by Kate Douglas

July 2004
ISBN: 1-59632-002-8
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Annmarie Weston is a clothes designer who owns her own small shop. Right when she has landed quite an important contract, the building next door is bought and remodelation work starts. To her chagrin, the construction crew has quite a share of hunky workers, and the girls working in her shop begin to get so distracted (staring out the window) that she risks not being able to meet the deadline set by her new client. The worse part is that every time the temperature rises, the guys take their shirts off … and pretty soon even she gets lured into the quite enticing view…

Nick Marone has just purchased the building across the street from Annmarie’s. He did notice Annmarie from the get-go, and he is set on getting to know his new neighbor… the fact that she seems so disturbed and annoyed by him and his crew just entices him further.

Kate Douglas’ 68 & Climbing is a delightful and extremely sexy contemporary romance. The scenario involving the hunky construction workers is the stuff that fantasies are made of. I couldn’t help but fall in love with Nick. He is a delectable alpha that has the reader panting from the second he makes his appearance on the book. Annmarie is a career woman. Despite the fact that she comes from old money, she is determined to be successful on her own merits, of course, that single-mindedness of hers only makes her an even more attractive target for Nick. The plot moves quickly and despite the fact that it is almost a full-length book, by the time you realize it, the story is over. 68 & Climbing is not an overtly complex read and as such, will appeal to those of you seeking a light, sexy, and charming romance. I certainly recommend it.

Reviewed in December 2004 by Mireya.

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