Date: March 2004
Reviewed: Advanced Reader Copy
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Contemporary Romance / African American
By J.M. Jeffries
years ago, Marine Major Derek Lange crossed a line he shouldn't
have - he slept with his mentor's daughter. Fighting his feelings
for her, based on his guilt of her only being nineteen and just
starting her life, he leaves her high and dry, never looking back.
Who knew that seven years later, he would get himself into a position
even more awkward than before?
Hathaway can make men insane with a smile, and she knows it, but
her heart, unfortunately was taken by someone else seven years ago.
That hasn't stopped her from becoming one kick-butt diva. Using
the superficial model act as a cover for her real job as a spy for
the CIA, Raven has brought down some of the biggest bad boys in
the world just by a wink and a smile. Now, she's focused on bringing
down another baddy, a sheik who is bent on destroying the world
though he values a good Texas steak and American woman as much as
he does his money. There's only one thing that could go wrong, and
thanks to the guy who dropped her like a sack of rotten potatoes,
that one thing happens. Now both of them are in extreme danger,
stuck in the middle of nowhere, and no one knows where they are,
to be able to save them.
Derek and Raven make it out alive? Will their sudden fateful fall
into each other's arms be a clue that they need to give each other
Jeffries is a collaborating team of Jackie Hamilton and Miriam Pace.
I have always been a huge fan of theirs and will always treasure
each book I receive of theirs. This one is no exception. It's a
story chock-full of smart-aleck humor and steamy moments between
Derek and Raven. I LOVE Raven Hathaway's style. Her high-maintenance
model image somehow meshes so well with her tough spy chic attitude
like Gucci shoes with a Prada bag. It is an African-American centered
book with some scenes that may be a little too steamy for some.
I definitely recommend this book.