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Divorced, Desperate and Delicious
by Christie Craig


Divorced, Desperate and Delicious cover art Reviewer: Connie Payne
Title: Divorced, Desperate and Delicious
Author: Christie Craig
Publisher: Lovespell/Dorchester
ISBN-13: 9780505527301
Release Date: December 2007
Genre/Sub-genre: Contemporary Romance
Year/Setting: Present Day - Houston
Overall rating: 4.0
Sexual Content Rating: Sensual/Sexual
Language (Profanity) Content Rating: Mild/Moderate
Violent Content Rating: Minimal/Moderate
Christie's Website: www.christie-craig.com

There’s a dirty cop in the department. Chase Kelly should know. His partner Zeke Duncan is setting him up but good. But Chase isn’t going down or out without a fight or before he finds the "book" that Zeke is so desperate to get his hands on.

Wet and wounded Chase finds himself at the mercy of photographer Lacy Maguire.

The local news said this man, who claims he’s being set up, is wanted and possibly dangerous, and he scares the pants off her. Yet she’s not going down without a fight. Even if he is gorgeous. And fight she does, which only gets her handcuffed to the bed. Perhaps under other circumstances...

It takes some doing, but Chase is able to convince Lacy he’s not the dirty cop, that he didn’t do the things they’re saying he did. What he’s not able to do is squelch his attraction to Lacy. Perhaps if and when Zeke is brought in and IA is finished with him he can think about moving on. With her.

For the most recent past it’s just been her animals and her. But the pull she feels toward Chase, is strong and not just physically. But no. She’s not going to get involved again. She’s not going to end up like her mother.

Time is running out. Zeke is getting desperate. The hunt for Chase continues, which makes him more determined to clear his name. And the attraction grows between Lacy and Chase, but if Zeke has his way it will be Lacy bringing him flowers while he rests six feet under.

I found Chase and Lacy to be a hot couple in more ways than one. With their internal conflicts they both help the other without being aware of it. Their interaction and timing (sexually and comedic) is near flawless.  (FYI: the sex scenes are hot and may not be for the more conservative reader)

Lacy’s friends add a few lighthearted moments of their own. As do a variety of other supporting characters. Each supporting character helps in their own way to push the couple closer. They also aid in keeping the plot moving along.

Divorced, Desperate and Delicious and its characters will capture the reader’s attention. It simmers with fun, charm, sexual tension, and intrigue. All elements blend well to satisfy and engage the senses.


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