Well, if this book didn’t hit all the right spots, I don’t know what will!
I’m usually not one for short stories. I find them incomplete teasers that fail to satisfy me – though I have stumbled upon some examples that are the exceptions to this rule. It’s often impossible – at least IMHO – to develop a character – more so,two of them – in a plot and background that won’t make me feel like I’m being cheated. Like I said, there are those exceptions that are more than worth the little time it will take to read them. And then, there are short stories like this one.
Michaela and Scott have had the hots for each other since day one of becoming neighbors. But neither of them has made a move, afraid the other does not see them in a romantic way. Now, with the town’s sheriff trying to pin a crime on Scott – a crime he did not commit – they find themselves sharing more than just their bed and time with each other. Michaela steps in and gives Scott an alibi – and Scott decides it’s about time he mans up and takes what he’s wanted all along. But can two people so different in social background be together? Or will their personal insecurities keep them apart?
While Tempting Alibi is just a quickie – at least according to my standards – , it still managed to keep my interest till the very last page. Two main characters that are not unique, but compliment each other and make the story flow smoothly. Humor combined with hotness is a very appreciated package. And a little mystery thrown in, to keep things spicy. It wasn’t anything that made me go all fangirl-crazy – but it definitely brought a smile to my face and gave me an entertaining enough time.
This was my first time reading a Savannah Stuart book – and it certainly won’t be my last. If all her stories are like this, I can’t wait to get started on the rest of them!
***I was given an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The opinion stated in this review is solely mine, and no compensation was given or taken to alter it.***