Reviewed by: Carole Coonrod
Stormy Challenge opens with the heroine, Leya Brandon, vacationing in an inn on the Oregon coast. She has come there to think about a contract that her brother wants her to sign. This contract will hire a consultant, C. Tremayne, to teach her brother how to run the company the two of them have inherited from their father. Unfortunately, it will also give the consultant a lot of power within the company, as well as a chunk of it at the end of the contract. Leya, being an older sister, isn't sure this is the right thing to do.
Enter a second visitor to the inn, sent by Leya's brother to discuss the contract with her and get her to sign it. The two are very attracted to one another. Court Gannon and Leya spend quite a bit of their time together and by the second evening, Leya decides to sign the contract and then mails it.
Early the next morning, she calls her brother to tell him the good news and that's when she finds out! Court Gannon isn't Court Gannon at all, he's Court Tremayne. Her feeling of betrayal is strong.
During the course of the story, Court and Leya will go through a number of situations, getting themselves into trouble with words. They are finally able to get together when each resorts to a non-verbal method of communicating - her with her block of company stock and him with a pair of emerald earrings. Both let the hero and heroine communicate via their actions until both are sure that love is what holds them together.
I really enjoyed this book. The hero and heroine are wonderful examples of JAK characters and her fans will enjoy watching them discover one another. Good reading!