Off the Shelf

Lucy Felthouse
Off the Shelf
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Publisher
Xcite Books
Release Date
May 2012
ISBN
9781908917317
Genre
Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance

SUMMARY
At 35, travel writer Annalise is fed up with insensitive comments about being left "on the shelf". It's not as if she doesn't want a man, but her busy career doesn't leave her much time for relationships. Sexy liaisons with passing acquaintances give Annalise physical satisfaction but she needs more than that. She wants a man who will satisfy her mind as well as her body. But where will she find someone like that?

It seems Annalise may be in luck when a new member of staff starts working in the bookshop at the airport she regularly travels through. Damien appears to tick all the boxes – he's gorgeous, funny and intelligent, and he shares Annalise's love of books and travel.

The trouble is, Damien's shy and Annalise is terrified of rejection. Can they overcome their fears and admit their feelings, or are they doomed to remain on the shelf?

Book Review by RomanceInReview
Jul 12, 2012   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
222 people found the following review helpful
OFF THE SHELF by Lucy Felthouse is a fun and sexy short story about a woman who is ready to settle down but still hasn't found the right man. Perfect for a summer beach read, this delightful story takes the reader to exotic locations with the heroine of the story, Annalise.

Annalise is sick and tired of her family telling her that she's going to be left "on the shelf" if she doesn't hurry up and settle down. It isn't that she doesn't want to settle down, but she is a travel writer and she's constantly on the go. She has her share of flings with handsome men that she meets all over the world, but her job doesn't give her a chance to meet someone that offers the potential of a real relationship. When she stops at the bookstore in the airport, as part of her regular routine, there is a new employee in the store. He also happens to be very hot. There is an instant attraction and after spending a little time with Damien, Annalise can't stop thinking about him. Maybe this one has potential.

I very highly recommend this book and give is 5 out of 5 stars. As always, Lucy Felthouse's writing is superb, high-quality writing that is a cut above the rest! The story flows smoothly, the characters are likeable and real, and the romance is both hot and sweet.

Annalise may have an exotic career, but she's a very typical woman of today and someone I could easily relate to. A modern woman is supposed to be independent and career-minded, but then there are those people who will constantly ask why they haven't found someone yet. I loved Annalise's story and I was rooting for her the whole way through. At 65 pages, this book is a nice length because it can easily be read in an evening, but it's not too short. I was hooked from the very first page and read the whole thing in one sitting. If you're looking for a sexy summer read, this one is delightfully entertaining.
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