“The Naughty Corner” hits the same sweet spot I've come to expect from Jasmine Haynes, with winning characters who discover both mind-blowing sex and real love, often in the most unexpected places. When Lola Cook gets stuck with her bratty nephews for the summer, she doesn't expect that signing them up for football camp at the local high school will bring her anything but some temporary peace of mind while she tries to not to miss her latest deadline at work. But when Gray Barnett, their hunky and strangely seductive coach, insists on punishing her every time the boys misbehave, it’s Lola who learns that sometimes it’s better to be naughty than nice. As the story progresses, we get to see both Lola and Gray open up to changes in their lives that they’d each thought they’d ever consider, and by the time the summer ends, everyone involved has learned how to improve their behavior in the best possible ways.
One of the things I love most about Jasmine Haynes’s writing is the sense of humor she brings to so many of her stories. There’s something funny about everything and everyone in “The Naughty Corner” even when Lola is dealing with what appears to be a stalker sending her threatening emails and letters. The relationship between Gray and Lola starts out as a summer fling for both of them, but as it grows into something deeper, the feelings they each deal with are handled as maturely and realistically as possible under the circumstances, with a minimum of angst and drama. And because this is Jasmine Haynes, the sex scenes are sensual and passionate without being lewd or lascivious. It’s that successful combination of hot sex, deep emotions and light humor that makes “The Naughty Corner” such a fun and satisfying read.
Somebody’s been a bad girl...
Writer Lola Cook is on a deadline. Meeting it gets twice as difficult when she finds herself in the unwelcome role of babysitter for her nephews. Two months with the twin teenage terrors is too much for Lola?until she has a brilliant idea: send the boys to football camp. That’ll at least get them out of her hair for five hours every day. Perfect.
Divorced father Gray Barnett has coached summer football camp long enough to know he’ll get saddled with misfits, but William and Harry exceed all expectations. They’re impossible, they’re disruptive, and when he meets their hot aunt Lola, they’re worth the trouble. That is, if Lola accepts Gray’s conditions.
Every time the twins misbehave, it’s Lola who must take their punishment. With every naughty infraction, Lola gets more and more accepting?of the penalties. She has no idea just how bad a girl she can be?or how much fun she’ll have getting what she deserves.