BRIEF ENCOUNTERS
by Suzanne Forster

September 2003
ISBN: 0-373-79105-4
Reviewer Graphic Button Harlequin #101
Mass Market Paperback
Rating:



To say I adored this book is an understatement. Okay, so I like the quick hot reads that the Blaze novels offer, and have whiled away many a pleasant hour lost in the travails of the lovers between the covers.


But Suzanne Forsterís tale just about blew me away!


Swan McKenna is into menís underwear. Designing it, that is. Well, someone has to do it, and Swan does it very successfully. Struggling to make a name for their company, Swan and her partner have scheduled a very important launch party and left in the lurch to handle things by herself, Swan is desperately trying to audition runway models.


Rob Gaines is an FBI agent on a mission. Heís after a long-time foe, and senses this might just be the chance for him to fulfil his quest. Especially since his ďtargetĒ has an accomplice, and that accomplice might just be Ms. Swan McKenna.


The first couple of chapters in this book had me howling! While the case of mistaken identity might be predictable, the way Ms. Forster handles it is not! Instead of being merely amusing, itís incredibly arousing, sexy, hysterically funny and sets the tone for the whole novel. Swan is a superb heroine, a woman caught in an impossible situation and tumbling headlong into love and major lust with an impossible man.


The depth that both Rob and Swan exhibit as the novel progresses lifts this story out of the realm of a ďcute readĒ and into someplace else where their thoughts, their histories, their emotions and their fears all come into play. Iíve enjoyed many of Ms. Forsterís novels, and she certainly brings her intensity to this one. It held me captivated until the very last page, not only with the taut plot, but with all the characters, who came vividly to life and refused to let me put it down. Itís been a while since Iíve read a book in one sitting. This one wouldnít let me go. Donít miss it Ė itís simply fabulous.


Reviewed in September 2003 by Celia.

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