Vegas showgirl Carly is having trouble getting her pup Rufus to behave and her sexy neighbor's patience has just about run out. To add insult to injury, neighbor Wolfgang Jones is second in command in security at the casino she works for, forcing them to coexist in a truce-like atmosphere. Wolf's future plans don't include getting involved with a sexy showgirl with legs up to here, but when his nephew Nik is suddenly thrust on his doorstep, and strikes up a friendship with Carly and her motley crew of pets, Wolf realizes there's more to her than what meets the eye.
With Wolf and the rest of the friends and neighbors, Nik has finally found what he has missed most of his life - a sense of family. Nik knows that the only way to put an end to the nomadic existence he's been forced to contend with thanks to his flighty mother is to get Uncle Wolf to settle down, and what better candidate than Carly. As he schemes to get the two together, they quickly become willing pawns and enter into a sex for convenience relationship. Of course, despite their efforts, they both fall for each other, and everyone (but the two of them) seems to know how they feel about each. Meanwhile, Nik himself is falling for a cheerleader, giving further reason to stay put in Sin City. But the job Wolf has worked his while life for is suddenly on the table.
In a suspenseful twist that harkens back to Andersen's romantic suspense roots, Carly starts receiving anonymous gifts that suddenly turn threatening. Wolf enlists her as bait to set a trap to catch her would-be paramour. Knowing that their no-strings affair is about to end, Carly tries to distance herself from him, but is a boring corporate job in middle America what he really wants?
"Just for Kicks," a follow up to "Skintight," includes many of the original characters in the condo complex who add plenty of comic relief, though Carly's constant use of the term "toots" is grating. Carly and Wolf really burn up the pages (chapter 15!!), while Nik is the heart and soul of the story.