Author: Lori Foster
First published on June 1st 1995 by Harlequin
Grade school teacher Carlie McDaniels trades in her frumpiness for the look of an exotic harem girl, at least for one costume party. So long, spinsterhood—and hello tall, dark and handsome Tyler Ramsey….
Even after the best night of their lives, Tyler hasn't guessed the identity of his harem hottie…and Carlie plans on keeping him in the dark. After all, a gorgeous guy like Tyler would never fall for his smart-talking best friend. And Carlie's not sure she wants to know what would happen if he ever unveiled the naked truth!
Impetuous is one of Lori Foster’s early works. Early on you can see she had talent. Impetuous was a quick read and very enjoyable. I was able to read it in one sitting. I liked the mystery woman scenario, although I could never understand how anyone could not know who someone was when they have just a mask on. But this is fiction, right? Tyler is your typical gorgeous guy who isn’t sure what he’s looking for, he just knows that what he has had so far in the way of women isn’t satisfying him any more. Carlie is the frumpy best friend who most men wouldn’t give a second glance. Having been hurt and had her self esteem demolished, she hides herself in ugly clothes, glasses and her work. I enjoyed the friendship that develops between Tyler and Carlie. I was rooting for their HEA in the end. I find that the HEAs that come after the couple finds friendship first are the most believable.
If you missed this early work by Ms. Foster, pick it up. I know you’ll love it!