High Heels & Bicycle Wheels - Jane Linfoot (2014)

Bryony works as a TV production assistant, a job she's really good at and loves. When it comes to her love life, however, things aren't going that smoothly. All of her friends are getting hitched and her mother is even talking about freezing Bryony's eggs, because it might take a while before she meets her Mr Right. Then Bryony is forced to work together with famous cyclist Jackson Gale who is trying to start a TV career. Jackson is always on the look-out for a night of fun and there's something about feisty Bryony that attracts him. The chemistry between them is undeniable and it doesn't take long before they end up in bed together. But then the TV station decides Bryony and Jackson work together so well, they have to spend the entire summer making a new TV series, something which neither of them is looking forward to... For those of you who read Jane Linfoot's The Right Side of Mr Wrong, the protagonist of this novel, Bryony, will be familiar. Just like Linfoot's other stories, this one is quite a steamy read with two intriguing main characters at its core. Bryony is feisty and independent but struggling with trust issues because of her background, and Jackson is handsome but quite full of himself and dealing with his own troubles. The sexual tension between them is great and the banter definitely made for some entertaining scenes. The book also has quite an original plot and even though I am not a professional cycling fan at all, Linfoot really managed to turn this topic into something fun. I enjoyed the fact that the story is told from both female and male perspectives, so the reader gets to discover more about the characters and the reasons for their actions. I have to say I did think the story was perhaps a bit too slow-paced and the game between Bryony and Jackson took quite a long time. If the book had been shorter and the story had progressed a tad faster, I think I would have enjoyed it even more. Overall, High Heels and Bicycle Wheels is another steamy and enjoyable Jane Linfoot read; a story to pick up if you're looking for something fun, light-hearted and sexy! (JoH)

High Heels & Bicycle Wheels, by Jane Linfoot, brings together an uptight TV production assistant and a cycling bad boy. The synopsis says: "Meet Bryony: she's a fun-loving, very single TV production assistant whose idea of sport is the Jimmy Choo sales scrum. Meet Jackson: Cycling's bad boy superstar. Injured and out of a certain race this summer, without his training, he's looking for another distraction... Bryony's facing a triple whammy - her last single friend just named the day, her mother's offering to have her eggs frozen, and the guy she's loved from afar, forever, has just got hitched. So she's more than happy to accept the offer of a totally out of character but seriously steamy one night of no-strings fun. Especially when the guy in question is so attractive he even looks good in Lycra! Jackson's on the lookout for a new career but if the opportunity to work on TV means a fortnight with the most uptight woman in the world, he'd rather not bother. He never goes in for seconds - and who in their right mind would head off in a campervan, with a woman who irons her knickers? Add in a tandem (yes a tandem) and fast forward to double trouble for a summer neither of them will ever forget!"

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