IN YOUR WILDEST DREAMS by Toni Blake
Amazon rating 3/5
A woman disguises herself as a high-priced call girl to help find her missing sister in Toni Blake's latest steamy novel, IN YOUR WILDEST DREAMS. It's a sizzling hot romance that takes place in the heart of New Orleans. Jake Broussard is a local New Orleans ex-cop who is now working as a bartender at an exclusive club called the Chez Sophia. Stephanie Grant is a sexually naive woman from Chicago who thinks she can disguise herself as a call girl in order to find her missing younger sister Tina.
When the two meet the sparks fly. Jake teaches Stephanie a lot of things behind closed doors, but Stephanie's main objective is to find her sister, who she thinks is now a prostitute. Jake doesn't want a committed relationship, but unfortunately Stephanie starts to subconsciously think that he really loves her. The sex is hot, and Stephanie tries to remind herself that after they find Tina, it's "goodbye, Jake".
The author does a good job with the sexy love scenes, but the subplot involving the runaway Shondra felt like it did not belong. While Jake's involvement with the young teen showed a different side of him that the reader will love, this part of the story felt a bit awkward as it seemed to abrupt the flow of the rest of the book.
On the other hand, Jake's past with Becky was a welcome part of the story, as it explained why he had a hard time getting seriously involved with any woman, including Stephanie. The author teases the reader, throwing out hints who Becky was, until their history is finally explained.
IN YOUR WILDEST DREAMS had plenty of sexy erotic scenes for those who love their romances hot and wild. However, for those who like their romances a little bit more tame, this may not be for you. The mystery behind the missing Tina adds a dimension to the novel that the reader will enjoy. I personally didn't care for Stephanie, however, who was a bit too naive for me when it came to life on the streets. Conversely, I enjoyed Jake's character. He's what romance readers are looking for when they grab their latest romance novels. I'm giving this novel 3 stars for the story line, and would have rated it higher if I had liked the main character a little bit more.