Clara and Jackson's long friendship adds great depth to their relationship that is not always found in novellas this length. Clara is a sympathetic character, newly divorced and questioning if she is still a desirable woman. Enter Jackson, his freckles make him cute and obtainable while his rock-hard fireman’s body makes him every woman’s fantasy. However, while he physically perfect, the reader may wish for him to show more personality. Although the motivation behind Jackson's insecurities is revealed near the end of the story, it is too little too late to keep the reader’s interest. Additionally, Clara's focus on her past and habit of constantly mentioning her ex can be off-putting, especially when she and Jackson are in the bedroom. Despite these minor character flaws, the reader will enjoy Moon’s fluid writing and steamy sex scenes.

Dr. Clara Evans’ marriage had been over for a long time, but it took walking in on her husband and his mistress for Clara to finally take action and file for divorce. Now she is living with her best friend, hunky firefighter Jackson Philips, and attempting to keep their relationship platonic. However, her plan is derailed when they share a midnight kiss on New Years that leaves Clara thinking very, very naughty thoughts. (Ellora's Cave, January 2011, dl. $4.98)

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Dawn Crowne