[Siren Classic: Erotic Cowboys Romance, Contemporary]
Tanner Clinton plays along with his nephew, Jeremy, when the little tyke casts a spell on him over the phone. Believing he turned his uncle into Tom Thumb, Jeremy tells Tanner he needs to kiss a fairy princess and nuzzle her neck before he'll be six foot tall again.
While sipping a glass of wine, Camille Barton knows she's losing it big time when a two-inch naked man suddenly appears on her porch one evening. The wine is supposed to tamp down the anger brewing inside her system that her no good boyfriend caused, not make her hallucinate. The voice that vibrates from the tiny man is rich and seductive. Camille wishes that deep irresistible voice accompanied a normal-sized man instead of one the size of Tom Thumb. When the man asks her if she can put him up for the night, Camille figures she's already a case for the psychiatric journals, so why not?
And when she wakes up in the morning with a six foot hunk of burning love...
A Siren Erotic Romance
5 ROSES: "I loved this whimsical version of Tom Thumb. It captured my attention and my sense of humor. I loved the fact that Tanner humors his nephew or at least he thinks so. A thoroughly enjoyable read and one that I highly recommend. Have something to cool you off nearby cause this one is hot. Ms. Burnett thanks for an enjoyable evening curled up with a book." -- Robin S., My Book Cravings
5 ANGELS: "I am amazed at how well this short story is written. It takes readers into a world of cowboys, spicy sexual scenes and characters you will fall in love with. Throw in an ex-boyfriend, some steamy sexual escapades and you have a hit on your hands. I am off to go find more of Sage Burnett books as this is one that is in my keeper shelf. I love her cowboy stories as the characters are well developed with a plot that makes you enjoy the book even more." -- Wendi, Fallen Angel Reviews
4.5 BLUE RIBBONS: "How fun! I've never read an adult fairy tale before but the blurb for Under Tanner's Thumb really appealed to me so I thought I'd give it a try and thoroughly enjoyed this tale. The storyline is whimsical yet has just enough realism that you can imagine something like this happening and you're able to relate to the characters. Tanner's relationship with his nephew endeared him to me right off the bat. There's something so sexy about a man who really cares about the kids in his life. I loved Camille's rage over being stood up and her confusion over Tanner's appearance. There's no doubt they make a wonderful couple. It just took a little spell by a five-year-old to bring them together. Beautifully done Ms. Burnett! I definitely won't be overlooking adult fairy tales in the future." -- Chrissy Dionne, Romance Junkies
4.5 FLAGS: "Sage Burnett put a new sexy spin on an old fairy tale and made it a love story. From two inches to six feet with a kiss and a nuzzle? Better than eye of newt or dragon scale potions. Definitely worth the read." -- Melisa, Euro-Reviews
4 STARS/Orgasmic: "A revision of the classic tale of Tom Thumb, Under Tanner's Thumb delivers the sexy twist just for the adult reader. It's short, sweet and sexy - not to mention cute! Camille and Tanner are adorable in their confusion and attraction and sexy hot in their passionate encounters. They're both very likeable in their normalcy, and endearing when faced with the extraordinary. There's nothing heavy about the story - it is pure fantastical fun! The sex was both romantic and erotic, and there's nothing like two attractive people coming together to make a happily ever after. The story was evenly paced, well-written, and the lightness of the plot made it a pleasure to read. If it was a printed book, it's definitely beach worthy!" -- Ginny Kon, Just Erotic Romance Reviews
4 STARS: "Under Tanner's Thumb is a unique twist on the Tom Thumb fairy tale. In this version Tanner is only two inches until he meets his fairy princess and kisses her. But after the spell is broken, will Tanner and Camille be able to live happily ever after?" -- Racine, Ecataromance
"Under Tanner's Thumb is a delightful tale of the magic of love. Sexy Tanner finds Camille is just his type of woman. Camille finds Tanner is not like the losers she has dated before. Sage Burnett has created a funny and very sensual romp between the sheets that I enjoyed. I look forward to reading more in the future." -- Rosemary, Joyfully Reviewed
Camille Barton sat on her back porch, listening to the creak of the ancient wooden rocking chair as she sipped her wine. The cool, April night air soothed the anger still brewing inside of her. Of course, the red wine helped, too. Another one bites the dust.
Stood up again. How many times did that make for her now? Todd Wilson would never set foot inside her house again or in her bed for that matter. She was certain of that after the message she’d left on his answering machine an hour ago. No more dangling by her fingertips from a cliff waiting for him to show up for their dates. One of these years, she might learn.
Ready to take another sip of wine, she nearly leaped out of her skin at the sound of a deep, masculine voice.
“Do you think you could help me, lady?”
Her eyes quickly scanned her backyard. The porch light over her head only illuminated so far into the yard. Springing up from the rocker, she walked to the edge of the porch and searched for the source of that deep, husky voice.
“Careful. You damned near stepped on me.”
“Look down by your left foot.”
Bullets of fear shot through her at the bizarre request and the fact she couldn’t see the man. Since she hadn’t even finished her first glass of wine yet, there was no way she was falling down drunk. Besides, she didn’t do falling down drunk. The bulb near the door afforded enough light for her to see the entire porch clearly. Goose bumps popped out on her flesh, but that could be because she didn’t have on a jacket. Her instincts warned her to bolt inside the house and quick, but when she heard that seductive male voice again...
“Can you please just look down?”
The masculine voice held a richness to it, reminding her of a decadent two layer dark chocolate cake. Sucking in a deep breath, she slowly lowered her eyes.
“Ohmigod!” She jumped back, and the wine glass slipped from her fingers, shattering into a dozen pieces across the porch boards.
“Jesus, you could have killed me.”
Staring down at the tiny creature standing on her porch, she couldn’t believe what she was seeing. Camille blinked and shook her head simultaneously. She’d skipped dinner because Todd was supposed to have taken her out to dinner. Still, there was no way that one glass of wine could make her hallucinate.
She blinked several more times more to make sure her eyes weren’t playing tricks on her. Sure enough, a tiny naked man about two inches tall, hands resting on his hips, stood near her left foot, staring up at her.
“You wouldn’t happen to be a fairy princess would you?” he said.
“Come again?” Good lord, was she really talking to a two-inch naked man? It had been a long day at work, not to mention the disappointing and anger filled evening. But still...
“I need to be kissed by a fairy princess,” he paused. “Oh yeah, and I have to nuzzle her neck, too, so I can grow back to my regular size...”
Tanner felt a shapely, warm female rump pressed against his dick. What a dream. He slipped his hand over a soft hip until his fingers tangled in crisp, curly pubic hair. A soft lock of hair tickled his nose, and he lowered his head and nipped at the nape of her neck. A sleepy, womanly sigh fell from her lips.
As his fingers trailed lowered, barely grazing her clit, the woman in his dream let go with a scream so loud and piercing he was damned near positive both of his eardrums had just been busted.
With the scream still echoing inside his head, an elbow jabbed him hard in the ribs. “Shit.”
The woman kicked and clawed at the blankets before she tumbled out of bed, landing on the floor with a thud. Tanner quickly scooted to the edge and looked down at her. He’d never had a woman kick and claw her way out of bed before. “Are you okay?”
“Okay?” Her eyes widened in fear and shock. “You’re asking if I’m okay?”
Her voice had only lowered a few decibels. Damn, she was a screamer. Her hazel eyes glowed with fear as she stared up at him. Her glossy, mahogany colored hair was tangled around her face, while her lips, which looked like they had a permanent pout to them, were pressed together in a tight line. “Yeah. Are you okay?” He held out a hand to her, but she shrank back from him. Frowning, Tanner let his hand drop.
She looked fine to him as his gaze took in her small, but firm breasts with rosy, hardened nipples. Sitting on her butt, her hips were slightly spread, showing her pubic hair where his fingers had lingered just a few minutes ago. He’d been hard, when she’d let go with that wild scream but he was even harder now.
“You were two inches tall last night.” The tone of her voice bordered on hysteria.
His frown deepened, wondering what kind of woman he’d gotten involved with. His brain struggled to get a hold of the situation, but his head felt all scratchy like it was stuffed full of straw. “I don’t think so.”
“Don’t you play with me.” She scrambled into a kneeling position.
What a pose. Obviously unaware of her nakedness, she waved her hand in front of her, making her breasts jiggle. “Just go away.”
“Why don’t you come back to bed,” Tanner coaxed, “and we’ll talk about this?”