Julie Elizabeth Leto has to the one of the hottest writer in series romance. One of Harlequin Temptation's lead writers, she is strong on creating vivid characters, has a wicked sense of humour, but she is so steamy when she comes to interaction between her characters. She is super at creating steamy tension, but there is little need for tension on her newest book. It's all steam!!
The leads were lovers before, but both were career-minded so they had little needs of solid relationship. However, he soon wanted more, to move beyond an affair toward marriage, but she panicked and ran.
But life has come a calling on Sydney "Slow Burn" Colburn. All her girlfriends have gotten married, so she is now the only bachelorette. She had her newest book finally reach number one on the New York Bestsellers list, life was as she wanted it - and oh so very hallow. After a few days of soul searching and a little prodding from Cassie (from What's Your Pleasure), she figures out needs more substance in her life and when she thought of more she thought of Adam Brody, the man who wanted a life with her.
After she panicked and ran from him before, she came back six weeks later to tell him she agreed they had something special and she was willing to take the chance, only to find Adam gone. His business was sold, his condo was sold and no one knew where to find him. But Sydney was not about to let a little thing like that to slow her down. She gets her fiend who is a private eye to track Adam down.
What she finds when she confronts him is confusing. Adam is not longer the brilliant architect, he is a construction worker, building custom doll houses for his sister's business.
Worse, he claims he does not remember Sydney. Outside of a bruised ego, Sydney knows she is unforgettable being the baddest of the bad girls, so she knows something is very wrong. She quickly learns Adam was nearly killed. The night she ran from him, he was out jogging trying to work off his anger because Sydney left, when he was hit from behind by a hit and run driver. It has taken him a year to reclaim his life, learn to walk and live again. And he knows, while this woman intrigues him, he has nothing to offer her now.
But Sydney never liked the word no, so she is not going to let a blank memory slow her down. Also, Sydney holds key information about Adam's accident. She was there when the messenger came to pick up Adam's blueprints - blueprints the courier service claims were never picked up. So she agrees to help Adam to find out what really happened the night someone tried to murder him to cover the theft of his blue prints.
Julie once again, gives you a super read with characters that leap off the pages. She is absolutely one of the best and creating such intensely captivating characters, that makes you care about them.