"Erotica with a Byte"
BAD BOYS ONLINE is a single-author anthology featuring
three novella- length erotic romance stories.
Kindra Hill is caught cybersexing at work by co-
worker/playboy Mack Stone-and dared into experimentation.
Mack argues that real life sex is better than anything on
screen, and Kindra gives him one night to prove his theory.
Will their one night reach beyond sex and into something
Jared Kincaid and Candy Appleton are having problems
working together, so their boss decides that they're going
to have to complete an online counseling course. A slight
mix up has them taking a COUPLES counseling course, and
finding out more about one another than their boss ever
Halley Conners is mortified when her website is hacked and
her face appears on some other woman's naked body. To solve
the problem (before she loses all her customers,
preferably) she seeks out best friend Evan Barrett, her
website designer. Sparks fly when Evan, who Halley has been
thinking of as more than a friend all to often recently,
answers his door in nothing more than boxers and rumpled
BAD BOYS ONLINE is a hot read that's light on plot but
heavy on relationship. McCarthy's characterization is
varied and multi- dimensional. Each character is
sympathetic, though none, including the geeky guys, are
really geeks. All three stories have significant sexual
content, none of which goes beyond contemporary category
boundaries. The sexual encounters are, however, frequent
and explicit. The stories are not connected in any way
except the use of technology as a catalyst for a
relationship in all three tales, and the workplace
McCarthy's use and description of technology itself is a
little shaky in places-technophiles beware!- but the
stories themselves are enjoyable. BAD BOYS ONLINE is a
great read for those times when you crave light and sexy.
Reviewed by Ann Leveille
Posted June 9, 2004
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted November 19, 2006