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UP CLOSE AND DANGEROUS
by Linda Howard

Genre: Romantic Suspense
Sensuality: HOT

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Bailey Wingate is not a typical widow. Her marriage was a business arrangement set up to keep her stepchildren from depleting their inheritances. Bailey knows her stepchildren hate her guts, but she never dreams they might try to kill her — until the plane crash.

Cameron Justice is ex-Air Force and co-owner of JandL Executive Air Limo. When their plane engine dies, Cameron manages to land, but then they're stuck on a snowy mountaintop, injured and with little food. The discovery that the plane was sabotaged drives them to survive, if only to wreak vengeance on their would-be murderer!

Survival is the name of the game in this rousing new adventure by superstar Howard. Personalities are stripped to the core as this man-against-the-elements tale unfolds. Howard never skimps on the romance or action while weaving in secondary plots regarding the search-and-rescue efforts. This is a book you will not put down!(July, 352 pp., $25.95)

Reviewed By: Jill M. Smith

Publisher: Ballantine

Published: July 2007

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Up Close and Dangerous

Submitted by Robin in PA on February 21, 2011 - 4:23pm.

When her husband dies and leaves Bailey Wingate in charge of her adult stepchildren's fortune, they are not happy with her believing she is a golddigger.  Bailey, who needs to get away from the continuing war with her stepchildren, leaves on a much needed vacation in Denver.  But when her small plane develops engine trouble, Pilot Cam Justice has to crash-land the aircraft in the Idaho mountains.  Stranded in the wilderness, Bailey and Cam must work side by side, trying to answer the questions of who tampered with the plan?  Who wants Bailey dead? And will they ever be rescued?

I was thoroughly entertained by this book.  Cam believed Bailey is a spoiled Ice Queen until she proves that there is more to her by saving his life.  Bailey doesn't like to have anyone get close to her...either physically or emotionally.  But she doesn't have much choice when she has to depend on another person and work together to stay alive.  My rating:  5 Stars.