Jenny Carmen has spent most of her adult
life working and doing whatever it takes to be successful. She
has put her family and love life on hold so that she could
achieve the goals she set for herself early in her career.
All work and no play makes Jenny a boring person and when she
is passed over for a promotion that she greatly desires, Jenny
decides enough is enough and so ‘Jasmine’ is born. ‘Jasmine’
is beautiful, has fashionable clothes, and lives for the here
and now. She also comes in contact with businessman Robert
Marshall and when he takes her up on what ‘Jasmine’ is
offering, Jenny has no idea how much her deception might cost
her in the end because before she knows it, Robert has become
an intricate part of her life.
Robert Marshall has never met anyone like
Jasmine. Knowing that she wanted nothing more than a one
night stand—and what a night it was—he can’t help but continue
to think about her long after their night together was over.
When Robert runs into Jasmine and they pick up where their one
night stand left off, Robert finds himself sliding further and
further under her spell.
Having never read Cindy Kirk before, I
was unsure if I would even like When She Was Bad
and I have to admit, I had preconceived notions about the
story just by the cover. In my opinion, the cover does not do
justice to When She Was Bad—it makes me think
‘chic lit’ when in actuality, When She Was Bad
was a complicated and wonderful tale of one woman’s journey to
find her inner self and the man that loved her in spite of
this. Jenny was tired of being boring and while I don’t agree
with deception, I understand her reasoning behind it. Robert
made me smile. He loved Jenny/Jasmine and his hurt at her
deception became my hurt. I agonized when he and Jenny were
working through their problems so much that I could not stop
reading this book.
When She Was Bad is first
and foremost a romance and a very well-written one at that. I
quite simply thought it was the perfect read for me at the
time. It was sensual, funny, and even made me cry. Thumbs up
on Cindy Kirk’s When She Was Bad!