Little Miss Innocent? by Lori Foster
For Dr. Daniel Sawyers, sex therapist Lace McGee is a puzzle. While she keeps putting inappropriate ideas into his sister's head, Lace is even better at putting naughty thoughts into Daniel's head. But just how down 'n dirty is Lace really?
Daniel Sawyers is not thrilled with his sister's friendship with Lace, as he finds her too feminine, too noticeable, too lush, too distracting, you get the idea. He is sure that her job makes her someone he doesn't want around his sister and he makes his disdain for her pretty clear. Lace goes out of her way to needle Daniel knowing very well what he believes about her. It isn't until Lace comes into Daniel's ER with a dog bite that they start to spend time together, breaking down their misconceptions slowly but surely. This story is a pretty quick one but there was one major issue that I just couldn't get over: Lori Foster chose to make Lace a virgin. This bothered me because Daniel has a rather major hang-up about her work as a sex therapist--he often made assumptions about who she was and they were not positive. Rather than have him come to the realization that he was mired in double standards and that part of what makes Lace so wonderful is her full acceptance of herself as a person, sexuality included, Lori Foster chose to have him come to the realization that he was wrong only because Lace was innocent all along. What if Lace hadn't been a virgin? Would Daniel have felt vindicated in his beliefs? Would he still have changed his mind about her work? Would he have fallen in love with her or would she have become another short term relationship? I felt that Daniel needed a slap upside the head, to have a major epiphany that he was a judgmental idiot, and to grovel on his knees. Unfortunately, none of those things happened.
Genre Decades Challenge
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I purchased this book with my own funds.