Sunday, July 31, 2011

Review - Smart and Sexy by Jill Shalvis

Title and Author: Smart and Sexy by Jill Shalvis
Publisher: Brava
Publication Date: April 1st, 2007
Paperback/Hardcover: 288
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Noah Fisher has worked for months to make Sky High the most prestigious charter airline in California. He's long overdue for a break - something involving ski slopes, cold beers, and hot ski bunny babes, not necessarily in that order. The itinerary doesn't include being hijacked by Bailey Sinclair, gorgeous widow of one of Sky High's wealthiest (ex-) clients. But here they are, and being crammed in a cockpit with the scared, stubborn, unbelievably sexy former model he's been fantasizing about invokes Superman tendencies that could get Noah in serious trouble. Bailey is desperate to find the stash of money hidden by her conniving, thieving late husband - before the bad guys he owed find her. It's a long shot, but nothing compared to the gamble she's taking by being so close to Noah. Every minute in his company has Bailey thinking about doing crazy, reckless things like touching, grabbing, kissing...and oh wow, being kissed right back. Suddenly, seat-of-your-pants seems like the only way to fly, and maybe it's the altitude playing tricks, but this is one trip she never wants to end...

As you know I really like Jill Shalvis. Her books are always fun, interesting and sexy.
Smart and sexy is a good book. I like the second book on the series next but this one was good as well.
After more than 6 months without flying Noah had just gotten back behind the controls of an airplane when Bailey Sinclair hijacked it. She is on the run looking for the money her dead husband hid away somewhere. Someone wants that money and is willing to kill her to get it.
Noah, who always had a crush on Bailey, decides he will help her and is thrown in the middle of trouble.
Bailey was a nice character but I just couldn’t seem to connect to her. She finds herself involved in a difficult situation and has to take extreme measures to get out of it. Bailey was a trophy wife so it was nice seeing her find her courage and attitude.
Now, Noah I liked. Jill Shalvis’ male characters are always interesting, complex and damn sexy. Noah is no exception. Like the title of the book implies he’s strong and sexy and caring and patient.
The relationship between Noah and Bailey was well-written and it developed nicely.
One thing I love about Jill Shalvis is her ability to create great dialogue between the characters. Banter and good humor is always present in her books.
All in all this is a good book. The story is interesting, the relationship between the characters captivating and the suspense well written.
This is not my favorite book by Jill Shalvis but is definitely worth your time. This is the first book in a great series you might want to check out.

Rating: Worth Your Time

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