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April 22, 2008

Review: XXX Marks the Spot by Kathleen Lawless

Filed under: Review — Tags: , , , — 1shellie @ 7:50 pm
XXX Marks the Spot by Kathleen Lawless

Sometimes I want an easy read. I am not always interested in reading intense storylines with complex characters. There are times I like to just kick my shoes off, pick up a book, and relax without having to put a lot of thought into it. In “XXX Marks the Spot,” Kathleen Lawless delivers a smoothly written novel that would be a great day at the beach read.

Kennedy James is ready for her friends to lighten up. A beautiful, successful woman, she knows what she wants and when she wants it…especially from men. Justine wants a baby. Coming out of a relationship where this was an issue, she is determined that the next man she is involved with will want children too. Lisa is a divorced woman who has some low self-esteem issues. She is not that experienced in talking to or attracting men. Kennedy is hoping that some of her love-them-and-leave-them attitude about men will wear off onto her two best friends. So, she invites them to her house for a week to escape the reality of their lives then challenges them to a Sexcapades Scavenger Hunt.

The friends face challenges from collecting your dates boxers to sex in a limo. They all bet to see which friend will meet as many challenges as they can by the end of the week. In the process of the scavenger hunt, they each meet the man they have always been wishing for. When Kennedy takes the game too far, she not only jeopardizes the friendship she has with Justine and Lisa, but she may lose the one man she thinks she may truly ever love.

The problem I had with this novel is the heroines relationship with the heroes was very rushed. In a weeks time, they are extremely serious about one another even though they didn’t spend that much time together in the storyline (except in bed). I wonder if the three friends should have had their own story instead of condensing it altogether. If the relationships between them would have meshed better, I would have cared more about the characters in general. I liked this book when I really wanted to love it. But, “XXX Marks the Spot” by Kathleen Lawless is a good, quick, and steamy read with an ending that will be very satisfying to some readers.

 

Reviewed by Shellie

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