Kayla Perrin’s Gimme an O! starts off with some witty dialogue and an engaging heroine. Unfortunately, it doesn’t sustain the pace, and while the romance is sweet, the main characters make dodgy decisions throughout the book. I guess the back blurb does warn that it’s a “harebrained plan”, but I ended up irritated by the silliness of it all.
The love scenes are also frustrating. There’s some great sexual tension and then … slam! The sound of the bedroom door being firmly shut. I don’t have a problem with keeping the sex off-page, but with such a strong build-up, it’s jarring to get to the next paragraph and find out it’s all over.
Finally, the heroine is a sex therapist, but she has hang-ups that I don’t seem to suit her character.
Overall, I was disappointed with this book because I thought I’d enjoy it more than I did. It wasn’t terrible, but it didn’t live up to the promise of the first few chapters. Read an excerpt here.
Note: This post was originally published on August 12, 2007.
Where you can buy this book
AUSTRALIA: Dymocks | Ever After | Galaxy | Intrigue | Rendezvous | Romance Direct | Romantic Reflections | Siren | More (no online catalogue) Psst … where are these stores?
DIGITAL BOOKS: Dymocks | Amazon
WORLDWIDE: Amazon US | Amazon UK