Slightly Shady by Amanda Quick
TBR Challenge 2012- February category: Recommended by another reader.
this was recommended by my daughter Hannah. Added Feb 2011.
3.5/5 Grade B
Slightly Shady is a solid effort by Amanda Quick. The
dialog, between all the characters not just the leads, was smart and
witty. Tobias is a wonderfully grouchy hero. Lavinia is a fairly typical
Quick/Krentz heroine, which is to say a somewhat unconventional
bluestocking who is matter-of-fact and independent-minded. The secondary
characters Emiline and Anthony were a pleasant addition to the book
instead of a distraction. And the little unanswered question about the
suspense plot at the end was a great hook for the next book in the
There is little sexual tension in the novel and the love scenes
inspire more smiles than sighs. The real treat in this relationship is
watching the grudging respect and admiration grow between the leads.
I already have the next one, Don't Look Back, on hold at the library!