Living on Violet Circle, a place that’s less of a neighborhood and more of an insane asylum poured into the street, I thought I was prepared for anything. After you’ve seen a woman strip down at the laundry room to wash the clothes she’s wearing, then saunter across the street naked, you’ve seen it all, right?
How naïve I was.
After the factory closed, leaving me and a good portion of the town unemployed, I took a job managing Scarlet Toys. I knew it wouldn’t be a typical work environment, selling adult toys in a town more uptight than a constipated nun, but some things you just never see coming.
Like the protesters covered in poison ivy, screaming about smut peddlers.
Or a dancing dinosaur named Fappy.
Or the allure of the man standing in the center of all the chaos.
Wyatt Lawson, a six foot, four inch heap of muscle with a quick smile, ignited my interest in more than the available manager position. Like the missionary one. Or the rodeo. Maybe the side rider. What can I say? I’m an overachiever.
Let’s just hope he doesn’t scare easily.
This is the first book in a series of standalone novels.
Scarlet Toys by SM Shade is a laugh out loud, sexy, silly new adult story that will have you rolling.
Cassidy is a young out of work girl who is a bit down on her luck. She’s been on her own for sometime and is willing to take any job jus tot keep her head above water. I loved her determination and her willingness, she was proud but knew what she had to do. She was always right to the point and quick with her wit, something I can appreciate in my female characters!
My first impression of Wyatt was that he was going to be a stuck up suit, alpha boss and all that….boy was I wrong. Sure he’s the boss, sure he’s a gazillionaire or something like that but he is down to earth. He easily fits into the not so high class place that Cassidy lives and he can laugh about all that happens there.
Much of the story revolves around Scarlet Toys, the new kinky store in a small town. We also get introduced to the exploits of the residents of “Violent Circle” (you’ll have to read to find out what that’s about). I could actually picture the neighborhood and the shenanigans that ensued – a man standing outside naked after girlfriend kicked him out, the frat boys down the street always doing something odd, the girl with the revolving front door ;)
The story is light and even paced and will keep you laughing!
About the Author
I’m a homeschooling mom hopelessly addicted to Dr. Pepper, love stories, sunshine, and men with full sexy lips, though not necessarily in that order. A voracious reader since I sounded out my first word, I started writing as a teenager and rediscovered my love of writing as an adult. Originally from Indianapolis, I now live in a small Kentucky town with my teenage son.
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