Saturday, January 7, 2012

Stuck with You by Trish Jensen

Title:  Stuck With You
Author: Trish Jensen
My Rating: A- 

Genre: Contemporary romance
Main Characters: Paige & Ross
Release Date: January 2012 (reissue)
Publisher: Bell Bridge Books
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Sexual Intensity: hot 

I received a copy of this book from the publisher and NetGalley in return for an honest review.

Story Overview:
As lawyers on opposing sides of a messy divorce case, Paige Hart and Ross Bennett ought to have kept matters purely professional, yet Paige and Ross came to loathe each other with an intensity that was strictly personal. The bad blood between them takes on an unexpected new dimension when the infuriated pair is forced to share a hospital room, when they’re quarantined after being exposed to the rare and highly contagious Tibetan Concupiscence Virus that’s reputed to shift sensual desire into high gear.

When symptoms (which a nonmedical person might mistake for pure and simple lust) start showing up way ahead of schedule, the lawyers’ objections to each other are overruled — and they enjoy every minute of it. But, after the doctors declare that the disease has run its course, Paige and Ross are still feverish with a longing for one another that they hope will never be cured. When the verdict comes in, will they be sentenced to life — in love?

My Review:

If you like fun contemporary romances, then this is a book that you will probably enjoy. This is the story of two lawyers that are on opposite sides of a divorce. As they leave the courthouse, arguing, they are caught up in a bomb blast. Then on their way to the hospital, they are caught up in a bizarre ambulance accident where they are exposed to a virus. A virus that forces them to be quarantined for two weeks. A virus which manifests itself through sexual arousal. Because of the large blast that occurred at the courthouse, all the hospitals are full of injured and these two lawyers are quarantined together because of space issues. Can you see how fun this is already?

The basic story line of this book is HIGHLY unlikely and more than a little unbelievable, but you all know, I read for entertainment. If you can ignore that issue, you will completely enjoy this book because it really is fun. The sexual tension is through the roof for these two people who honestly don't even like each first. Their injuries from the initial blast are minor so you have a story where two people that are sexually drawn to each other are trapped in one little room 24 hours a day for 2 weeks. The scrabble game had me laughing completely out loud...that and their daily questionnaire about their symptoms with their doctor. Seriously funny! They get to know each other really well, but even with that, there are some surprises for them once they get out.

Both of these characters were completely like-able. They have their reasons for what they do. They just can't see that yet. I loved Paige's huge family of characters and Ross' envy of them. The additional sub-romance between their doctor and Paige's brother Nick was brilliant. I absolutely LOVED their story and thought that it added so much depth to the story.

Honestly, this is just a book that was fabulous and fun. If you are looking for a read for a mental escape, this is the perfect read. It was highly entertaining and I loved it!


Aurian said...

I know you tell me it is fun, but well, thrown together just to have sex, is just not my kind of read. I want romance, and a development in the relationship before they are forced to have sex.

Christi Snow said...

Oh, Aurian, you misunderstood what I was saying.They are put together because of hospital overcrowding. They spend that two weeks getting to know each other. They are not having sex...there's a lot of sexual frustration in this book...LOL! There is actually more romance and getting to know each other than in a normal book just because of their circumstances. smiles....

Aurian said...

Okay, than I did read it wrong, and I might actually like this! Thanks Christi.

Island Reader said...

I liked this one so much, and that scrabble game was the greatest! And Christi is right, there's no insta-bed happening. The development of their romance is sweet and fun. Great review, Christi!

Paperback Daydreamer said...

This sounds like sooooo much fun Christi! Yes, highly unlikely...but worth a read for what seems like it might be slightly fun and very steamy?? Definitely. :-D