by Jane Sullivan

November 2001
ISBN: 0-373-25954-9
Reviewer Graphic Button Harlequin #854
Mass Market Paperback

Watch out November's Harlequin Temptation release brings you One Hot Texan a Jane Sullivan not just funny but scorching hot. Turn on your fans and take out the ice cubes, she's done it! Jane Sullivan has surpassed her previous Harlequin books with an ease that is mesmerizing. Liking her already, she now has moved to the list of my automatic reads.

Jane Sullivan's departure from Harlequin Duets and her foray into Harlequin Temptation doesn't mean the readers have to miss out on her much-loved humor, but with her latest the readers should prepare themselves for a humor that is now risky, sassy and seductive.

Cole MacCallum promised himself never to return to Coldwater, Texas. Now he has to. Completely ruined by his business partner he needs to claim his grandmother's inheritance to get back on his feet. The problem though is to do so he needs to fulfill certain terms that require him to get married and live on his grandmother's farm for six months. But where is he to find such a woman that is willing to marry him on his terms? Having left it to the last minute he has only the local hot spot left. Lucky him, he gets propositioned by plain Virginia White to whom a dance leads to her first kiss and the kiss to disaster.

You can't help but care for Jane Sullivan's characters especially when they start out as innocent, naive and clueless as Virginia White. Having lived to the age of 23 without ever being kissed or touched by a guy, it comes as no surprise that her first kiss has her puking.

Interesting of course is that not only does the readers misjudge her at first but so does Cole, thinking she might just do as a temporary wife. Too bad for him, he gets more than he bargained for.

Virginia turns out to be one very determined woman, knowing what she wants and under which terms she is gonna get it. She might be curious and willing to enter a sexual relationship, but not without love, no matter how much she is attracted to Cole. I admired her for that and loved it that Jane Sullivan didn't find it necessary to have her change her looks or her attitude to attract Cole and have him fall for her.

One Hot Texan is hot but also very tender, prepare yourself for the cozy warmth of understanding, acceptance and friendship flaring up in scorching and passionate heat of desire, interspersed with giggles and cheers. If you haven't tried her yet, make sure to read Jane Sullivan's One Hot Texan. You won't regret it.

Reviewed in November 2001 by Kris Alice.

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