PORT OF PARADISE
When her friend is almost killed, Hope Winston goes to Bari, Italy, to help run her English school. As bad things start to happen to Hope and those around her, she reluctantly turns to one of her students for help. Can Hope overcome her distaste and distrust for police to accept the help of the handsome, gentlemanly Franco Rivera?
The quintessential cop, Franco is strong, maddeningly masculine and expects to be obeyed in all matters. But Hope won't obey any man. He becomes obsessed with staking his claim, and she cannot tell him no.
Rice pens an engaging, suspenseful tale with a wonderful hero and some very hot, sexy love scenes. But there's little tension between the lovers as they find every opportunity for satisfying their desires. (dl $6.20)