Summary: "Keely Branscom had always been a little notorious. A confirmed wild child, she'd shocked the town by posing for a centerfold at the age of nineteen. But what she'd really wanted was to get a reaction from seriously sexy Noah Garfield. Only, back then, he hadn't quite known what to do with her... Now, years later, Noah's still in over his head with Keely. But when he catches her walking into a Vegas strip joint, he knows that he has to save her from herself. Only, Keely doesn't want to be saved. Instead, Noah's supersexy childhood nemesis seems determined to show him exactly what he's been missing..."
This is the follow-up story to Thompson's contribution to the anthology "Midnight Fantasies," which featured a wonderful story involving B.J. and Jonas, two childhood friends working on a ranch together. "Notorious" picks up the storyline with their siblings, Keely and Noah.
Thompson is one of the better authors writing in the steamy Harlequin genre at the moment. Her erotic scenes are well-written and imaginative. In addition to her incredible grasp of the erotic, Thompson gives us fully-developed characters and believable romantic tension.
"Notorious" is a wonderful example of Thompson's grasp of the genre. Keely and Noah are interesting and appealing characters, and their attraction is hot hot hot! Thompson does a good job of building up sexual and emotional tension between the characters.
As usual, I have the familiar complaint that perhaps the romantic impediments were disposed of too quickly, but this is still still a steamy, stand-out read.