Thursday, May 17, 2012

Stuck with You

Sometimes you need a quick, frothy story that lets you take a break from life. You know you won't remember it once you finish it, and you're pretty sure you aren't meant to delve too deeply into it, but while you're in it, you have fun.

Such is Stuck with You, by Trish Jensen. This is a seriously silly book, but it doesn't pretend to be anything else. You are intended to read it, enjoy it, and then pass it on to the next reader. If you enjoy the love scenes, all the better.

Paige Hart and Ross Bennett are stuck in hospital quarantine together, victims of a courthouse bombing. Both lawyers, they were on opposite sides of a case, and Paige despises Ross' specialization of divorce law. They are quarantined because of possible exposure to Horny Monk Disease.

I am not kidding you.

No doubt you are shocked to find out that sparks fly in the hospital, beginning with Ross' choice of apparel.
She'd had to suppress a squawk of irritation when she'd seen that his choice of clothing consisted mainly of running shorts and T-shirts. Plain old flip-flops on his feet completed his look.
He could have done her the favor of covering up his legs. She didn't need the distraction of his leg muscles flexing with every move he made. And when he needed to bend over, he could at least be polite enough not to do it with his back turned toward her. A position that displayed the contours of his butt in mouth-watering detail. 
So, yeah. You will not be taxed mentally when you read this one.

But it's fun. Along with Paige and Ross' quarantine, we meet their doctor, Rachel, and Paige's brother, Nick, who have a Romantic History. (Yes, if you look closely, you've got a Ross and a Rachel. A shout out to Friends, perhaps?) Even though you know full well how this will end, there are some humorous moments. At one point, Ross and Nick commiserate over their lady friends' inability to commit.

Stuck with You isn't going to stretch your thinking or challenge you. There is some decently written Rocking the Headboard, and the characters are cute. In fact, that's the word to sum up this book: cute.

Published by Bell Bridge Books and available on
Thanks to NetGalley for the preview.

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