Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Review: Handcuffed in Housewares by Nikki Duncan

Handcuffed in Housewares
(Tulle & Tulips, #3)
 Nikki Duncan
August 20, 2013
104 pages


Some couples just click. Others require a hard hat and a stud finder.

Tulle and Tulips, Book 3

Monday mornings have a reputation for sucking, and today is no different for Burton Anderson. One year ago, his “perfect” life full of prestige, money, success and travel crumbled in the glaring light of betrayal.

This morning? This close to making his new construction business a success, a date gone awry has left him handcuffed to a toilet in a housewares store. Naked. And the first customer of the day is coming down his aisle.

Planning and shopping for other couples’ Big Day is about as wild and crazy as buttoned-up Leigh Schyuler gets. Until she gets an eyeful of Hearth and Home’s daily special. He’s definitely a “designer” temptation while she’s “off the rack”.

But there are risks, and then there are risks. Burton isn’t sure he can once again trust his heart to a woman who holds the power to ruin him. And Leigh discovers too late that indulging in a little no-strings sex is tying her dream of Devoted Love into hopeless knots…

Warning: Contains a hard-hatted, hard-bodied hero who’s good with his hands, and a woman who’d like him to build a bridge over her sexual boundaries. Nuts and bolts never had it so good.



This book has one of the best first scenes in a romance novel - how awesome would it be to get to say you met the love of your life when you stumbled upon him handcuffed to a toilet in a home improvement store? Oh, did I mention he was completely naked, too? And who better to find Burton, than prim and proper Leigh. Or so we think. Burton turns out to be a big softie - whom I just wanted to hug, and Leigh turns out to be just a bit naughtier than she shows the world. It was a fun, quick read, but due to its short length, it felt just a little bit rushed. I would have liked to have seen their romance drawn out just a bit more. Still, a great, fun "beach" read. I'm looking forward to the rest in this series now.

Handcuffed In Housewares: 4/5 stars.
Cover: 4/5 stars.

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