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Slow Hands (The Wrong Bed #43)

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This is Maddy Turner's lucky day. The civilized society girl just bid on sexy rogue Jake Wallace at a charity bachelor auction—and won! But Maddy knows Jake's dirty little secret. And it should keep her from trying out her new boy toy. Too bad she can't stop herself from indulging in raw, quite uncivilized sex all the same....

Jake Wallace is utterly bewitched by Maddy—and...more
ebook, Harlequin Blaze, #402, 220 pages
Published June 1st 2008 by Harlequin (first published May 1st 2008)
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Dina
This book starts with a Big Misunderstanding, not one of my favorite plot devices, but I ended up liking it.

In this story, the Big Misunderstanding is a case of mistaken identity. Jake Wallace, a paramedic who works with Chicago FD's 4th Battalion, had agreed to be one of the bachelors to be auctioned in a charity event. Unfortunately - or fortunately, if you consider how things worked out for him in the end - the graphic designer company that was responsible for making the programs showcasing t...more
Mojca
There is only one word that comes to mind (now, immediately after having read this story) - sweet. Oh, and throw aww in front of it.

I don't think the author wanted people to describe this story along the "sweet" lines, but that's juts how I feel about it.
Yeah, it had a few hot scenes (nothing extraordinary, mind you), but what truly drew me in, was the depth to the story, which is rather unusual for a Blaze book (at least for those I've read so far).

The characters were wonderful, nicely developp...more
Shae
I absolutely LOVED this book. The second I started it I was completely hooked. I didn't like how late in the book the big mistake was revealed, but by the end it didn't make much of a difference.
Diana~
For a FREE Harlequin Blaze book, I actually really liked this one! Although the heroine has some serious TSTL moments, I adore the hero. It was actually pretty entertaining to read how our heroine, Maddy thought that Jake was a gigolo. LOL! That's the dude in the next book, guys. Apparently, their bios got switched up or something during a mix-up in the agency planning out their names... so yeah. There's a huge misunderstanding and well, Maddy doesn't find out until the end. The author doesn't m...more
Paige
Thanks to a mix up at the auction where Maddy Turner was trying to stop her step-mother from cheating on her father, she mistakes Jack Wallace as a male play thing.

With her job done, Maddy tries to leave, but Jack catches up to her and insists on taking her on the date. Despite her better judgement since she knows his profession and can imagine him sweet talking all the women, Maddy can't help herself from enjoying Jack's company.

Although he's gotten some weird vibes from Maddy, it takes Maddy...more
adventurat
This is another of the free e-Harlequins I got about a year ago. It's a Blaze, which means there's going to be hot sex and plenty of it. Which is fine with me; it's all about knowing what to expect, going in (so to speak).

This book takes Highly Improbable Circumstances, combines them with a Big Misunderstanding, adds a generous dollop of Human-Physics-Defying Sexual Antics, and garnishes with a pinch of Predictable Crisis Point to arrive at the Happily Ever After. Some of the writing is a bit r...more
Jim son of Jim (formerly PhotoJim)
Maddy Turner is the younger of uber-rich Jason Turner's daughters. When the older daughter tells Maddy that their newest stepmother plans on cheating on their father by buying a male escort at the charity auction, it's up to Maddy to buy him out from under her step mother and save the day. Jake Wallace is an EMT whose bio was switched with a male escort's for the auction. I don't want to spoil it for you but Jake and Maddy have a lot of sex and fall in love. It's a Blaze book - what did you thin...more
Nenette
An enjoyable sexy romance. It is such a break to read this genre once in a while and just relax and not be engaged in deep thoughts about the story. The plot may be easy and full of romantic love scenes but it is just as rich in life lessons as any other bestseller or classic. This is just the first in the series of this very romantic stories about switched identities, and I'm really tempted to buy the sequel.
Netanella
This story centers around a classic case of mistaken identity - the all-American, hunk of burnin' love that is Jake is mistaken by the female lead for a jaded gigolo on the auction block. What follows is hot sex and sweet romance. Gotta love it.
Amber
Never solved the mystery of whether his penis was velvety or silky. This question will forever haunt my dreams.
rameau
This took me back a decade or two. The writing and the story were like something I used to read when I was still “borrowing” Mum’s Harlequins, and although I enjoyed the nostalgia, I’ve moved on. Not only did the references to a then popular TV show, the gay jokes, and the playful ixnay to kink date the book, they made me think less of it. Well, maybe not the ixnay to kink as much as the name Grey’s Anatomy.

There were good things too, like how after realising the root of their misunderstanding...more
Cristy Hunter
I really enjoyed this quick read on my Kindle. I had picked up another quick read that had a slight erotic romance description and was VERY disappointing, so my hopes were not that good with this book. I got a little lost at first thinking the publishers were the sisters in the story but realized pretty quickly that it was just showing how the little mix up occurred.

While reading this book, it was mostly believable. You could picture these things happening in life - to a point. At some points yo...more
Lizzie
This was my first Harlequin Blaze. Actually, this was my first category romance. And to be honest, I had doubts about the cover, the story, the sex and pretty much everything about this book going into it. Not to be insulting, but there can be a bit of a stereotype about the Harlequin series. I was wrong. Slow Hands is a fast, fun, flirty read.

The heroine was generally likable (Not TSTL at all) and her motivation was easy enough to follow. After watching--and experiencing--failures in love, wea...more
Nisha
Sadly, I had forgotten to add a review to this read. Anyway, thankfully, I still remember what this was about and how I felt about it.

3.5 stars

Rich curvy (not fat) brunette heroine buys a bachelor at a charity fundraiser thinking he's the gigolo her step-mother is planning to cheat with. Tall hunky paramedic bachelor #19 is mistaken to be supposed gigolo, but is immediately taken with heroine and pursues her fervently. Lots of other random drama, including the heroine's emotional unavailability...more
Jess
Cute little love story, nothing spectacular. Maddy comes from a family that seemingly can't stay in love. Sure they can all fall in love over and over, but it always ends badly. So she has built walls around herself and calls herself an ice princess. It doesn't help that her ex cheated on her.

Jake is an EMT who is offered up to do a charity auction. And he's the one being auctioned off! Too bad the women who created the bio's for the men screwed his up. They switched his bio with another man's w...more
Monica
Let me start by saying that I am not much of a fan of the Harlequin Blaze books. I'm pretty sure that snorting laughter through the sex scenes (a certain female body part ‘positively ringing like a bell’? really?) is not the author's intended reaction from readers, but almost every story I read gets that reaction. This book was free so I figured I might as well read it, and I admit that I was very pleasantly surprised. I had such a negative expectation going in that I might have scored it a bit...more
Cris
Esse livro é quente!! Quente do tipo que você vê a fumacinha saindo do meio das páginas. Eu não sou muito fã desses livros hots, onde o sexo acontece praticamente desconectado da história, mas neste caso a história, o romance e as partes hots estão perfeitamente interligadas.

Maddy se vê forçada pela sua irmã a participar de um leilão de solteiros para impedir que a sua madrasta compre um gigolô e traia o seu pai. Só que acontece um probleminha com a biografia dos solteiros e ela no lugar do gigo...more
Abeer Hoque
"Slow Hands" by Leslie Kelly was my first ebook reading experience, which was why I chose a free (!) trashy romance that my sister promised was good. It was: I blew through 3000 plus iPod pages in a few steamy hours.

I'm used to period romances, where wide eyed innocence and ripe virginal types are a bit more believable, and so this contemporary fare with modern pop culture references is new to me. The entire plot of SH hinges on a misunderstanding that occurs in the very beginning, and is extend...more
Danielle
This happened to be my first book by Leslie Kelly and I actually enjoyed it. I am looking forward to reading more of this series in the future.

Mandy Turner is not only a strong business woman but unlucky in the love department. Her older sister, Tabitha, doesn't want her fathers new wife to cheat on him, so she ends up with this master plan for Mandy to buy the guy her stepmother was supposed to buy at this charity bachelor auction. Little does Mandy know that her desires and heart will be thro...more
Alea
My first e-book! Yay! Ok onto the actual book. Slow Hands was my second book from the Blaze line and I liked it a lot more than my first one, which was a collection of short stories that were so short I didn't really buy the chemistry. In Slow Hands Jake and Maddy actually get the page count to get to know each other to make the story believable.

I love the whole idea of mistaken identity. When Maddy first bids on Jake she thinks he's a male escort, a male escort that she has a chemistry with, bu...more
Lauren
Slow Hands
3 Stars

Due to her emotionally dysfunctional family and cheating ex, Maddy has built up impenetrable barriers against men and love that slowly begin melting when she meets Jake Wallace, a hunky paramedic who she mistakes for a male escort.

While Jake and Maddy have sizzling chemistry, this cannot compensate for the contrived and predictable plot and the one dimensional characters. Maddy's insecurities quickly begin to grate on the nerves, and sexy, sweet Jake is simply too good to be tr...more
Laura
I really wasn't expecting much since it was a Nook freebie, but I was pleasantly surprised! At a charity event where local hot bachelors are being auctioned off, Maddy and her sister decide to interrupt their cheating stepmothers plans to win a hot European gigolo. Unbeknownst to them, the bios on two of the bachelors has been
Mixed up and Maddy ends up bidding on all American stud hottie Jake Wallace. Jake noticed her while she was in the audience and he was immediately attracted to her. When sh...more
Rebecca (everyday reader)
Maddy is only trying to stop her stepmother from buying a date and cheating on her beloved father, she never intended to fall in love with a man she thought was a male whore. Jake is a paramedic who was guilted into the auction and fell immediately for the voluptuous winner of him as a date. Somesecrets are kept for the best reasons, and sometimes one love is all you get. Admissions, a health scare, family realizations, and personal truths make this a good read!!
ShoSho
3.5 stars

This book was one of the first freebies I ever got and I can't even remember from where!!! I hadn't read the blurb so I was a bit confused about who was the heroine but I figured it out in chapter 2. This was a nice read ,I enjoyed reading it. This a case of mistaken identity , I'm not big fan of those and I was hoping it would be solved soon and it didn't ! But how and when it was solved it worked very well with the story.
Suzie Quint
This is a free read and I enjoyed it a lot. Their relationship starts out with a misunderstanding, but the heroine has every reason to believe Jake is a gigolo. When Jake becomes aware of what the heroine believes, he has valid reasons for letting the misunderstanding stand. The couple is sweet together and I liked them a lot. A satisfying read and well worth the price. ;)
Susan
Great literature this is not, but an enjoyable, steamy read it surely is! I actually enjoyed this one so much that I'll be looking out for other books by this author. The writing was good, the plot reasonable and the situation only moderately unbelievable. All in all very enjoyable!!
Gina Hott
When the graphic artists have some problems pulling together a brochure for a charity auction things start falling apart.
Most of the bio info on the brochures for the charity bachelor auction were correct - however, two weren't. One man was a gigolo the other a paramedic. Maddy bid on the gigolo to keep her new step-mother's hands off of him. Now all she had to do was to keep her hands off of him.

He won't leave her alone though because he doesn't want to welsh on a promise so now what? They star...more
Janet
Aug 26, 2011 Janet added it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf
I was not prepared for this book. This is about a rich girl who thinks she can buy anything even people. It started out pretty good but it just turned in to a lot of mumbo jumbo and sex.
Wanderlust
Freebie from amazon usa, it was ok but not anything special. Good for a quick freebie.
Tammy Walton Grant
freebie -- the ONLY way you'll get me reading Harlequin Blaze ;)
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