and soon Jessie has forgotten all about her business trip and is enjoying the sensual heat in BJs arms.

A fast moving, fun romp of a book, this was a great read. I loved how despite the fact outwardly Jessie appeared like a helpless female she knew her way around a car, she just not keen to change a tire in a tiny miniskirt. I also appreciated the manners and almost sweetness of BJ. Blushing at a few innuendo-laden comments and raised with strict etiquette, BJ wasn’t your average rough around the corners mechanic. I was a little disappointed at how BJ kept a few secrets, and equally surprised and sad that Jessie didn’t call him out on it. That part didn’t feel very realistic to me. While a tantrum or over-the-top anger also wouldn’t have suited the situation it felt really as if instead of exploring the hurt/conflict the author glossed over it to give us more sexy chemistry. I also felt BJ and Jessie cooling things down mid-book, while understandable, was a bit off. This did increase the conflict and sexual tension between them, but also felt a little stilted or contrived to my mind. This didn’t detract from my enjoyment of the characters or the situations they found themselves in.

I thought the author did an excellent job of the chemistry and relationship building between BJ and Jessie and while I felt the plot lacked in certain areas the sex and affection between the main characters was very well written. Readers looking for a highly charged, erotic story should really enjoy this story to my mind. The plot was interwoven between the romance and while the scales tipped a little toward the “more sex” side, the book read quite balanced to me. A fun read with great characters and pacing.

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