Book Review

by Michele Albert

Genre: Contemporary Romance, General Contemporary Romance

2002 Best Contemporary Romance Nominee

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P.I. Diana Belmaine is very good at what she does. She specializes in recovering stolen antiquities, art and heirlooms. Out
of the blue, an attorney for multimillionaire Steve Carmichael approaches Diana with an unusual job. It seems a very rare and valuable antiquity was stolen from Mr. Carmichael's gallery during a party. Because of the sensitive nature of this object, Mr. Carmichael doesn't want to involve the police; he just wants to recover the small Egyptian alabaster box.

From the moment Diana meets archaeology professor Dr. Jack Austin, she suspects he is her man. But why would Jack steal from the benefactor who is funding his excavation at Tikukul? Jack, who has been featured in People magazine, is a handsome, sexy and exciting adventurer. From the moment they meet, Diana and Jack engage in a duel of wits and sexual tension.

Once before, Diana made the mistake of trusting a man who turned out to be a thief. She has no intention of falling for Jack, but despite her hard-headed practicality, her heart and her hormones don't seem to be listening.

Whoa, boy! Author Michele Albert (aka Michele Jerrott) outdoes herself with this sexy, sassy and exciting book. The chemistry between Diana and Jack is palpable, and the touch of intrigue gives this book a zesty edge. (Oct., 384 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed By: Jill M. Smith

Publisher: Avon

Published: October 2002

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4 Stars

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Getting Her Man

Submitted by Robin in PA on April 26, 2011 - 4:50pm.

Private Investigator Diana Belmaine is searching for a thief.  A priceless piece of art has been stolen.  The hunt leads her to Dr. Jack Austin, an archeology professor who is a pillar of the community...and also guilty as sin.  Jack is used to living on the edge and is drawn to beautiful Diana who could expose his secret and ruin his reputation.  He should keep his distance, but she is a risk he can't resist.

This story started off slow but I'm glad I stuck with it.  I really liked Jack.  This book had me wondering how the author was going to get him out of the mess he got himself into.  Diana was an interesting heroine.  She had been burned once before by a man who used her for illegal gains and she was going to make sure it didn't happen again.  My rating:  4 Stars.