THE DIRTY GIRLS BOOK CLUB
Fox’s story starts out strong, with an uninhibited hockey player and a buttoned-up widow. After that promising idea, it reads like a hot contemporary rather than erotic romance. Even the erotica being read by the heroine will not heat up the pages sufficiently for most readers. In a genre where actions speak louder than words, Fox’s characters are too chatty.
When Georgia Malone’s book club makes its first erotic selection, the young widow starts identifying with the main character. She also meets hockey star Woody Hanrahan — her marketing company’s newest and biggest client. Woody is just the kind of love ’em and leave ’em guy to help her enjoy the pleasures of the flesh, like the heroine of the erotica she reads. But Georgia wants more than just his body and his skill in bed. (HEAT, Sep., 368 pp., $15.00)