Flirting With Fate
Series: Stiletto Girls, Book #2
Author: Lexi Ryan
Published: 2nd Edition; Re-Released December 22nd, 2012
Pages: Approx. 204
Available at: Amazon
Coming to Barnes & Noble, iTunes, Kobo, and AllRomanceeBooks in January 2013
Josie Bovard isn’t the first girl to fixate on naked bodies and hot sex when around special agent Tanner Wiley, and she probably won’t be the last. However, as a precog, she knows her mind’s images are something more than fantasy…
With the power to see the future, Josie never believed in destiny. After all, people have free will and can change paths at any moment, and she fully intends on rerouting her own fate train by getting Tanner’s help in her investigation, not in her bed. So why do all her visions involving Tanner seem like the only destination? And why does this investigation feel less like taking control of her life and more like FLIRTING WITH FATE?
Warning: This book contains explicit sex scenes and is intended for mature audiences, 18+ only.
The second book in the Stiletto Girls series was just as good as the first. These books are best read in order and can’t be read on their own. We met Josie in book one, and she’s the precog in the group. She can see future events, but she rarely shares her visions because they’re subjective and can change, sometimes for better or worse. Tanner Wiley is part of SIA (Specials Intelligence Agency), and he is “the invisible man”. He’s got it bad for sexy, nerdy Josie, but he doesn’t dare make the first move. Trust Josie to catch him completely off guard when she approaches him and asks for his semen …. um, help. Even though her request is rather strange, it’s a great excuse for him to stay close to her. I loved Josie’s confidence. Even though she knows it’s probably a bad idea to get romantically involved with Tanner, she doesn’t deny her gut feelings and just goes with it. She’s good to her core and willing to sacrifice herself for the greater good. She’s tough as nails when the situation calls for it, but she also has a vulnerable side which easily makes her my favorite Stiletto Girl. Tanner was so adorable in this story. Usually the quiet, soft-spoken SIA agent, his crush on Jodie made him seem like a teenager trying to ask a girl on a date. This story takes place around six months where the first book left off, so their chemistry was very believable – “six months of prophetic foreplay“, as Josie put it.
The suspense portion of this story didn’t disappoint either. A new bad guy, a new threat, and a mystery surrounding Josie’s past all made this a fun and thrilling read. The rest of the gang also made an appearance, so there was more meddling and needling going around. I love their interaction with one another. Each one of them has a huge personality, and they often clash, but you can feel the strong bond that keeps them together and watching out for one another. If there was any character I could do without, it would be Tara. I am having a love/hate relationship with her, but for the most part I just want to throttle her. The ending was as I expected, only it felt a little rushed in terms of finding the antagonist and eliminating him. Tara’s new ability played a major role, but it was a little bit over the top for my liking.
This series has quickly become one of my favorite series because of the tough girls and the men who respect and love them. Lexi Ryan has a great sense of humor that shows in the dialogues, and she writes some scorching hot love scenes. Mark my words, the scene on the beach … HOT! I can’t wait for the third book, and I really hope it will be all about Fernandez.
You can find my review of Book #1 – Stilettos, Inc. here.
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