WHEN SHE WAS BAD
Kirk's Avon debut is a pleasant, if somewhat predictable, novel. The premise is a fun one, and the plot boasts several sexy love scenes, lots of agreeable characters and, overall, an enjoyable romance.
Hardworking accountant Jenny Carman is fed up with the
limitations of her good-girl image.
After one especially frustrating day, she seeks the opportunity to test drive her bad side -- on the first hot guy
she encounters at a bar. Not only
does Jenny try out her new persona -- "Jasmine" -- on him, he soon becomes the recipient of her very real affections.
Big-shot corporate CEO Robert Marshall has kept a tight rein on his emotions, even while taking calculated risks with his business. It's been far
too long since any woman has captured his heart and imagination the way Jasmine does. But what will happen to their relationship when Robert discovers that Jasmine and Jenny are
one and the same person? (AVON, Jul.,
352 pp., $5.99)