Neena is looking for men. Okay,
specifically, she is looking for men to pose for the local
charity calendar. She is down to needing a Mr. December and
an alternate. The smarmy lawyer she just gave her card to
will definitely fit the bill, but no way would the guy in
the butt ugly Hawaiian shirt. Not only does he not fit the
image of a hard body, but then there is the shirt and baggy
But suddenly Neena is rethinking her
position. When she and Mr. Hawaiian shirt are caught in a
robbery gone bad at the café and trapped together, she knows
she has made the wrong snap judgment decision. Now if she
could just get her hormones to stop yelling at her and be
able to ascertain what she wants next it would be perfect.
Mitch Gilroy (aka. Mr. Hawaiian shirt)
has returned to his home town after a number of years in the
Army. Specifically, he has come back to this area to be far
away from anything military or stressful. He just wants to
get his life back on track and work as a local handyman. He
never expected to be taken as a hostage in a botched robbery
attempt. But that is what he will do if he needs to so that
the cute woman is left alone. Instead, he is trapped with
her and agrees to be in the calendar.
Can the two of them let themselves live
in the moment enough to see what is right in front of their
eyes? Can they work together to banish their demons and
build a relationship?
You should never judge a book by its
cover, or in this case, the man by his hideous taste in
shirts. Close Quarters is a funny, sassy, and
suspenseful addition to Ms. Agnew’s Hot Zone series.
I enjoyed the interactions between Neena and her friends, as
well as how she decides to take a chance on Mitch for the
calendar, and in life. Ms. Agnew also does a fine job of
writing a spicy romance scene. I thoroughly enjoyed
Close Quarters and hope there is a book five in the
future for this series.