Genre: Contemporary Romance
Book Length (Est.): 224 Pages
Getting under her skin When her research about orgasms goes viral, sex therapist Lindsey Smith needs a place to lie low. Substitute teaching on Wild Boar Island, Michigan, promises not only privacy, but an opportunity to not think about sex. Which, thanks to the town’s too-tasty police chief, lasts exactly one second. After the dangerous streets of Chicago, Mike Santori figured the island was a safe, sane place to settle down. Getting hot for the new teacher wasn’t in the plan. Especially when he discovers that Lindsey is more than she claims to be. Mike decides to use every sexy trick in the book to strip Lindsey of her defenses and reveal all of her secrets. It’s a wickedly sensuous journey, one that pushes both of them beyond their limits to the heart of their desires.
*I received an ARC of this book free from NetGalley on behalf of Harlequin in exchange for an honest review*
Lindsey is a very independent woman. She had a difficult childhood and learned the only one she could depend on was herself. And she’d done well with that…until she literally falls into Mike’s arms. Confused by her want to protect everyone’s images mixed with her ability to hide behind the walls she’s built and her growing desires to not only give Mike her body but her trust, Lindsey must learn the true definition of intimacy or risk losing everything.
After an on-the-job injury Mike loses not only his girlfriend but also his desire to be a cop in a place he wasn’t able to make a difference in. Moving out of Chicago and into the middle of nowhere was an opportunity he jumped at, but even though the small town is wearing on him he wouldn’t change it for anything, because being there is what brought Lindsey into his life. She sends his heart soaring from the moment they meet, but before he can have her the way he truly wants he has to break down every last one of the barriers she’s built around herself.
I enjoyed the premise of this story, but had difficulty following the timeline. It would jump forward days at a time, sometimes in the middle of a chapter, and mostly without proper indication. Just when you start to wonder if you’re still reading about the same or next day it’ll mention exactly how many days had passed. Because of time skipping the main focus is solely on the two main characters and any sub-story that sneaks in disappears without further reference. It may be just me, but I wished it would’ve been a little more in depth into not only Lindsey and Mike but the characters around them as well.
My Favorite Laughable Moment: A fallen box with scattered contents. From the moment the box falls to the second Mike walks out of the door I found myself laughing hysterically. Well there was one steamy moment in there that kept my tears of laughter at bay, but it too only added to making it one of my favorite parts of the book.
Overall, I give Double Take 3.5 stars!
*Clicking on the book cover above will take you to the Amazon purchase page. Double Take is scheduled to be released on May 1, 2014 and is now available for pre-order.