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Plain Brown Wrapper by Melinda Barron
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At a coed slumber party for adults on a lush tropical island, almost anything can happen. At least that’s what Maureen Henderson is counting on. The voluptuous beauty can’t wait for the chance to seduce Dane Markham, her high school crush. What Maureen doesn’t know is that she’s not the only one with seduction in mind. Dane is just as eager to finally have Maureen both in his bed and in his life. But when a model-thin high school rival shows up bent on claiming Dane for her own, will Maureen believe in herself and in Dane enough to make their relationship last?

I must admit, the idea of seducing that elusive high school crush is an appealing one, almost as appealing as the idea of a fun-filled slumber party on a private island. In Pajama Party, Melinda Barron blends both tempting notions into a red-hot romantic tale. Dane is characteristic of the perfect hero – gorgeous, sexy, successful, and determined in his pursuit of the love of his life, but Dane makes mistakes, and those help to humanize him so as to not make him just a beautiful ideal. Maureen is even more endearing as a heroine I could connect with. She isn’t a skinny, perfect heroine; she’s real, she’s charming, and she is at times both vulnerable and self-conscious.

The only things I would ask for in this story are more insight into Dane and Maureen’s history and perhaps to watch their love story unfold more completely. In other words, the story went a bit too fast. However, as it stands I found Pajama Party to be enchanting and enjoyed watching Dane and Maureen find their happy ending.
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Reading Progress

Finished Reading
June 10, 2010 – Shelved
November 12, 2010 – Shelved as: contemporary
August 30, 2011 – Shelved as: review
November 20, 2012 – Shelved as: romance
November 29, 2014 – Shelved as: read-pre-goodreads

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