"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.


Calder's Rose
by Kate Angell

Love Spell
April 1, 2003
ISBN #0505525321
320 pages
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