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Book CoverLaura J’s review of Felicity Stripped Bare by Vanessa Jaye
Contemporary Romantic Comedy eBook released by Samhain 8 Jul 08

Romantic comedies will always be my first choice when it comes to books or movies. I want to know I’m going to get a happy ending. So when this book became available I read no further than “romantic comedy” and I knew I wanted to read. I knew nothing about Vanessa Jaye so I didn’t know that this is her debut book and I got to say if this is what we can expect from her, she is going to be one of my favorite authors.

Felicity loves her apartment, but new owner Daniel has plans to turn them into condos forcing all the current tenants to find a new place to live. Despite a learning disability, Felicity is going to fight to the very end to save her home. While Daniel and Felicity fight over the “condo situation” they find they can’t fight their attraction to each other. Felicity keeps her disability, and a second job as a stripper that she takes in order to find a new place to live, from Daniel and she knows that those secrets can ruin her growing relationship with him.

I really enjoyed this book and had a hard time putting it down. Ms. Jaye has not only written a book with several laugh out loud moments but also one that is warm and emotional too. Felicity, despite her learning disability was still a smart and strong heroine. Ms. Jaye did a great job dealing with the emotional side of a learning disability without making it too preachy, too over the top or overshadowing the real story. Felicity’s drive and tenacity made her a favorite heroine for me. While Daniel was mostly an alpha male hero, he still had a vulnerability that him and I like to see that softer side. There are some wonderful secondary characters too with Lise being my favorite. She was not only a tutor, but also a mother figure that I think Felicity needed and wanted.

I’m looking forward to more of these fun, warm and definitely hard to put down books by Ms. Jaye.

LauraJGrade: B+


Just when things are looking up, she falls for the man of her dreams.

It’s been ten years since Felicity skipped out of high school, leaving behind the taunts of “retard”. Things have hardly improved since then. Her job waitressing at a strip club is just one more tick in the “sucks” column of her life. Now she’s signed up for tutoring and her future looks bright…until her hunky new landlord starts wreaking havoc on her libido.

And did he just say, “Evicted”? Not so fast, buddy. She may be dyslexic, but she’s not stupid.

Daniel MacKenzie is this close to achieving his dream of setting up his own renovation company, so he’s not interested in more demands on his time. Not even if one of those demands is a tenant wearing skintight jeans, teetering on four-inch heels and complaining a blue streak with the most kissable mouth on the planet.

Despite his resolve not to mix business with pleasure, Daniel not only teeters, he tumbles head-first into the scorching sexual tension between them.

He’s a man who’s used to getting what he wants, and he’s not above pulling every trick in the book to get—and keep—Felicity in his life. But she’s holding something back.

And he’s afraid it’s her heart.

Read an excerpt here.