All Trudy Baxter wants is a lot of midnight fantasy in
her life that is not in the back seat of a car as is the
only venue in her hometown of Virtue, Kansas. Her best
friend went off to New York and returned a happily married
woman. Trudy plans to follow in Meg's footsteps, but not
marry anyone until she tastes all the Big Apple has to
In Manhattan, Meg and her spouse Tom introduce Trudy to
his best friend Wall Street financier Linc Faulkner, who
agrees to show the small-town girl a bit of the city.
However, Linc quickly falls for Trudy's energy, Úlan, and
enthusiasm for her new lifestyle. When her four poster bed
fails to fit in her tiny bedroom Trudy has it constructed
in her living room by Linc and company. As he puts the
parts together, all Linc can think of is sharing that bed
with Trudy even if she insists she wants a variety of men
in her "bed".
As Trudy learns that this is not Kansas anymore, ACTING
ON IMPULSE is a fiery sex in the city romance. The story
line scorches the audience with the innocent Trudy turning
femme fatale while Linc converts from confirmed bachelor to
salivating male. The support cast adds depth to the lead
couple with their not so subtle matchmaking efforts.
Though the premise of assembly line men in Trudy's fantasy
bed seems irresponsible, the audience will forgive Trudy
her notorious thoughts as long as she checks her dreams
with Linc only. Vicki Lewis Thompson furbishes her readers
with a gregariously blazing contemporary tale.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted December 24, 2001