3 stars and a half

Category Romance Review: Cheap Thrills by Tiffany White

Cheap Thrills, Tiffany White, Harlequin, 1990, cover artist unknown

Harlequin Temptation #318

3 1/2 stars

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

The Story

At the beginning of Tiffany White’s category romance Cheap Thrills, the hero Crew Harper is working this side gig as a window-washer when he becomes an accidental peeping Tom. Transfixed, can only stare as sees a woman enter an office. She undresses, and he’s shocked at what’s revealed: yes, her gorgeous body, but with a delightful secret butterfly tattoo on her pert, peachy derriere. That’s right, I do read “The Daily Mail” on occasion!

After the woman changes her clothes and leaves, Crew sees a man come into her office and rifle through her desk. How outrageous! How dare this man invade a woman’s privacy?

I think it’s kind of funny how rapidly times have moved. Alexa, the heroine, has a small butterfly tattoo on her butt, and the hero acts as if it’s the naughtiest little secret a woman can keep. It’s amazing how quickly social norms change, as this was written in 1990.

Anyhow, Crew makes his way into Alexa’s life, to help her out, of course. He has to let her know that there’s a weirdo on the prowl for her. To Crew’s surprise, Alexa is not the free-spirited woman he expected to meet, but rather restrained. That’s alright, Crew has plenty of charm to carry this book, as he’s full of wit and humor. And sexiness, did I mention his sexiness? Lots of that here.

Final Analysis of Cheap Thrills

Harlequin Temptation #218, aka Cheap Thrills, is a sexy little read, where not much happens, but the characters are interesting enough to keep it engaging. I liked it just about the same as the other Tiffany White book I read, Forbidden Fantasy. This is a short, silly romance, and the original cover appropriately shows how this story ends, happily ever after, as it should.

Reviewed by: Introvert Reader

3 replies »

  1. Thanks, Introvert Reader. I can’t help but notice an irony in the premise of this novel.

    The hero is determined to protect the heroine from a stalker. And how does he know about the threat? Because he’s stalking her! 😁

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