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REVIEW: Reality Check by Elisa Adams

Dear Ms Adams,

RealityCheck.jpg“Reality Check” might be short but it has what I need in a novella. Semi-believable plot (OK, honestly are there families out there who will drive people to invent fake finace(e)s?) that tells a story beyond just hawt sex scenes, nice lead characters, fun but not too nutty families (well, maybe the heroine’s mother verged on nutty), not too much action-comes-to-a-screeching-halt mental lusting and hawt sex. Sure, I want hawt sex but I want a story too.

Rachel and Doug are nicely done lead characters. They’re normal people I might meet anywhere. And the misunderstanding leading to the office rumor about Doug’s sexuality is a scream. His response when finding out the whole office thinks he’s gay is hysterical. I like how he sees the true Rachel under her cool facade. That lends credence to a real HEA for me. I also appreciate that the main story ends with “this could be love given time to get to know each other” rather than a forced “we’ll love each other 4evah after only being together for three days!” I dunno about having hawt sex in a house filled to bursting with family members, though. And does Rachel get to tie Doug to the bedposts like he promised? Huh, huh? ;) B for this one.

~Jayne

Another long time reader who read romance novels in her teens, then took a long break before started back again about 15 years ago. She enjoys historical romance/fiction best, likes contemporaries, action- adventure and mysteries, will read suspense if there's no TSTL characters and is currently reading very few paranormals.

One Comment

  1. Karen Scott
    Aug 16, 2006 @ 16:20:50

    I read this a while ago and liked it. Her books aren’t bad overall.

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