CAUGHT IN THE CROSSFIRE
Jared Crenshaw makes a living working on oil rigs around the globe, and he has more than lived up to his reputation as a major flirt. One look at Lindsay Russell and he sets out to seduce her. Just as Lindsay's about to slip out from under her politician father's controlling thumb, he manages to pull her back in. When Lindsay and Jared get caught in a compromising position, they allow themselves to be forced into a shotgun wedding. A farfetched premise for this day and age could almost work, but Annette Broadrick skips around so much in the timeline that it gets distracting. Just when the end seems imminent, there's a whole chapter to go filled with e-mail correspondence between the couple. Caught in the Crossfire (2) doesn't deliver any real conflict until the final pages.