My copy: Sent by author for review
He never thought his next wildfire would be wearing a red dress.
“Make me your goddess and I’ll take you to heaven.”
This sultry promise sparks a scorching, unforgettable one-night stand. The next morning Bram Winters awakes with a hickey and a head full of wicked memories—alone. His nameless goddess is gone without a trace, along with his shirt. And his heart.
Five months later, he stumbles across his mystery lady in a Laundromat, but she still won’t give up her name. Worse, she begs him to leave, no questions asked. Once he catches the spark of terror in her eyes, though, his firefighter training takes over—and he digs in for the duration.
Lady never wanted Bram to see her life’s ugly underside, but it’s too late—his socks are already in the washer. He was supposed to be her declaration of independence from her unstable ex, a bittersweet memory to carry into her new life.
Except the ex continues to stalks her. And Bram’s reappearance sends her emotions and desires tumbling over the edge. As the minutes wear on, sexual tension rises faster than the steam from a hot water wash.
And Lady’s ex watches from the shadows, growing more furious by the minute…
She wasn’t supposed to develop feelings for Bram. He was a one night stand. A declaration to herself. Her hot and sweaty late night encounter at a nearby fair was the best sex of her life. But just that. Sex. That’s all. She didn’t even give him her name.
Months later she still dreams about him. Still aches for his touch. And he just walked into her laundromat.
Bram tried to find his sexy “Lady” after their amazing night together. She had simply disappeared. The immediate connection he felt was hard to deny and he still thinks about her daily. On yet another traveling assignment with his job he has run out of clean clothes. Walking into the laundromat was the last place he expected to find his Lady.
With her ex-boyfriend stalking her, and her one night stand actually standing in front of her, Lady is overwhelmed. Bram is about to make her doubts vanish and show her that one night stands can most definitely be long-term.
Inez Kelley has a way with words that’s for sure. Lipstick On His Collar is a fast, easy read that has a good storyline as well as hot sexual situations. I enjoyed the interaction between Bram and Lady immensely and thought the chemistry between them was extremely well thought out and meshed thoroughly. I loved Lady’s secrecy withholding her name until the very last line.
I wasn’t sure of Bram at first. In theory I loved the fact that he never forgot about his one night stand but thought most guys wouldn’t care. but of course, romance readers unite in saying..that’s what I love about romance! Who cares if it’s far-fetched. Its romantic damnit and that’s why I love it. I mean what are the chances of actually running into your one night stand again…let alone 300 some miles away. What are the chances of that one night stand actually working?
The addition of the jealous ex-boyfriend was great. I do love the hero beating down on someone hurting his woman. Having said that I loved Lady’s response and attacking the jerk right back.
In short: great reading and I can’t wait to start my next Inez novella! I think the woman has a kinky fetish with laundromats. So if you ever see her in one…with her husband….well don’t come a knocking if the washing machine is rockin…
I give Lipstick On His Collar by Inez Kelley 3.50 stars!