by Maureen Child

October 2001
ISBN: 0-373-76325-5
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Mass Market Paperback

The main part of this story takes place during a hurricane. Karen finds herself rescued by marine Sam Paretti. He is the last person she wants to be stranded with as she'd walked out on him five months previous, despite the fact that they were so much in love. Sam is still baffled by the fact that she gave no reason for leaving him.

Being stranded with someone you love while refusing to admit you do can't be easy! While Kate found it really tough, Sam found it impossible. Every move she made attracted him.

This story is packed with sexual tension between Kate and Sam and it isn't long before they give in to their feelings but Kate still refuses to take their relationship any further.

Though this, at first, seems to be a flimsy storyline, it is far from that. The reason behind her refusal to commit herself to Sam emerges during the storm and it is a hard one for Sam to see a way around. The way he sets out to solve this problem makes a good read.

Sam is a lovely man, tough on the surface but tender with Kate.

Kate is a woman who can hide her feelings behind a cool exterior but underneath is a passionate lady.

The secondary characters in the book, Bill and his very pregnant wife Joanne, are a good contrast to the main characters and add to the story in their own right.

Maureen Child knows the Marine way of life very well and gives a good insight into it in this story.

I enjoyed this book as a good light read; though the book is quite short at just 184 pages. I give it a four star rating. In my opinion this looks to be an exciting series to read, so look out for the Bachelor Battalion.

Reviewed in December 2001 by Mary.

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