Title: Tinsel and Takeovers
Author: JT Shultz
Publisher: Wild Rose Press
Publication Date: December 2006
Genre: Contemporary Erotic
Length: 53 pgs
Rating: 3.75 Candy Canes
Heat Level: Erotic
Other: oral sex, explicit language, graphic sex
Reviewer: Sasha Evins
Keeping the family company from financial disaster is a full time job for Sage Taggart, one that leaves her social life in ruins. With a little white lie made over the Thanksgiving holidays and a trip home for Christmas on the horizon, she'll have to come up with a boyfriend fast. But should she let her fingers do the walking and hire a male escort? When Jesse Francis agrees to meet one of his brother's 'clients' at the airport to let her know she'll be minus one escort for the holidays, he can't believe his luck, or his body's reaction to the woman known to him by reputation as the 'ruthless bitch in heels.' It's unfair and unethical, but with his company set to take over hers in only a matter of days, taking his brother's place is the perfect opportunity to gain inside information.
Yet, amidst the tinsel, Jesse sees a soft and very sexy side of Sage, and the question becomes, who is taking over whom?
I enjoyed this quick read. The author did a good job of world building and I felt I was part of each scene. Sage was a relatable and likeable heroine and the hero Jesse made for a hunky hero. It flowed well though at times it seemed a little rough, as well as with some of the dialogue. The loves scenes were steamy and I definitely caught chemistry between the characters.