Valentine’s Day—the bane of Rory Sinclair’s existence. Hard to forgive the one holiday responsible for the single most moronic decision of her life. If it was up to her, she’d skip anything to do with cupid, but with her business partner home sick with the flu, she’s stuck delivering a bunch of cookie bouquets to a local firehouse. Who knows, maybe she’ll cure her Valentine’s Day neurosis and heat up the mattress with a hunky firefighter. Her plan of donning some edible undies and getting her freak on goes up in flames though the instant she steps through the doors of Station 5 and spots Bennet Jackson—the man responsible for her decade long Valentine’s Day boycott.
No matter how hard he’s tried, Ben has never gotten over the innocent girl he foolishly let slip between his fingers. When Rory unexpectedly crashes back into his world, he figures it’s his only shot at righting the wrongs of his past and getting her back in his bed and his life. For good. Unfortunately, she has other plans. Ones that don’t include him. He’s well aware that she has every reason to despise him, but if there’s one thing he’s up for, it’s a challenge. Because there’s no way in hell he’s losing the woman of his dreams again. And this time he’s prepared to pull out every dirty, sexy, and hotter-than-sin trick to convince her to stay.
Sweet Sizzle had all the angst, fun, humor and well… ‘sizzle’ that I’ve come to expect from Jodi Redford. I have to admit that I enjoy her PNR more than her contemporary, but that’s just my preference. Regardless of the genre, one thing that you can definitely expect from this author is characters full of snark.
If I had one complaint…. well, not really a complaint… maybe an issue… it was the length of time that Ben and Rory had been apart. Ten years just seemed like an extensive gap. Other than that, this story was great. I loved Ben’s pals and Rory’s friends and even though I would have liked it to be a little bit longer, I still enjoyed this short, sweet, sizzle-ly little read. It’s perfect for a late night or ‘in between’ your next full length book read.