Title : Strangers No More
Author: Lynne Connolly
Publisher: Ellora's Cave
Buy Link: Buy Strangers No More Here!
Rating : You Want To Read
Reviewed By : Donna Bryant
A book in the Skin Deep series.
Strangers in the dark, meeting for anonymous, hot and dirty sex. That was the way it was meant to be. But Whitney is increasingly drawn to her Stranger, more than she should be. Even if once he sees her face, he’ll run screaming. Then Whitney receives an offer from the Durban Trust for cosmetic surgery. Although she knows looks don’t matter, they’ve cost her too many promotions. She has to change her face to change her life.
Her colleague Jay—reporter and thriller writer—has a secret to match Whitney’s. He’s her Stranger. He doesn’t give a damn about her face, but how does he tell her? Now Jay has two secrets. He put her forward for the surgery. Once he tells her, she’ll kick him out of her life, but he has to take that chance. He only wants her to get the job. Because she already has him. Hook, line and sinker.
Strangers No More is a contemporary erotic romance with a relatively believable plot and likable characters. Ms. Connolly's writing is easy to read and follow, her sex scenes are steamy and sultry, and her story had a unique twist that kept me reading to the end.
At 76 pages, this was a fairly short read, but it was enough to give the characters a little time to develop. Some of the twists felt a little forced, such as the budding chemistry between Whitney and Nev, or the relationship with Whitney and the "multimillionaire".
And, I was almost surprised to find, at the end of the story, that Jay had a problem great enough to land him in a mental institution for a few months. Despite these minor stretches, I enjoyed the book and am glad to have it on my ebookshelf.