|Title: Between the Sheets
Author: Robin Wells
# pages: 382
Date read: January, 2008
Review: It's a nightmare come true. Instead of continuing her lucrative career as a Butler, Emma Jamison suddenly finds herself having to pick up the shatters of her reputation, move away from her home, and start afresh in a small rural town after being at the wrong place at the wrong time means everybody thinks she's the girl who gave the president-elect a fatal heart-attack during an illicit sex-romp.
Unfortunately moving away changes nothing. Everybody is still convinced of her guilt, and as she has a phobia against TV cameras she can't even go public and defend herself... not like anybody would believe her anyway. The story is far too juicy for that.
However, when Emma falls for Max Duval, the local DA she knows something has to be done. Being with a public figure is the last thing she needs, and dating an alleged call-girl is the last thing he needs. If only they could find the girl who really was with the president-elect that night...
Between the Sheets is chick-lit of the best kind. The characters come alive in Robin Well's writing and you can't help but care for them all - from Emma's grandmother and her late-in-life-new-husband, who are both wonderfully eccentric, to Katie, the town hair-stylist who is the only person to believe Emma's innocence and helps bolster her up, with her no-nonsense ideas and quick wit and Max, the unlikely knight in shining armour.
As an all-around great story I had sever difficulties putting Between the Sheets down at night. I loved the romance between Emma and Max and seeing how his trust made her grow, but the best surprise of the story was the adorable love-story between Emma's grandmother and Max' grandfather. Love can happen at any age, and seeing Grams take care of yet another husband with Alzheimer was incredibly touching. A spunky old lady, she gives Emma the best description of love she could ever get: "When you love someone, their burdens are yours, and yours are theirs, and it's your heart's desire to help them any way you can." - Even by facing a panic-inducing TV-phobia to clear your name.