While not everyone would chose Josie’s path — fulfilling her sexual fantasies with a stranger — this novella’s premise does make for a heady reading experience. The almost too-good-to-be-true Jake is exactly what Josie needs in order to let go of the stress of her responsibilities. And following this couple as they go from a purely physical relationship to cementing an emotional bond is just what readers will need to take their minds off their own problems. Get ready for a sassy heroine, her generous lover and some seriously saucy bedroom antics!

Looking for some fun after her disastrous marriage, single mother Josie Jacobson makes a list of all the things she wants. Her “howl list” fills up quickly with sexual experiences she would like to act out during the next 12 months — starting with no-strings sex with a stranger. At Blue Moon, the local watering hole, Josie meets her dream hookup, bartender Jake Stewart. But, after several months of returning to his arms and his bed, Josie starts to have genuine feelings for Jake. Will Josie’s fears keep her from taking another chance on love? (SAMHAINPUBLISHING.COM, dl $4.50)
Reviewed by: 
Dawn Crowne