Checking it Twice
by Jodi Redford
Tis the season for double seduction.
The only item on Jana Colton's Christmas list this year is Kevin Monahan. Preferably naked in her bed. The delicious, hunky chef has been resisting her forever, but she's pulling out all the sexy stops this holiday. Especially since his acceptance of an out-of-state job threatens to nix her quest to rock his boxers off.
Jana has always been Kevin's personal Kryptonite, but giving in to her isn't an option. Relationships are a four-letter word in his book. He cares far too much for Jana to let his emotional baggage ultimately break her heart.
With the arrival of his best friend, Nick Pappas, the balance of temptation shifts. From their past history of sharing women, Nick knows every dirty trick it takes to lead Kevin astray, and he's not afraid to use them. Particularly since Nick's convinced that Jana is exactly what Kevin needs to be happy and whole.
Their game of seduction quickly snowballs into something that feels an awful lot like love--in triplicate. But with Kevin dead set on leaving Michigan, there's a real possibility it could be a blue Christmas for them all.
Warning: This book contains an extremely tormented voyeur, a very naughty and not so saintly Nick, a liberal application of candy cane-flavored body paint, a buzzing butterfly, and enough raunchy fun on a sex swing to melt a snowman...or two.
Warning: Reading this book could make you self combust. Checking It Twice by Jodi Redford is hot, hot, hot. I am giving it a 3.5 star rating because the story is good and the writing isn’t bad. It doesn’t have a deep meaning or even a really deep plot line, but the characters are very likeable and it’s a fun read. I am giving it a heat rating of 5 because OH MY GOD! Jodi can write some smut, let me tell you.
Jana Colton is in love with 2 men. The first man has been a friend for years and has made it clear that he will not act on any attraction between them, no matter what she tries. The second man has been a flirtation that she has shared with a man for almost a year, but she’s never actually met him. Now, he’s shown up in her business and she is hooked. What a confusing feeling to want both men so badly and to find out they have a history together.
“You shouldn’t love me, Jana. I’ll only hurt you.” Tears dampening her cheeks, she dropped on her haunches and stroked his jaw. .”Not loving you would hurt more.”
Kevin Monahan has been friends with Jana for years. He knows she wants more from him than just a friendship and he shares that attraction ten times over, but he can never let that happen. He is a pervert or at least that’s what his father has told him over and over again his entire life. He lost any chance of a relationship with him years ago, but that’s never stopped him from trying. The only person in his life that he was ever able to open up to was his best friend in college and that was years ago. That friendship ended when Kevin came to close to actually feeling something, so he ran.
Nick Pappas has got to be crazy. He has had a phone, text, email relationship with Jana for a long time. She’s always refused when he suggested meeting. Now, he’s giving her no choice. He’s got a new line of body products and he’s decided rather than ship them to her like he always has he will deliver them in person. The reality of her is just as hot as his fantasy. He immediately feels the attraction and heat that he always feels when he talks to her. She obviously feels the same. Within minutes they are in each other’s arms. Unfortunately, she quickly shuts this down telling him that she has feelings for a friend that doesn’t return the sentiment. Enter said friend and Nick can’t believe his luck, good or bad he hasn’t decided yet. Kevin was his best friend for years. They shared everything together including women. Nick spent so much time trying to convince Kevin that his voyeurism doesn’t make him a freak or a terrible person and he was finally getting through to him, maybe. Kevin left and they haven’t talked since.
This book is a book about love and patience. Nick and Kevin are both in love with the same woman. Jana is in love with both Nick and Kevin. Kevin is not ready to face that love or risk it. Nick is ready for that love, but knows that Jana will only be truly happy with both of them. Jana and Nick decide to give it their all to show Kevin that he deserves the love that they have to give.
5 out of 5