Doctorate in hand, Jane Ann Summers is ready to return to the South Seas paradise of her youth, when the director of the institute—her mother—drops a bomb. She cannot return until she experiences more of life…a social life. Determined to waste no time, Jane searches for a shortcut and discovers the 1Night Stand dating service. A single night with geologist Dr. Lukas Gerard, and she can go home and get on with her fascinating study of world weather trends. The only question is whether to have sex with him…after all, it would be her first, and maybe only, time. Lukas’s own field of study has shown him some alarming trends. He believes a killer earthquake may rattle the western half of the United States in the near future. In preparation, he converts an abandoned gold mine to a secret bunker, loaded with supplies and all the comforts of home. Only thing he needs now is company in his hideaway. Unsure how to find the right companion, he turns to 1Night Stand, but neither he nor Jane are prepared for the sudden impact of one of Madame Eve’s connections. One night teaches them there is more to life than science…for both of them.
Review: Virgin Under Ground takes you deep into a completely different world. Pun intended as the hero, who I’d describe as a sexy, Dr. and Prepper, lives underground. I loved the heroine. Unlike her name suggests. Dr. Jane Anne Summers is anything but plain! With an interesting background, lineage, and delightful personality, she’s easy to root for. I wanted her to have everything she dreamed of, and enjoyed her journey to unexpected places. Ms. Richards does an excellent job of informing, intriguing, and enchanting in this short story.
Dr. Sexy Prepper, Lukas is a bag of mystery and intelligence with a healthy dose of hotness. The scruffy faced long haired brunette with electric blue eyes holds two degrees and a tendency to be sweet and strong at the same time that has you swooning by the end of the book. Afraid to reveal his identity as a Prepper with a doomsday like theory he turns to One Night Stand to find him a woman who’ll fit in his world. What he gets is far more than he bargained for.
This delightfully different tale is a mixture, of sweet, smart, and sexy that’ll satisfy any book nerds cravings