Saturday, July 08, 2006

A HARD MAN TO LOVE - Delicious!

If you love sizzling hot erotic romance, you need to get your hands on this book. Who wouldn't want it for the cover alone? I've read one earlier release by Ms. Lawless, TABOO, which reminded me a bit of Robin Schone and Diane Whiteside's erotic writings, and I enjoyed it very much. I have her last release, UNTAMED, in my TBR stack and am hopeful for the opportunity to read it soon. I've provided a website link below - maybe you'll take a minute to go look around - if nothing else, go look at her beautiful covers.
Below is my Romance Junkies review for A HARD MAN TO LOVE:
When a beautiful widow hires a professional gambler to run her ailing ranch/spa, she soon wonders if she is the one who has gambled . . . with her heart.
Widow Montana Blackstone has struggled to keep her ranch afloat, deciding to open an exclusive spa on the property for high-paying guests. Her mother in law hires former gambler Steele Hardt to bring the ranch back to life. After she and Steele have a heated disagreement, Montana immediately fires him, but the attraction between them has already been struck and they’re both helpless against it. Montana is excited at the way the spa is coming together, but when she learns that she has been deceived about the true reason behind Steele’s appearance, she brokenheartedly orders him to leave.
When Steele and Montana first meet, they immediately become lovers, and their affair continues to heat up from that point. Steele knows that if Montana finds out the truth she will send him away, but he is willing to risk it for the chance to be with her. The unthinkable happens when Steele falls in love with Montana; about the same time he realizes that he loves her, she discovers the secret behind his employment and demands that he leave.
Kathleen Lawless has written a real keeper with A HARD MAN TO LOVE. Montana and Steele are excellently written as fiercely independent characters that come to heavily rely upon one another. Montana has struggled for her independence and to keep her ranch in the black; it’s only natural that she would buck against Steele’s smooth, seductive nature, as a businessman and as a lover. Love scenes are passionately erotic while remaining romantic and sweet, and the author delves deep into the emotional insecurities that make these characters seem very real. The secondary characters are equally well-written and are a wonderful complement to the story. I highly recommend this book for lovers of contemporary, erotic love stories.


Judy F said...

Great Review Laurie. It was an smoking HOT story

Stacy~ said...

Gosh if the hottie on the cover wasn't enough, you have to go and make this story sound soooo good. I love the hot stuff. Thanx Laurie girl.