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"Naughty and Nice is a cute, fun story"

Our heroine is Brooke Monica Masters, 34, owner of Naughty and Nice, an "exotic" lingerie shop and sex toys store in the Miami area, something that acutely embarrasses her at times. She is divorced, lonely, and desperate enough to hunt down and email an old boyfriend.

Our hero is Wolfgang "Wolf" Linder, 38, nice guy and owner of Kid Karate, a chain of karate studios catering to children. He thinks about meeting the right woman and having kids of his own. After all, he can't take a computer to bed, no matter how cold and lonely it is. The bed, not the computer. He has an identical twin cousin, Logan Brandt, living in Chicago, who is Brooke's former boyfriend, the one emailing him.

In an instant messaging conversation, Logan gets Wolf to secretly hunt up his old girlfriend, who happens to belong to the same health club as Wolf. The inevitable sparks fly with made for each other romance, steamy sex, and confusion when Logan finally appears on the scene.

Naughty and Nice is a cute, fun story, where the tale triumphs over the writing, which could be stronger. The description of the store's contents is pretty funny, with Paula, the irrepressible sidekick to Brooke, providing details about the merchandise. And there is a scene with Brooke coming to a karate class with Wolf teaching tiny tigers and mighty dragons (five to eight year olds) that -- having a former tiny tiger myself -- I could really relate to.

Elaine Hopper has a nice feel for characterization and story development but could use a little more work with an editor to make her story shine. Still, as it is, Naughty and Nice is a fun read.

Janet Miller Copyright 2002
for ParaNormal Romance Reviews
originally published @ Amazing Authors Showcase

Note: this book is a duet with story MATI HALI.

Reviewed by Janet Miller
Posted June 15, 2002

SUMMARY

MATA HALI
When someone hides Top Secret government documents in Andi DiGeorge's purse, she's in MAJOR trouble. Given the choice to spy on the other top suspect, engineer Brian Newman, or be imprisoned for life, the decision isn't hard...until she falls head over heels for the handsome engineer.

NAUGHTY & NICE
Lingerie Shop owner Brooke Masters looks up her old boyfriend Logan Brandt via email. Not sure he wants to renew a relationship with Brooke, Logan asks his identical cousin Wolf Linder to check her out for him. Wolf falls in love with Brooke and decides to date her himself, telling Logan that Brooke isn't worth looking up and not telling Brooke that he has any connection to Logan. Everything is fine until Logan figures out what Wolf is up to and switches places with Wolf at a family wedding (unbeknownst to Wolf). Will anyone survive the explosion when Brooke finds out she's been deceived?

Rating: Very Spicy - Very Sexually Explicit - NOT suitable for children or teenagers

 

Naughty and Nice & Mata Hali
by Elaine Hopper

New Concepts Publishing
August 15, 2001
ISBN #1586082698
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