Sometimes I want to try something just a little different and off the beaten path when it comes to my romances. And this scorching charmer certainly delivered. It was a blend of paranormal and erotic with the paranormal being body swap/reincarnation and ESP and the kink being a spanking romance.
The story opens with Destiny Grable waking up in the hospital to discover that she survived the car accident that took her best friend. Her grief is joined by her shock to discover that she is now in her best friend Zoe’s body. And with this complication comes one she doesn’t know what to do with. Chance Everett. All that time she had been crushing on Zoey’s boyfriend and knew he didn’t see Destiny as more than someone to hang out with when Zoey was busy. Dare she grab this rare opportunity to have something with the man she has dreamed about while he thinks she is Zoey? And how could she ever tell him the truth since he’d think she was crazy?
Chance broke things off with Zoey and she was planning to move out, but now, he can’t very well kick her out while she is recovering from a car accident and mourning her best friend. Only, ever since he brought her home from the hospital, Zoey is different. If he thought it was possible, he would swear she was someone else- Destiny, the woman he thought of way too much especially since he was pretty sure she would run for the hills if she learned about his special brand of kink, wouldn’t she?
This one is not very long and yet it is a fully developed piece that gives the reader an interesting body swap scenario with some hot kink. I liked both hero and heroine and it was neat watching them begin a relationship while still harboring secrets. Destiny’s is the bigger secret as she is pretending to be Zoey, but Chance, too, has to decide when and how to come clean about some things. They were tender and sweet together even while passion smoldered before finally boiling over. Destiny has some sexual needs that surprise her and draw in Chance as well.
I enjoyed the part both their siblings played to bring them together. Chance’s brother is a horndog, but he gives good advice and Destiny’s sister goes him a step further acting as a matchmaker with her psychic abilities.
The story is full of sexy passion, but the author didn’t neglect her plot or her characters which is what I’m always looking for when I pick up an erotic romance. I’ve already been a fan of the author’s cyborg series and now I enjoyed this standalone too. Definitely want to read more of what she has to write. I would recommend it for those who enjoy spanking romances with a strong plot.
My thanks to the author for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.
Romance Roundabout #294 ER