Kink Level-No Kink
Reviewed by Kay
Jessica is on a first date at one of the city's ritziest restaraunts with a total douche, who leaves her holding the bill at the end. Flustered and shocked, she accidentally leaves her hotel room keycard in the bill folder instead of her credit card, and then leaves. Sam, the owner of the restaraunt, was filling in for a waiter that evening and had flirted a bit with Jessica. Now, don't go thinking that Sam is a jerk for flirting with her while she was on a date, because he didn't start flirting until after he noticed the nose-dive the date was taking, and even then, the douche had left the table. When he finds the keycard, he decides to take it back to her at the hotel (a convenient few blocks away). What else would a non-douche-y guy do?
I struggled a bit with the ending. The main conflict in the story came from the fact that both Sam and Jessica were hiding something. Sam was hiding the fact that he was the owner of the restaraunt, and not just a waiter. Jessica lied and told Sam that she was from out of town. When the ending came around, the lies hadn't been dealt with...at all. I would have liked to see the ending handled a bit differently, but that might have been expecting too much in such a short book.
All in all, this was a fun, flirty read. Just right for Valentine's Day. I would recommend it for anyone who has a soft spot for Valentine's Day or who likes their romances to be low-conflict. I'll definitely be looking into more books by Nancy Warren.
Each year I try to read at least one Christmas romance, but this is the first Valentine's romance I've read. Are you a fan of holiday romances? What recommendations do you have?