Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Review: Between The Sheets

I know this wasn't on the list of this week's NetGalley review pile clean up, but for some reason I found myself reading it nonetheless. So here goes another book!

Title: Between The Sheets
Author: Robin Wells
ISBN: 0446618411
Copy From: NetGalley

Goodreads Synopsis:

How do you have a life when everyone in America thinks you gave the president-elect a fatal heart attack during an illicit sex romp?
Emma Jamison never thought she'd have to answer that question, but here she is, smack dab in the middle of a political scandal that would make Monica Lewinsky blush. Trouble is, nobody believes that Emma wasn't the call-girl who killed the president-to-be with her, uh, carnal skills.
So Emma packs up and moves to small-town Chartreuse, LA, to escape her infamy and to start over. But when her grandmother starts dating the grandfather of district attorney Max Duval, the quiet life she was seeking blows up in smoke. 

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When I first saw this book in NetGalley I loved the cover. But not only that, the synopsis sounded really interesting. In addition to that, the title sounded really good, so before I knew it I had requested the book and looking forward to reading it.

There's such a thing as being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Emma Jamison learned that the hard way as she was tending to a job, which happened to include the president-elect. She was working as  a butler in the house the president-elect had chosen to stay in to take care of an itch really, when he gets overexcited and has a heart attack. Emma was rushed out the door as the Secret Service took control of things, which put her in the spotlight of the media. It didn't help that a button of hers had been cut off and she was assumed to be the woman that overexcited the president-elect onto his death. Since then, people have been treating her accordingly, as the slut who slept with a married man and killed him. Some looked at her with disdain, others with sexual interest. Everyone wanted photos, interviews, and scoops. Her life had turned into a living hell in the span of a few months that she moved into a small town to live next to her grandmother, hoping it would help things blow over. It didn't. To make matters worse, she's interested in a man who's running for elections as the new D.A, on top of that her grandmother and his grandfather are having an affair, which only adds more havoc to her life. Can she clear her name? Maybe find friends in this trying time and maybe even a family?

I felt so bad for Emma. I mean talk about a case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. The poor girl's life is turned upside down because of something she didn't do, over someone she hadn't even seen. It's such an awful feeling to be ostracized and have no one on your side. Everyone everywhere giving you the looks. I did feel for her. I enjoyed how Max finally believed her and opted to help her clear her name - even if it was going to cost him his campaign. I also liked how friendly Katie was to her, and how she helped her fit in. I always found a specific charm in small towns, and even though it didn't start that way with Emma, it did eventually end up so.

I can't imagine how awful it might be for your only family not to remember you, which is what Max must have felt with his grandfather having Alzheimer's. But I am happy Harold, found Dorothy at least, even in his trying time she seemed to help him with his illness, leaving him notes and reminds him of stuff, it was so sweet! Together they were hilarious though.

I enjoyed this book immensely and loved the writing. It was clever, and funny. I also liked the storyline and the characters. They all held a great role and it added to the overall effect.

Rating: 4/5

Author Bio:

When Robin Wells sold her first romance novel in 1995, her family celebrated at a Chinese restaurant.  Robin’s fortune cookie read, “Romance moves you in a new direction.”
And it certainly has!  Robin has since written sixteen critically acclaimed novels that have been translated into eighteen languages.  Her books have won the National Golden Heart Award, two National Readers’ Choice Awards, the Award of Excellence, the Golden Quill, and the Holt Medallion.  Robin’s latest book, Still the One, was nominated for a Rita Award, the highest award the National Romance Writers of America gives an author, at the RWA national conference last July.
        Robin was born in Waco, Texas and holds a B.A. in liberal arts from the University of Oklahoma.  Before becoming a full-time writer, Robin worked as an advertising and public relations executive for a major hotel chain.  She loves working with new writers and teaches a course called “How to Write a Novel” at Southeastern Louisiana University’s Mandeville campus.
       Robin lives with her husband, two daughters and a very spoiled dog named Winnie the Poohdle in Mandeville.


  1. Aww. This sounds like a great book!
    I'm from a small town, so im sure I could relate to that in this story.
    Great review