Patricia Green has written a delightful, hot, fun read in her latest novelette – Psyched Out.
Accident-prone Lu wants adventure and excitement and longs for a passionate romance. Her last affair was too long ago to remember and wasn't exactly satisfying. At a psychology conference, Lu drops everything – everything! – conference binders, papers, purse and condoms in the middle of the hotel lobby. Phillip Pines gallantly stoops to help a maiden in distress.
After successfully gliding over the embarrassment of the condoms and suffering from summer allergies, she sneezes – a nice juicy wet one - into her sleeve. Again, polite, sophisticated Phillip comes to the rescue by offering his handkerchief. She takes it then offers to launder and mail it to him. He suggests she return it to his room. Lu's libido kicks into overdrive until she hears him say, "I won't be there."
Disappointed, she returns to her hotel room and has an a-ha! moment when she realizes that her rescuer is Dr. Phillip Pines, leading authority on BDSM and interestingly enough....whose book she has read three times. Knowing she has lost her fantasy moment, she flies back to Washington destined to sit on the sidelines of sexual adventure.
Determined to lose herself in her research, she is thwarted by her best friend, Mimi, who drags her to Pleasure Cover, Jamaica. Under the sweltering Caribbean sun, Lu's gaze meets Dr. Pine's gaze. Flustered at seeing him again, Lu has another hilarious accident, this time involving a tube of sunscreen. Phillip is entranced with this shy, bumbling intellect and asks her to dinner. Soon Lu is dancing within the safety of his arms and – well – I don't want to give it away – let's just say it got really hot in Jamaica.
Psyched Out is fast paced and very well-written. Lu is a lovable character who the reader is cheering for from the very first moment. I recommend Patricia Green's novelette to anyone who loves a story where the shy fumbling loner meets the man of her fantasies.Amazon