"Last Winston Brother tale is Wildly Sexy and Zaney"
A long last a story for the fourth and last of those sexy
Zane Winston had done his royal best to avoid the family
curse that had felled his three brothers. When Cole had
been caught, well okay Cole had done the seeking, Zane had
figured it was just time for the much older brother who'd
raised him, to settle down. When Chase, nine years Cole's
junior, got bitten by the love bug, Zane theorized about a
curse. When his youngest brother Mack married and acquired
an instant family, Zane was sure of it.
Not him, no way! Zane was the wild one, at least as wild as
a Winston could be, given Cole's boyhood lectures about
respecting woman. Oh yeah, Zane had taken them to heart,
but he really didn't have to pursue women. They pursued
him, and just to make sure they didn't get the wrong idea,
he rarely dated them more than once. He was determined to
enjoy the all of the freedom a single life had to offer.
He shouldn't have been surprised when Tamara, his petite
dark-haired, dark-eyed, gypsy neighbor, told him point
blank that she wanted him, but it knocked him for a loop.
He'd turned her down, heck she wasn't even his type, so why
can't he get her out of his mind now? For that matter why
has she been invading his dreams for weeks now? Is it a
gypsy curse or the Winston's? He'd better find out.
Tamara Tremayne had long been attracted to Zane, not that
he'd noticed. But then she'd acquired a journal in a box
she'd purchased from an estate sale. The journal had
contained the memoirs and erotic advice of a woman who had
been truly enlightened about desires. She'd decided to act
on that advice when she approached Zane. She wanted him,
heck every other woman in town had had him, why not her?
Why not one memorable fling before she left town? But he'd
turned her down flat. She'd gone home dejected, but then
comes a knock on the door.
When her door opens to reveal a sweet, green-eyed, blond,
Zane is pretty sure it's the Winston curse at work after
all. He'd been attracted to the exotic looking gypsy, but
somehow her look had always seemed wrong on her. Oh yeah,
now he's hooked, but she's insistent that all she wants
with him is sex. After all she's in the process of selling
her building and moving.
Tamara had been orphaned young, and unlike the rest of her
gypsy relations she had always craved stability. Her aunts
and an uncle had raised her. Now that they were getting on
in years, she'd decided to return the favor by supporting
them with her New Age shop. They were the one's who had
decided that her very ungypsy looks just wouldn't do. She'd
loved her business and hadn't wanted to move, but someone
had been breaking into her building, frightening her, and
causing all kinds of damage, stressing her financially,
until she had no other choice but to cut her losses and
Zane is determined to solve all her problems, keep her in
town, AND explore Tamara's journal further. When both a
Winston's hormones and protective instincts kick in, look
out! Little does either know that their special journal may
be the key to everything that has been happening to her.
WILD is fraught with humor, from Tamara's zany relatives,
to Zane's interfering ones. Like the previous three stories
it is very sensual, but the love that underlies their
steamy encounters is what really melts the heart. I would
say that WILD is a fitting conclusion to the Winston
series, however Zane had the great wisdom to contact his
cousin Joe, to help him catch the criminal and keep Tamara
safe. If anything cousin Joe is worse than Zane had ever
been, sexy and even more determined to stay unwed. Who
knows? There may be a story in store for him! I hope so.
Copyright © 2002
Reviewed by Leslie Tramposch
Posted March 24, 2002