Monday, November 24, 2008

2008 Book 101: Temperatures Rising

Book #:101

Book Title:Temperatures Rising

Author:Sandra Brown


Pub. Date:1989 (original); 2006 (my version)


Started:November 23, 2008

Finished:November 24, 2008

Time to Read:2 Days

Back Cover / Inside Flap:"Darkly handsome with an arrogant edge, architectural engineer Scout Ritland is the kind of American man who spells trouble. Chantal duPont should know, for she has experienced the best and worst of the country and its people - including one who broke her heart. Yet here she is, home on sultry Parrish Island, putting herself in the way of another bold Yankee. This time, however, it's for a good cause: Scout is the one man who can help her village, and she's not about to let him get the better of her - no matter how much she may want to.

Fresh from completing his work on the island's new luxury resort, Scout's ready for a little recreation - though being kidnapped and shot isn't on his agenda. But when he catches sight of an exotic beauty with electric blue eyes, events quickly spin out of control. Scout should be outraged to find himself held captive, but an abductor as alluring as Chantal makes it hard to stay angry.

Soon Scout is swept up by Chantal's need to help her people - and the role he is to play in her ambitious plan. With each passing day, the work and the woman present him with challenges he could never find at home. But as the project progresses, intrigue and adventure burn hotter than the island's volcano - and two people who have met their match in each other face a future that could tear them apart."

Review:I'm a fan of Sandra Brown - of the Sandra Brown, that is, who wrote Fat Tuesday and Hello Darkness. Those books are mostly suspense with a bit of romance thrown in. Funny, witty characters with a few steamy scenes.

Temperatures Rising is a distinct departure from this. This book is mostly romance with a bit of porn thrown in. Seriously! My step-mother-in-law tried to pick it up while I was reading it and I about died of shame. Interesting characters, interesting use of Stockholm syndrome, beautiful setting, porn. That about sums it up. If you like porn on paper, get a copy!

If you have read or are planning to read this book, please make sure to stop back by and leave me a comment to let me know your own thoughts!

From my library to yours,


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