Date: July 2003
Reviewed: Mass Market Paperback
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Romance / Contemporary / Series romance
934 (American Heroes)
Kauffman is a master at bringing characters to life. Usually with
a few pages, there is an intimate, emotional connection between
her readers and her characters. Sean is no different. In this case,
any single, working woman will identify with Laurel and wish for
a Sean of their own.
Sean Gannon analyzes his single status
while attending his brother's wedding. Sean is good looking, in
good health and has a steady, not to mention, impressive job with
the US Marshal Services. He enjoys being with women, but is often
distracted by his job. Maybe that's his problem; he has yet to meet
a woman who is able to distract him completely. Lucky for Sean,
he is heading to the US Virgin Islands for a little work and hopefully
a lot of feminine distraction.
Judicial Court Judge, Laurel Patrick is part of the Patrick judicial
dynasty. She has worked hard for her position and made the Patricks'
proud. But her true desire is to fall in love, marry, have kids,
stay at home, and help her local community. After being in a negative
relationship and taking her work far too seriously, Laurel is given
a trip to the Virgin Islands. Laurel is looking forward to a lot
of R&R and possibly a little male distraction.
to the say these two meet in paradise and the physical attraction
is inevitable. Steam permeates the pages as these two connect, but
the casual delights end suddenly when Laurel leaves. Sean, unable
to forget her, eventually follows. Laurel has proven she can take
care of herself, but this situation is taking its toll. Sean, being
the observant Deputy, knows something is wrong and investigates.
Laurel's Knight-in-shining armor stands before her at the ready,
but will she let him save her?