Swan’s novel packs in plenty of suspense and heat, with a slight touch of the paranormal. Although the main characters are somewhat inconsistent in their reactions, and the event that triggered Teague’s paranormal powers is not fully explained, most people will be able to overlook this and still find Fever an entertaining read. Additionally, the team of friends and family, who come together to save the day and exonerate Teague, are an interesting and well-written set of characters.
Convicted murderer Teague Creek is in the prison wing of a hospital, desperate to escape and find his daughter. He takes Dr. Alyssa Foster hostage and uses her to break free. But the spark between them leads to unexpected complications, for Alyssa, who is drawn to this man with nothing to lose, and for Teague, who realizes he actually does: Alyssa. What’s more, it’s not just the police who are after Teague now. As they are tracked by undercover operatives, Alyssa becomes convinced that Teague is innocent and their mutual attraction produces almost as much heat as Teague’s unusual powers. (BRAVA, Mar., 352 pp., $14.00)