This book contains four stories. They are similar in that guy meets girl. Guy is gorgeous confirmed bachelor, but when he meets her, he is immediately smitten and desires only her. He wants to protect her and take care of her. She is fragile, wounded or weak in some way. He patiently woos her and brings her out of it. By the end, they get together and he wants to have children with her. As Amazon reviewer Susy Notwen recently commented to me "(some) novels are meant to be like ice cream sundaes; sweet, somewhat filling with a little too much whipped cream --- but whoever disses too much whipped cream? --- We all need a little excess in our lives." So, if a reader is in the mood for a Susy-style ice cream sundae, this book should do it. Thank you Susy, I loved your thoughts.
Unfortunately, I've been spoiled with a lot of great writing (as I define it), so I look for that. I'm not looking for ice cream. Therefore, my ratings may be lower than some readers like.
3.5 stars for TANGLED IMAGES.
Nice characters. Nice plot. I enjoyed it even though it was predictable. Mack met Jessica in college two years ago. He has always desired her, but she snubbed him. She was attracted to him, but felt she was not desireable, and she felt he had too many other girlfriends. When they meet two years later, Mack learns she is divorced with a teenage daughter. He wins her over and loves her daughter as well.
Sexual language: mild. Number of sex scenes: one. Setting: Thomasville, Kentucky. Copyright: 2000. Genre: contemporary romance.
3 stars for TANGLED SHEETS.
Nice, sweet, pleasant story. Sophie is shy. She comes into Cole's bar every day after work. For seven months, Cole and Sophie have been attracted to each other but neither one says or does anything about it. Sophie tells Cole, her identical twin sister Shelly will be visiting. Shelly does not exist. Sophie dresses up as a sultry Shelly, and attempts to seduce Cole for one night of lust. My main problem was that I couldn't believe someone like Cole wouldn't ask Shelly out sometime during those seven months.
Sexual language: mild. Number of sex scenes: four. Setting: current day Thomasville, Kentucky. Copyright: 1999. Genre: contemporary romance.
2 stars for TANGLED DREAMS.
It was ok, but I don't recommend it. A couple hid some jewels in a house before they died. Now as ghosts, they want their heir, Allison, to have a passionate love with someone in order to find the jewels. She has desired Chase for a long time but he was never interested. The ghosts ignite his interest by causing him to read Allison's thoughts. Allison was too much of a shrinking-violet-type wimp for me. When Chase asked questions, she would mumble and mutter and not be direct. In one case, he said a harmful intruder was in the house. She denied it by saying it was probably a prankster, but she was wrong. The plot did not interest me.
Sexual language: moderate. Number of sex scenes: one. Setting: current day Thomasville, Kentucky. Copyright: 1999. Genre: contemporary fantasy romance.
2 stars for WILD.
Tamara was an orphan and was taken in by gypsy relatives whom she currently supports. Tamara runs a gypsy-style fortune telling store. She reads palms, makes astrology charts and intuits the future. Zane owns a computer store next door. Someone is breaking into her shop doing damage. Zane asks his cousin Joe to help protect her and uncover the problem. At times, there was too much pondering in the minds of Zane and Tamara. At times, I wanted it to be over.
Sexual language: strong. Number of sex scenes: five. Setting: current day Thomasville, Kentucky. Copyright: 2002. Genre: contemporary romance.