Book Review

by Nora Roberts

Genre: Romantic Suspense, General Romantic Suspense
Sensuality: HOT

2007 Romantic Intrigue Nominee

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No one does strong female characters better than Roberts. This gritty drama is filled with tense emotions and palpable danger, which add up to romantic suspense at its best. Roberts' talents put her in a class by herself!

Since being part of a hostage crisis as a child, police Lt. Phoebe MacNamara has shown the skills required to be a good hostage negotiator. Now,
as Savannah's top negotiator, Phoebe is called on to defuse dangerous situations.

Duncan Swift is an entrepreneur who witnesses Phoebe's skills firsthand when one of his employees threatens to jump
off a roof. More than intrigued, Duncan pursues Phoebe romantically.

As a single mother with complicated family burdens, Phoebe resists but is soon tempted by Duncan's charms. But their courtship is hampered when Phoebe becomes the target of a deadly tormentor. Used to being the strong one, she finds Duncan's physical and moral support a welcome change. Still, this opponent is not above using the innocent to punish Phoebe for her "sins." (PUTNAM, Jul., 480 pp., $26.95)

Reviewed By: Jill M. Smith

Publisher: Putnam

Published: July 2007

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