by Stephanie Bond

August 2003 Reissue
ISBN: 0-373-18518-9
Reviewer Graphic Button Harlequin
Mass Market Paperback

Three of Ms. Bond’s reader-favorite stories have been reissued and put in this one volume, with the appropriate title Lovestruck --- where love strikes right out of the blue and the characters never see it coming!

1997’s Irresistable has an enchanting heroine, Ellie Sutherland, who is in dire straits. She agrees to participate in a scientific study on the affect of pheromones. Needing the money, and not expecting much to come from it, Ellie is quite unprepared for the immediate reaction of every man she meets; especially attorney Mark Blackwell. Falling for him, Ellie is left worrying that once the effects of the pheromones experiment wears off, Mark won’t feel the same about her anymore. This is a delightful story, with humor and a very happy ending.

1998’s Kids Is A 4-Letter Word, interior decorator Jo Montgomery isn’t prepared to walk into her client’s house and find a babysitter tied up and the children running wild. When the rescued babysitter runs for her life, Jo is left alone with the kids --- soon wishing she had run when she had the chance too! But when the father of the children returns home, Jo is glad she stayed. John Sterling is hunky, sexy, and --- in desperate need of a permanent sitter for his adorable brood. When Jo agrees to the crazy plan to be a mother to the kids, events go into full swing. This is an endearing, loveable story, with that ‘feel-good’ ending.

1998’s Wife Is A 4-Letter Word is this reviewer’s favorite of the three. Pamela Kaminski is an accident-prone heroine who has been unlucky in love because all that men see is her sexy physical attributes. When jilted groom Alan Parish decides to invite her (as a friend) on the ‘honeymoon-that-won’t-be’, she never suspects that her love life is about to change --- for the better. Alan is just as unsuspecting as Pamela, and despite her constant ‘accidents’, Alan finds himself forgetting all about the bride he lost and instead focuses on the woman who stirs him like no other. A very fun, humorous, passionate love story that will no doubt be kept on many readers’ shelves as a ‘keeper’.

Reviewed in November 2003 by Kari.

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