Hello, and welcome back! Summer doesn't want to give up here: it's going to be hot and sticky again before the week is out, which means more inside time for me. I guess I'll be putting a bigger dent into the September review stack.
This time out, I have the latest from Jayne Castle, aka Jayne Ann Krentz, in her Harmony series: Dark Light (Jove). Sierra McIntyre knows her stories for the tabloid newspaper aren't taken seriously by anyone, but she knows, too, that there is something bad happening to the retired hunters who're down on their luck, and it's not just her reporting skills that lead her to that assumption, but good old-fashioned intuition. Nevertheless, when she goes to interview the new guild boss John Fontana, she doesn't expect to be taken seriously. She's really not expecting a marriage proposal from the sexy mystery man. But Fontana actually believes there's something going on, though perhaps not as wacky as some of the headlines on the paper she writes for, and it makes him think that Sierra needs protection. There's also the instant attraction between them when she arrives at his office that might make this Marriage of Convenience a little more interesting. When she's attacked on her way to their wedding, he knows for sure he's right, and he'll do whatever he can to keep her safe. And hey, if it means he gets to indulge that heavy-duty attraction they share, well, he's tough enough to handle it, right? Of course, he never expects anything more to come of it, besides some seriouly hot sex, because Sierra comes from a whole different background and couldn't possibly want to take on a man like him forever. He can't help but hope for more anyway. Castle/Krentz never disappoints with one of her tales, and this one is a definite keeper, a great addition to the Harmony world. Fontana is a fantastic hero, sexy and strong, and smart Sierra is more than a match for him. And, oh, I haven't even mentioned Elvis, her dust bunny, who is fantastic! I'm borrowing four of Cupid's five arrows for this one. The only thing I don't like is the wait for the next story in the series.
Until next time, happy reading!