Wrapped In Lace by Prescott Lane
Adult Contemporary. Takes place over the Holidays. Standalone.
Wrapped in Lace by Prescott Lane is a perfect holiday read, but can be enjoyed all year long. It has all the things I love in a book: It’s sweet, sexy, has a little angst, made me laugh and grin throughout, has side characters I absolutely love, and the main couple is great.
As Piper ends another crappy date that one of her well meaning friends or family set her up on, she sends a note to all of them asking them to never do it again. Then she makes her way to Hank’s Bar to drink off her crappy date.
“I’d rather die a sad, lonely cat lady than endure another date from hell.”
Drew is making it home for the holidays for the first time in 6 years. He has been avoiding his back-stabbing big brother and his cheating bitch of an ex-girlfriend, but when his Nana called to ask him to drive the 3 hours to the small Christmassy town in North Carolina, he couldn’t say no. As he gets closer to town, he realizes he needs a drink, at a place where nobody knew him. So he stops at Hank’s Bar.
The same bar Piper came into demanding her favorite drink.
“Hard not to notice a woman demanding an orgasm.”
Drew immediately perked up and couldn’t keep his eyes off the beautiful woman who somehow felt familiar. After some cute banter, Drew was hooked.
“She wasn’t just adorable, she had a smart mouth. I always did have a weakness for a woman with a smart mouth.”
After a night of drinking, banter, and some major flirtation, Piper was gone. Drew wanted her, but like Cinderella, she was gone, and he had no name. Coincidentally she turned up again, where he learns that Piper was his best childhood friend, his first kiss, and the first girl he loved. But she had moved away at 13 to be with her mother. No wonder they felt a connection.
They certainly explored that connection now…and it was way more than the kiss when he was 14! Holy cow, can Drew do the dirty talk…and dirty actions! Me likey.
“My favorite Christmas present came wrapped in lace.”
While Wrapped in Lace has a sort of insta-love, it’s not really. They loved each other as kids, so its more of a second chance/friends to lovers book. Besides, I met my husband over Christmas break and knew he was the one within days.
- I love banter!
- Had me smiling throughout.
- The grandparents…I want to be Nana when I get old.
- I loved Drew and Piper.
- Hot sex.
- Mmmmm….dirty talker.
- Pearls…and making fantasies come true.
- Childhood friends/crush turned lover is always fun.
- Strong editing.
- Drew went from being alpha to getting a little bit pussy-like in the end. But that’s OK. His tongue makes up for that ;-)~
- It was not very unique.
The Down & Dirty:
Wrapped in Lace by Prescott Lane is a perfect holiday romance, but can be read any time of year. It’s very sexy, sweet, fun and has great banter, dirty talking and some angst. While most of the story points are very typical, Prescott did a great job of making it feel unique, sexy and fresh.
“When something’s broken, fix it. Don’t throw it away.”
Rating: 4.5 Stars, 4.5 Heat
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