"very entertaining romance with a book within a book"
Shane McNamara is an author famous for his Texas West
series with Dare Calder, a gunslinger who travels from
town to town and woman to woman. Devin James is an author
famous for her Scarlet Garter series, featuring a town
filled with upstanding citizens the main one being Rose
Coltraine. Of course, some editor has the brilliant idea
to have the two authors collaborate on a book featuring
Rose and Dare. Shane and Devin work together like oil and
water; they are total opposites. Their animosity brings
their characters to life, and Dare and Rose "help" by
writing parts of the book. Shane and Devin blame each
other for the parts added by Rose and Dare, because they
are supposed to agree on each part together. Will Shane
and Devin ever be able to finish the book and realize that
they are meant for each other?
CALDER'S ROSE was a very entertaining romance that
contained a slight paranormal aspect. It had the
interesting premise of a book within a book, and I greatly
enjoyed the interaction between the characters. I found
some of the scenes that didn't end in sex very sensual,
and when the couple finally consummated their feelings, it
was very hot. If you are looking for a humorous read with
great characters, give CALDER'S ROSE a try.
Reviewed by Marlene Breakfield
Posted June 6, 2003
Dare Calder is the kind of rough-riding, fast-shooting hero
who will never let himself be saddled with just one woman.
Unfortunately, Shane McNamara has agreed to co-write the
next book in his Texas West series, and his collaborator is
a curvaceous temptress who makes it mighty hard for a man
to stick to his guns. Devin isn't sure which is more
dangerous, the Old West or the come-and-get-it look in
Shane's eyes. As they corral their characters into
courtin', Devin swears she'll leave Shane free to roam the
range. But with their face-off more likely to come at
midnight than high noon, she realizes no one can prevent a
happy ending for their story.