Summertime and the livin' is . . . sexy...
This summer, the Puritan City is anything but. BEANTOWN
HEAT, an anthology of sensual romance, is made up of three
different, themed romances that sizzle. Three Boston College
staff members will have a summer they won't soon forget.
The Professor and Maryann
Maryann Lithgow has one more class standing between her and
the piece of paper that will get her the job at corporate -
the class she's been putting off for two years. She hates
everything about it - even her ho-hum professor. Whatever he
has that makes women go all silly certainly escapes Maryann.
That is, until she sees him through new eyes. Dr. Michael
Jamison, professor of English at Boston College lives for
the times that his students "get it" and pour themselves
into their writing. Sometimes, though, one particular
student becomes a problem. Maryann is that student. She's
balky and completely uninspired - and he wants her like he's
never wanted any woman before.
When she shows up on his doorstep, dressed to kill,
determined to provoke a response, things go from hot to
fiery. The promise of passion keeps them both on the edge of
combustion. Can they wait until class has ended? Will this
attraction last or will it fizzle before it flames?
Desiree Bishop has one huge problem. She needs someone to
fill a vacancy on the Board of Directors of her son's
foundation. If she doesn't find someone fast, her ex-husband
will take it. If that happens, the years of hard work to
overcome the obstacles he left her will be as nothing. The
only other option she has is to convince Ryan Magnussen to
take the position. And, in that case, the medicine may very
well be worse than the disease. BC's hockey coach, Ryan
Magnussen, has wanted Dee Bishop for a good twenty years.
And now, he has her right where he wants her. Needing him.
The only real problem with pushing his advantage and making
her live up to the deal she makes is that, if Ryan does
that, he's no better than the jerk she was married to. But
in order to retain a smidgen of integrity, he'll have to
rein in the ever increasing desire that neither of them can
Almost an Ingenue
Victoria Scott is on summer break from her position as
Professor of American History at Boston College. She's spent
the last four years, two months and twenty-two days raising
both a teenage daughter and an unexpected granddaughter.
She's past exhausted. At last, she has time to herself, time
to heal, time to recover. If that means spending time taking
in the sights -- particularly the hunky young man working on
the house next door, then, so be it. Bucky Buchanan
recognizes Victoria long before she recognizes him. She
doesn't look that much different than the twenty-year-old
next door who baby-sat him and his siblings that last
summer. And holy cow, does she look fine.
When Bucky's dog causes an accident which injures Victoria,
Bucky steps in to help. That's a big job when she's at the
end of her rope and he's so damned attracted to her he can't
stand it. Soon, though, the problem is about much more than
keeping their hands off each other.
BEANTOWN HEAT is a fun, flirty, romantic adventure, a
sensual novella collection that celebrates summer. It's
enough to make you want to head for Cape Cod in June. . . or
maybe even in November.