Published by Cosmo Red Hot Reads, Harlequin on 11 February 2014
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Erotica, Romance
Tonight's sinful dessert special…Valentine's Fantasy
The tasty dish from Benedict restaurant is everything Jessica Lafayette could want… or crave. And it's not the dessert in front of her—it's her waiter. A guy with dark, intense eyes that suggest he wants to slowly lick whipped cream off her skin. A smile so wicked it makes her insides lava-cake gooey. And a too-hot-to-handle body that was meant to be tasted…
Yup, Sam The Waiter is better than chocolate.
But what Jessica doesn't know is that her one-night-waiter is actually Sam Benedict, Upscale Restaurateur. And that her little lie about being from out of town is going to turn into a Big Deal. Now Jessica is in deep hot chocolate… because her Valentine Fantasy is starting to look a lot like a red-hot reality!
*I received a free ARC of Her Valentine Fantasy from Cosmo Red Hot Reads from Harlequin via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review*
Her Valentine Fantasy is a whirlwind romance, hot, sexy and a little unexpected. The humor is ever-present, but not overwhelming, and I loved the swift and breathless way the characters fell for each other. A look, chemistry, a sexy way to explain the dessert and voilà, recipe for a beautiful valentine fantasy ready to be served.
Jessica and Sam’s first meeting in Her Valentine Fantasy is pretty unconventional! Sam is the owner at Benedict, where Jessica is out on a first date with a banker – a very boring banker. Sam, however, who is waiting tables that evening, notices Jessica straight away, and she is gorgeous. He effortlessly flirts with her when her date goes to the bathroom, and when he later leaves in a hurry – even leaving Jessica the check – Sam helps her feel a little better.
Quite humorous, in part because Jessica made a mix-up when wanting to pay, and leave quickly because she felt stupid to be left alone, she left her hotel’s key-card instead of her credit card. Yeah, people don’t usually leave their credit cards in restaurants and go to their hotels, but it was a nice touch! It helped Sam get an excuse to run after her – with a sinful chocolaty dessert and just maybe spend a little… uhm… quality time with the mystery beauty.
Her Valentine Fantasy is a quick read, but it still managed to let me get to know both Jessica and Sam, as well as some of their friends. And even if the sex was very hot, there is more to the story than that. There is chemistry, getting to know each other better by e-mail, and they both hope to meet each other again.
If you’re looking for something hot to spice up your own Valentine Day, why not indulge in Her Valentine Fantasy, and see where it takes you?
Sam Benedict was a professional voyeur. All good waiters were, he thought, as he watched the mini-drama at table 12. A waiter had to gauge the mood of a table, to be unobtrusive and efficient, so he didn’t get somebody pissing all over him for interrupting a conversation or pissing all over him for not showing up in time to take orders. Most customers expected waiters to read minds. Most good waiters did.
He’d never believed in sexual magnetism – thought it was a stupid term for horniness – but this woman truly drew him to her and he couldn’t resist any more than an iron filling could resist a super magnet.
Oh, God, he was feeding her, and making it seem like foreplay, which she supposed it was.
Morgan was sublimely uninterested. She always took people eavesdropping on her conversations as a compliment.