by Lori Herter

January 2003
ISBN: 0-373-79074-0
Reviewer Graphic Button Harlequin #70
Mass Market Paperback

As much as I like the Blaze series line, this book does not quite measure up to my expectations. While it has the requisite sizzle, the plot and characters seem to be lacking. See what you think.

Josie Gray is a seismologist who has completely cut herself off from any type of passion or romance. She dresses conservatively and lives like a nun, all because her “first” time was not what she expected. She has discovered that her boss is involved in some shady activity directed at a competitor, and she quits, citing ethical reasons. She then makes the decision to come clean to the founder of the other company, who was injured in an accident at his plant. An accident that might have been planned.

Peter Brennan is not taking his business setback lightly. In fact, he is so worried about future repercussions that he has not told anyone that he has recovered from his injuries. Setting himself up as a target, working from home in a wheelchair, he is waiting for the saboteur’s next move. He is surprised when Josie reveals her suspicions about the accident, and decides that the best way to see if she is legit is to offer her a job, working with him at home.

This plotline becomes even more convoluted as the main characters interact. I think that the potentially strong love story gets lost in the threads and it all becomes a tangled mess. Check it out at the library or pick it up at the used-book store where you can return it for credit when you are finished.

Reviewed in January 2003 by Paula.

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