by Julie Elizabeth Leto

August 2003
ISBN: 0-373-79104-6
Reviewer Graphic Button Harlequin #100
Mass Market Paperback

The following items need to be on hand before you read Julie Leto’s latest Blaze, Up To No Good: a large glass containing your favorite iced beverage, and a fan. They are necessary because this book is so sexy that you are going to get hot flashes!

Former runaway Micki Carmichael has one more thing to do before starting her new life in Chicago. She has to get Danielle Stone, a younger woman who fled her loveless family, into drug rehab. Luckily, Danielle’s older brother, millionaire mogul Sebastian Stone, has made all of the arrangements. On their flight to Paris, Danielle prods Micki into revealing her secret fantasy...and then coerces Bas to make it come true!

The chemistry between Bas and Micki works on many levels. Both are survivors of less-than-ideal childhoods. Even though the Stones had all of the material wealth, they had no affection, let alone love, to give to their children. Micki rebelled against her strict grandmother’s rules, fleeing to a life on the streets. Her experiences did not harden Micki, though, instead they taught her the value of personal relationships, and she can see that underneath all of the success and power, Sebastian is still a lonely man, one who needs to be loved. Her heart melts as he shows her that true power in a relationship is about making the other person happy.

When this sexy, outrageous couple starts exploring their fantasies, watch out! Your blood pressure will rise along with the passion they ignite on every page. They are daring, provocative and inventive. This is not a book for the faint-hearted or shockable reader! It is truly a tightrope walk away from erotica or romantica, which is probably more accurate. Up To No Good is truly deserving the honor of being Blaze’s 100th book - it is the epitome of what this series is all about. It is a well-written book, with a strong plot and characterization, and a streak of sensuousness not often seen in traditional series romance. Bravo!

Reviewed in August 2003 by Paula.

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