THE RELUCTANT NUDE
This is a truly wonderful plot that offers readers something fresh in the romance world. The concept of an artist and muse is extremely interesting, and the author has done an incredible job with the nuances of romance.
Donald Forrester wants to build a strip mall where Fallon Frost’s late foster mother lived. But he offers to leave the property alone if she will pose nude for a sculpture that will reside in his collection. So Fallon heads to Nova Scotia to pose for the sculptor, Max Emery. Expecting to find an elderly artist who will simply get the job done, Fallon is beyond surprised when she arrives at the studio to find a sexy, well-built man. She refuses to tell him why she wants the sculpture and leaves the reason up to his imagination. As the work progresses, the two become closer. Soon Max is unwilling to finish, not wanting another man to look upon Fallon’s beautiful form. Fallon is stuck between a burgeoning romance and the only way to save her family’s home from the wrecking ball. (SAMHAIN, Mar., 232 pp., $14.00)