AVOIDING MR. RIGHT (Walk on The Wild Side #2) by C.J.Ellisson-a review
ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date: June 3, 2013
Carla Johnson thinks issuing orders to a lover will keep her heart safe and leave her in charge of her own destiny. Afraid for Carla’s future, her best friend Heather implores her to change her self-centered ways, handing her a list of love life mistakes to steer clear of:
1. Casual Sex
2. Friends with Benefits
3. Avoidance of Intimacy
Carla ignores the list—unwilling to face she might have a commitment problem. Until she invites a co-worker to her place one night. She instantly regrets the hum-drum sexual encounter and discourages the accountant from pursuing her.
Andy Shea refuses to become another lover the feisty blonde dumps. It’ll take a patient man with a strong hand to unlock Carla’s sexual awareness and win her heart. He’s up for the challenge to convince her he’s the one—and eager to prove this number cruncher won’t make a boring bedmate.
REVIEW: AVOIDING MR. RIGHT is the second storyline in C.J. Ellisson’s WALK ON THE WILD SIDE contemporary romance series. Following a few weeks after the end of Vanilla on Top (Book #1), this is Carla and Andy’s story. Although this book is part of a series, it can be read as a stand alone.
Carla has some issues of control. She refuses to be tied down to any man and although she is attracted to her co-worker Andy, a one night stand, that she claimed not to remember, was more than she wanted and barely tolerated. But Carla’s emotional and personal issues stem from a dysfunctional family upbringing and no man is worth the hassle- in her opinion. When Andy begins to push all of her proverbial buttons, Carla soon realizes that Andy may just be what she has wanted (and needed) all along.
C.J. Ellisson pulls the reader into a story of one woman’s indiscretions and her search for something or someone in her life. Carla’s emotional well being is not centered on her need for a man, but some stability in her life will go a long way to easing the pain and heartbreak of an early childhood betrayal.
AVOIDING MR. RIGHT is C.J.’s latest foray into the contemporary romance genre bordering on the erotic genre. Her female characters are willing to skirt the edge between naughty and nice; sexy and siren; sultry and romantic. The characters are real; their emotions are palpable; and the sex is hot and steamy. When was the last time you visited the stairwell for a quickie ??
1. Vanilla on Top
2. Avoiding Mr. Right
Copy supplied by the author.
Reviewed by Sandy