Stuck With You – Trish Jensen

Stuck With You is a funny, silly, sexy quick read. Two divorce lawyers on opposite sides of the same case find themselves stuck in quarantine after circumstances get them potentially exposed to ‘Tibetan Concupiscence Virus’, or TCV. Here’s the silly part- victims get a rampant case of the raging horn for 2 weeks. Fortunately Ross and Paige are both terribly good looking, smart and single, even if they don’t get along. Things get even more messy when their doctor realises that Paige’s visiting brother is her former college flame. The second half of the book, after quarantine, is where they try to determine whether they were infected, or really are meant to be.

Kooks for your Kindle?– Apart from a kleptomaniac aunt, characters are not overly stereotyped or exaggerated, even the smaller roles. Paige has a frighteningly litigious extended family, who convince her to represent them all in any matter, when really she’s a tax attorney. Her large, nutty family are in stark contrast to Ross’ lone status.

The Bella-Swan-Pathetically-Self-Sacrificing-Factor– Ross is a good leading man, with hidden depths and a good heart. Paige is a little defeatist, especially towards the end, but manages to handle matters well while in quarantine, even drawing up a legal agreement with the intention of keeping them separate!

Nookie for your Nook?– It has some pretty steamy moments, not recommended for the mother-in-law if she has a heart condition.

Evaluation of your eBook?– The quarantine premise is hilariously contrived, but if you want an easy, funny, steamy book with some snappy repartee between the leads, this is the one. I read it in around 3 or 4 hours flat, but then I’m a speedy reader. The secondary story between the doctor and Paige’s brother is just as interesting, and the rest of Paige’s family are lovably entertaining. Recommended for a day by the pool.

Frothy Ranking: 3/5 cocktails.

Can be obtained from:

UK: Amazon kindle for £5.63. WHSmith has the paperback for £8.00, and Waterstones the ebook for £5.94.
US: on Amazon the kindle is currently $7.39, but click here for the latest price, as I got it for $1.99 a week ago; this may have been a Black Friday offer. Kobobooks have it for $7.69.