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BY THE BOOK

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Although fans of the Jamesville series will like this tale, the dialogue is very slow, even mundane, and the characters are boring. Touted as a contemporary romantic suspense novel, it’s better suited to the erotica category, except the “sensual” parts read more like a how-to manual.

An antiquarian who deals in rare books, Amanda Barrington comes to Jamesville to start a new life. Her mentor has passed away and she wants a fresh start in a new town. Jonah Sutter is back in Jamesville after 15 years in the Army’s Special Forces, and has no idea that he’s about to meet a woman who’ll engage him in every way. The calm and down-to-earth Amanda is left completely tongue-tied when the sexiest man she’s ever seen comes into her shop to fix the faulty wiring. Jonah, working as an electrician, isn’t into long-term relationships, but when a break-in occurs at Amanda’s house and she receives threatening phone calls, he’s unable to leave the curvy redhead’s side. Worse, he’s falling in love with her while trying to solve a mystery and stop a potential killer. (SAMHAIN, Sep. ‘10, 212 pp., $14.00)
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Amy Lignor