Book Review: The Honey Trap by Mary Jayne Baker

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Title - The Honey Trap
Author - Mary Jayne Baker
Publication Date - August 19th 2016
Publisher - HarperImpulse
Format - Kindle Edition
Pages - 340

Blurb
The trap is set - but which one of them is the bait?

Journalist Angel Blackthorne is looking for her next big scoop. When her sleazy editor asks her to use her charms on super successful - and married - film director Sebastian Wilchester for a juicy expose, Angel thinks what the hell? There's a staff job on the horizon, and, let's be honest, no one can make a cheater cheat if they don't want to, right?

After the scandal breaks, Angel tries to put the story - and Seb - behind her, but fate seems to have other ideas. A near miss at a premiere after-party and a shared love of vintage film brings the honey closer to the trap.

But what happens when pretence leads to passion, and a 'kiss and tell' becomes something real?

Review
The Honey Trap by Mary Jayne Baker was a deliciously saucy and sexy read, full to the brim with warmth, emotion and a little bit (a lot) of naughtiness thrown in for good measure! When I read the blurb for this novel, I knew it sounded right up my street and couldn't wait to see what Mary Jayne Baker had in store for me as it sounded like a barrel of flirtatious fun!

In The Honey Trap by Mary Jayne Baker, readers are introduced to journalist Angel Blackthorne. She is desperate to climb the career ladder, so when the opportunity to do so arises, Angel is eager to take the chance with both hands if it means she can widen her horizons job-wise, although she's a little unsure of what exactly her sleazy editor is asking of her. But what this opportunity involves is an attempt to snatch up the attentions of devilishly handsome film director, Sebastian Wilchester, by luring him into a trap, using only herself as the temptation. To Angel's surprise, it seems to work, but before she realises it, the "honey trap" is leading to much more than she'd originally anticipated.

There was a sultry sassiness to this story that I found completely and utterly addictive. While focusing on Angel's progression in her career throughout the novel, Baker ensured that there was still plenty of things chemistry-wise to look forward to. Peppered with sexual tension, excitement and frustrations, the author's spotlight on the rocky relationship between her heroine and hero was spot-on. I looked forward to each time Angel and Sebastian would meet, and found myself waiting with baited breath to see how each interaction would play out. Baker's style was humorous and witty, with a certain sort of warmth that allowed me to feel close to her characters in a way that had me caring about each of them. Not only was this a hotter-than-hot read with plenty of naughty scenes to whet your appetite, but there were also the themes of friendship to enjoy too. I was giggling through some parts thanks to Baker's wonderful sense of humour and couldn't wait to find out how this fantastic story would end.

Bursting at the seams with sexiness and hilarious shenanigans, The Honey Trap by Mary Jayne Baker was a sumptuously enticing read sparkling with the glitz and glamour of the movie world. From star struck to love and lust, it was entertaining in all of the best ways and I will certainly be keeping my eye out for the next novel from this author. Becca's Books is awarding The Honey Trap by Mary Jayne Baker with four of my bookish stars. Fabulously naughty, with plenty of emotion and heart. You'll be wrapped up completely within Angel's world.


About the author
Mary Jayne Baker grew up in rural West Yorkshire, right in the heart of Brontë country… and she's still there. After graduating from Durham University with a degree in English Literature in 2003, she dallied with living in cities including London, but eventually came back with her own romantic hero in tow to her beloved Dales.

She lives with him in a little house with four little cats and a little rabbit, writing stories about girls with flaws and the men who love them. You can usually find her there with either a pen, some knitting needles or a glass of wine in hand. She goes to work every day as a graphic designer for a magazine publisher, but secretly dreams of being a lighthouse keeper.

You can find Mary Jayne Baker on Facebook | Twitter | maryjaynebaker.co.uk

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