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Naughty But Nice Shortly after her high school graduation ten years ago, Cassie Tremaine Montgomery kicked off the provincial dirt of Pleasantville, OH and headed to NYC to be someone She had been considered a wild child, a girl from the wrong side of the tracks, the daughter of the town wanton All she wanted was to escape poverty and keep her heart safe from the sort of betrayal and hurt she suffered at the hands of the town, and most notably the town sheriff In the ten years since, she became a wildly succe Shortly after her high school graduation ten years ago, Cassie Tremaine Montgomery kicked off the provincial dirt of Pleasantville, OH and headed to NYC to be someone She had been considered a wild child, a girl from the wrong side of the tracks, the daughter of the town wanton All she wanted was to escape poverty and keep her heart safe from the sort of betrayal and hurt she suffered at the hands of the town, and most notably the town sheriff In the ten years since, she became a wildly successful lingerie model, earned wealth and fame, and had built an impenetrable shield around herself, keeping her vulnerabilities and insecurities safe behind a mask of urbane sophistication Until a stalker shook her to her foundations and sent her fleeing to Pleasantville for safety, and maybe just a little revenge on a town that had turned its nose up at her all those years ago.Sheriff Sean Tag Taggart is through with high maintenance women, and at thirty two, is looking towards his future with a comfortable wife who will be a partner and helpmate to him When the calls start coming in about one Cassie Montgomery being back in town and stirring up trouble, he does what any self respecting law man would do, gives her a ticket and denies the instant, sizzling attraction He recognizes that the prickly, obstinate woman is the exact opposite of his fantasy woman A few years older and several classes ahead of her in school, he never paid much attention to the rumors about her being wild, but he could easily see the trouble in her eyes now Still, something about the tense flash of pain when she sees him in uniform draws him closer, and soon he realizes that her chilly response to him and her brash exterior hides a deep well of old wounds and a soft heart.She s resistant to anything but a good time, he s intent on forever, but no amount of incendiary chemistry will be able to save them when their past slams into them and strips away all the masks, walls, and preconceptions.What a great Blaze It offered up quite a bitstory than I expected Yes, the sex is smoking hot, and the characters are sizzling together, but in traditional Jill Shalvis style, there s also a surprising amount of depth and a wealth development given to the characters to flesh them out nicely and provide some decent pathos.Tag wasn t as complicated or messed up as Cassie, true, but I favor romance in which the male lead is the one looking for forever and the woman is the one that s cagey about settling down, and his issues with his father while perhaps glossed over and underdeveloped provided a few nice layers to his character He wasn t perfect, thankfully, and there were a few times he acted like a jerk, which kept him human, certainly, but he was a generally decent guy and I liked how clearly he saw through Cassie to the special woman beneath the glamor.Cassie, on the other hand, was truly a flawed character with no small amount of bitterness over a past that wasn t as unkind to her as she remembers She drags her past around with her, memories of poverty and ridicule are painfully fresh, and she wears the heavy yolk of her mother s indiscretions like an ermine stole As a result, she has built up a shoot first, ask questions never sort of personality, so much so that the concept of simple friendship is utterly foreign to her Normally that would make a character pretty unlikable for me, yet there was something about Cassie s genuine confusion and sort of adorable befuddlement over the smallest kindnesses that was appealing and tugged at my heart.Tag s attempts to connect with the heart of the woman provided a lot of nice conflict as they both evolved and their life goals slowly changed to make room for each other Of course, they had plenty of smoking hot sex during the process, but it s a Blaze I d be disappointed if they didn t.My only real issues with the book were an abrupt and rather pedestrian epiphany that Cassie has after a single conversation with her mother and the underdeveloped and unnecessary stalker plot thread It was superfluous and served asof a predictable and boring distraction than an interesting companion to the romance The book could have thrived just as well with Cassie s issues had Tag s character been given a littleinternal strife or the thread with his father been expanded.Regardless, this was a totally likable book that offereddepth in both the characters and the story than I ve seen in other Harlequin Blazes It was a surprisingly satisfying, if less complex read by one of my preferred authors for light, humorous contemporary romances Reviewed for One Good Book Deserves Another When Cassie left her smallville town 10 years ago, she wrote her revenge list for a town that had mistreated her drive a bright yellow sports car around down town, and get one on the sheriff And the new sheriff in town happens to be the son of the one who had humiliated her many years ago With a past like that, spark are bound to fly But the sheriff is no where close to the person his father once was. Meh High two low three Nothing terrible about this Just nothing really good either A world famous lingerie model goes back to her small town roots to prove to them all that she s better than they are and to escape a dangerous stalker She goes back to the town where she has a bad reputation and her mother was the town s favorite mattress topper and falls instantly in love lust with the son of the sheriff who destroyed her trust in all men forever Yeah, just saying it out loud drops it into Meh High two low three Nothing terrible about this Just nothing really good either A world famous lingerie model goes back to her small town roots to prove to them all that she s better than they are and to escape a dangerous stalker She goes back to the town where she has a bad reputation and her mother was the town s favorite mattress topper and falls instantly in love lust with the son of the sheriff who destroyed her trust in all men forever Yeah, just saying it out loud drops it into the mid two s right there Did I mention that the way the supermodel cleans up her image is to open an adult gift store on main street That rating is dropping all the time it s a good thing there were a couple of good sex scenes or this may have been a one for me So, another one of Shalvis books It s not so much funny as extremely spicy Wow But, the relationship was rather refreshing Small town girl who grew up under a cloud, then escaped, returns and finds everything is different from how she remembers Not in substance, but in understanding and interpretation And her Sheriff love interest is normal and mostly patient with her as she finds her way to being capable of a loving relationship Of course, there is a lot of sex along the way As I sai So, another one of Shalvis books It s not so much funny as extremely spicy Wow But, the relationship was rather refreshing Small town girl who grew up under a cloud, then escaped, returns and finds everything is different from how she remembers Not in substance, but in understanding and interpretation And her Sheriff love interest is normal and mostly patient with her as she finds her way to being capable of a loving relationship Of course, there is a lot of sex along the way As I said, Wow 2.5 This books was okay, but hardly the writing or plotting I expect from Jill Shalvis This must be an early example of her work. This was one of those books that far exceeds the plot summary I can t say the plot was unique but Jill Shalvis worked her magic, made you care about the characters, and made this a delight to read. Naughty But Nice By Jill Shalvis Released On Oct , Is Available Now For Purchase I think this might have been the first time that I have read anything by this author but it won t be the last It definitely kept my interest and I really liked both of the Main Characters But I also must say that the title for this book is right on It IS Naughty but nice too The picture of the eBook I felt was in need of an update though The guy and his outfit just didn t feel like it fit the story Just sayin This book should have come with a bitwarning though it should have a I think this might have been the first time that I have read anything by this author but it won t be the last It definitely kept my interest and I really liked both of the Main Characters But I also must say that the title for this book is right on It IS Naughty but nice too The picture of the eBook I felt was in need of an update though The guy and his outfit just didn t feel like it fit the story Just sayin This book should have come with a bitwarning though it should have a label saying Hot on it There will be pages of sizzling sex like was mentioned but it doesn t skip on the emotional parts of the story either If you don t want to read the sex parts either don t buy this book or skip some on it The thing is that there is a tenderness and caring from Tag when it comes to the sex part that is endearing Cassie isn t used to that and it is terrifying to her Some of the conversations between the two of them was over the top at times I also found myself smilingthan once Although Tag is strongly drawn to Cassie, he is NOT a push over either Both Cassie and Tag were tough as nails in their own ways but the reader gets a real ly good look throughout the book at how Cassie got her attitude I liked when we got to see their vulnerabilities and their strong personalities.After reading about Tag and his yearnings it was easy to want both of them to have their H.E.A together They will get there but oh, it s going to be a often bumpy, sometimes funny, sometimes tearful ride Cassie had quite the interesting short list of To Do s made from the pain of 10 years ago All of which she accomplishes but one came with a surprising twist for her It doesn t exactly turned out the way she planned all those years ago It actually turns out better Her cousin, Kate was a smile worthy character as well and I would have liked to hearof her story too Especially the one about her and Jack The other people in the town added interest too There is also a excerpt from the book, Cowboy after Dark included This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I didn t care for Cassie, she seemed very self absorbed for most of the story, but she did get better The Sheriff s words didn t always match his actions. Really steamy Decent girl comes home and makes good story.


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About the Author: Jill Shalvis

Multiple New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras full of quirky characters Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is mostly coincidental Look for Jill s bestselling, award winning heartwarming and full of humor novels wherever books are sold and visit her website for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city girl living in the mountains adventures Her most recent book, ALMOST JUST FRIENDS, was just published last month and her next book, THE SUMMER DEAL, comes out in June.Look for Jill s ALMOST JUST FRIENDS and get all her bestselling, award winning books wherever romances are sold Visit for a complete book list and fun blog detailing her city girl living in the mountains adventures.Connect with Jill


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