"A hot read for the summer"
OVERLOAD by Linda Howard (originally published in 1993)
Elizabeth Major has her own interior design business in a
sleek office building in downtown Dallas. Across the hall
Tom Quinlan runs a Private Investigation office. Tom and
Elizabeth had a passionate relationship not too long ago
until Elizabeth suddenly cut it off for no apparent reason.
One hot day in midsummer, they get stranded, alone
together, from a severe blackout, trapping them within the
building. They cannot resist the fire between them, so they
indulge it. But can their passion for each other overcome
the secrets keeping them apart? Or is there a chance beyond
this one night together, in the summer heat?
Ms. Howard weaves yet another intense tale for which she is
famous. This story is full of passion and sensuality. As
always, her characters are skillfully rendered. The sparks
between them fly off the page.
THE LEOPARD'S WOMAN by Linda Lael Miller (originally
published in 1992)
Olivia Stillwell is in Mexico, researching details for her
famous author uncle's next book. She is kidnapped and sold
to Esteban Ramirez, and is confined to his ranch. Olivia is
terrified of what she will be forced to do as his slave.
However, from the moment she looks into his eyes, that fear
slowly fades into fear of an entirely different kind. She
finds herself instead fearing losing herself, body and
soul, in his embrace.
Ms. Miller has written many a passionate tale, and this is
just one more. She manages to pack a lot of punch, and
plot, into this short novella. The characters are
intriguing, though they could stand to have a little more
dimension to them. In spite of that, this was another
pleasing read by her.
LONESOME RIDER by Heather Graham Pozzessere (originally
published in 1993)
Blade McKenna has but one desire...to avenge the horrible
murders of his wife and their unborn child, and his father.
Jessica Dylan is on a quest of her own. She only wishes to
head west to claim the land of her late husband's ranch.
From the moment these two meet on their entwined paths,
they are drawn to each other. When Jessica gambles herself
as the prize, and loses to Blade, they find it impossible
to resist each other.
Ms. Pozzessere is an extremely talented author, a fact that
is evident in this, one of her earlier works. The glimmer
of her future stardom is found on every page. Her
characters are beautifully created, and she delivers well
on an often used plotline, making it her own.
This book is a hot one, to be enjoyed in the peak of the
summer heat. Or perhaps, it should be saved for warming up
a cold winter's night. This is one to be enjoyed several
© Kelley A Hartsell, 2001. All rights reserved.
Courtesy Love Romances the Online Magazine
Posted September 3, 2001
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted November 19, 2006