A feast she wasn't expecting!
Clover Greene would sooner crawl into her oven than host family for Thanksgiving dinner. Yet another annual ritual of too much food, served with a side of criticism over "Clover's Bad Life Choices." This year, she needs to distract them all—with a handsome fake boyfriend. And she has the perfect guy in mind.
Contractor Erick Fields is the poster boy for sexy single dads, and Clover has been secretly crushing on him for ages. She certainly wasn't expecting Erick to agree to her insane charade…or to add lots of hot, wicked sex to the deal. If they can pull it off, the worst Thanksgiving ever might give them something to be really thankful for!
Reisz's fast-paced contemporary has everything anybody might want in a Thanksgiving romance. She crafts credible, fun characters, drops them in Mount Hood, OR., and gives them comfortably familiar holiday problems to tackle in their unique way. Clover's Greenery owner Clover Greene has been too busy literally growing her business to bother with men. Erick Fields is a tool-belt hero who's had a crush on Clover ever since she consented to hire his 17-year-old purple-haired daughter, Ruthie, despite the teen's criminal past. Clover doesn't notice Erick's interest until the whole Greene clan decides to take advantage of Clover's hospitality. Invited or not, they're coming for Thanksgiving dinner. Now she needs to produce both a turkey and a boyfriend that will keep her meddlesome family satisfied. The eponymous naughtiness ensues after Erick volunteers to play the role of boyfriend to the hilt. Rita-winner Reisz (the Original Sinners series) throws in plenty of sex and just enough tension, charm, and passive-aggressive family banter to make for delicious, festive R-rated fun. This review has been corrected. A previous version stated the book was set in Washington rather than Oregon.
Another Winner From Tiffany Reisz
Her Naughty Holiday was a super sexy and fun story from Tiffany Reisz. I absolutely love my visit back to the Harlequin Blaze line with the Men at Work series from Ms. Reisz.
I absolutely adored both Clover and Erick and Erick's daughter Ruthie as well. I loved that Ruthie was all for setting her dad up with Clover and loved even more that Erick had been crushing on Clover since Ruthie started working for her. I loved that Clover and Erick connected so quickly on every single level, and he immediately stepped up when Clover needed a fake boyfriend to get her family off her back at Thanksgiving. They had amazing chemistry and as I've come to expect from Tiffany Reisz, they had many super hot sex scenes. Loved Erick became Mr. Dirty Talker each and every time, as it only made them being together even hotter. The longer they were together as a fake couple, the more I felt like they had moved into a real couple.
The only part of this book I didn't love, was when Clover's family showed up for Thanksgiving. They were all royal tools and I just wanted to smack them all upside the head for the way they were treating Clover and how they had always treated Clover. While I totally and completely loved seeing Erick and Clover fall in love, my most favorite part of the book what when Clover finally stood up for herself. I seriously cheered out loud when that happened.
Her Naughty Holiday was another winner from Tiffany Reisz. It was a funny, sexy and emotional story from start to finish. I highly recommend Her Naughty Holiday to anyone who enjoys sexy contemporary romances. I can't wait to read One Hot December, the 3rd book in the Men at Work series as soon as it is released.
Rating: 5 Stars (A)
Review copy provided by publisher
Frisky romance with a side of family fun
Clover is a self-sufficient single woman. She has her own home and a booming business. Erick is a single dad with full custody of his teen daughter. He also works for himself. Clover and Erick are physical, labor with their hands and get dirty type of people. He works on houses building additions and such. She deals in plants and flowers. Erick's daughter is employed by Clover and is one of the main relationships in both of their lives. She sees how they look at each other and encourages more.
Her Naughty Holiday is a romance that centers around the US Thanksgiving holiday. If you celebrate it, you know what to expect. Family of course. The dialogue is a hoot in this story. Everyone is a bit of a comedian and sweet underneath with the exception of Clover's family who finally get a super satisfying taste of their own behavior. The storyline is fun and sexy. This read is a perfect break from the pressure of the season. It'll leave you smiling.