Tracy’s review of A Sticky Situation by Kay Jaybee.
If there is a paving stone to trip over, or a drink to knock over, then Sally Briers will trip over it or spill it. Yet somehow Sally is the successful face of marketing for a major pharmaceutical company; much to the disbelief of her new boss, Cameron James.
Forced to work together on a week-long conference in an Oxford hotel, Sally is dreading spending so much time with arrogant new boy Cameron, whose presence somehow makes her even clumsier than usual.
Cameron, on the other hand, just hopes he’ll be able to stay professional, and keep his irrational desire to lick up all the accidentally split food and drink that is permanently to be found down Sally’s temptingly curvy body, all to himself.
Sally is kind of a klutz. She constantly is tripping over her own feet, dropping food and drink on herself and running into things that have been there forever. That doesn’t stop her from being great at marketing in the pharmaceutical company that she works for.
Cameron is someone who has worked at Sally’s company for a short time and has already promoted over employees that have worked there longer. He makes no bones about the fact that he thinks that Sally is clumsy and that it annoys him but that doesn’t stop him from lusting after her and wanting to lick the dropped food from her luscious body.
When Sally finds out that she’ll be heading to a conference with Cameron instead of her boss she’s pissed but vows to do the best she can. She does seem to get a little more clumsy around Cameron but she can’t understand why – probably because he’s so judgmental.
When the conference begins Sally heads in to high gear and Cameron is dully impressed. He vows that he will do something about his raging lust, with Sally, but she’s so standoffish that he’s not sure how he can get her alone to make her move. He finally decides that he’ll spill water over her and force her to take her clothes off.
That ends up working like a charm but Sally still isn’t sure what Cameron’s up to or why he’s suddenly interested in her when he never was before.
This was a cute novella that had an antagonistic relationship between the hero and heroine. I was a bit confused as to why Cameron was so entranced by Sally’s body even though he didn’t really like her. Maybe I’d have to be a man in order to separate the two. lol
The story was decent and the sex scenes were pretty sexy and hot but for the most part Sally just annoyed me and that really took the level of “like” down a few notches. She was very angry at Cameron and while I thought she had every right to be annoyed with him because of his quick rise in the company I just didn’t see what she had to be so angry about. On top of that she was a bit ditzy when it came to other aspects of the story and that was irritating. Overall the story was just an ok read for me.
Rating: 2.5 out of 5
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This book is available from Xcite Books. You can buy it here in e-format.