STROKES OF MIDNIGHT
This perfect New Year's story about hope regained and future promises, Strokes of Midnight (4.5) by Hope Tarr, is a winner. Erotic mystery author Becky learns that her sales are down and her editor isn't interested in her next book -- unless she co-writes it with Adam, the author of a male adventure series. Becky refuses, remembering his derogatory comments about romance writers. But when the two unknowingly share a night of passion, the situation changes. Fun -- chapters start with excerpts from their novel -- sparkling characters, well-developed emotion and first-rate writing make this a great story.