07/09/2013 --Overall Rating = 3 StarsBook Cover / Book Blurb / Book Title = 4 / 4 / 3 = 3.5 StarsWriter’s Voice = 3.5 StarsCharacter Development = 2 StarsStory Appreciation = 3 StarsWorth the Chili = 5 Stars [$0.99 on Amazon]Two things I need to say immediately:1 -- I'm not a huge fan of short stories.2 -- I really, seriously like this author.Escorted was one of my fabulous freebies for the year. I enjoyed it tremendously. When I got the chance to read a short continuation of this story, I jumped at the chance.DO NOT READ THIS BOOK WITHOUT READING Escorted. You won't get it, will be confused which would be a shame. This does not stand-alone.It was okay, but it was too short [you just knew I would say this??], and it lacked character development. It assumes you immediately read Escorted just prior to this story. I had to really try to remember details of Escorted I read 6 months or so ago and about 100 books ago. Tough.There were many intimate smexy scenes, almost too much for this format. Saying this, they were very well done.I'm glad I read it. I'm glad I got the opportunity to read it from the publisher via an ARC on Netgalley. This is my impartial, honest review.Happy Reading!