Title: Hands On (Coming November 16, 2010)
Author: Christina Crooks
Rating: Five Siren Stones
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Word Count: 51,000
ISBN E-Book: 978-1-60928-246-2
Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
Tagline: Want to make Fate laugh? Try telling her who’s in charge.
Talented, down-on-her-luck puppeteer Ginnie Anderson’s life seems destined to fall down around her ears. Much like the rented bungalow that’s just collapsed in a heavy rainstorm, endangering her precious collection of marionettes.
Her livelihood in need of protection and repair, she can’t refuse her landlord’s offer of temporary shelter in his magnificent home. Under his roof, though, she finds her hard-won grasp on her independence slipping—and herself falling into his arms.
The hallmark of Harry Barrett’s business success: he never makes the same mistake twice, particularly when it comes to manipulative women. So why is Ginnie, who pulls strings for a living, like a siren’s song in his blood? It’s best to put temptation as far out of reach as possible.
Yet when Ginnie’s past threatens to destroy the life she’s built for herself, Harry must decide which is more important. Holding tight to his sense of self preservation, or letting go to capture Ginnie’s fragile heart—before it breaks into a thousand pieces.
Warning: Contains sizzling sex between a powerful hero who likes to be in control, and a heroine whose talented hands teach him the pleasure of giving up the reins.
In Hands On, Christina Crooks creates a romantic comedy out of a down on her luck woman. I found this story to be heart-warming, touching and all around fun!
The narrative and descriptive scenes gave me a wonderful visual of the story in my mind. This is the kind of story that will remind the reader that even in bad times, good things happen. I loved reading about Ginnie and Harry.
The author has a wonderful voice and style. If you need a break from the everyday life and want a refreshing and delightful read, then Hands On is a story you don't want to miss.