Genre: Contemporary romance
Pages: Ebook, 53
Published: 2011 (2004)
Publisher: Carina Press
Source: My own shelf
After Agent Kendall Frasier’s partner is shot in “friendly fire” during a drug bust, she agrees to take a week’s vacation on a tropical island as part of her psychiatric evaluation. Sand, sun, sea—what could be better to help her work through her guilt? Even if the presence of the man responsible for the shooting, Agent Zane Vincent, seems counterproductive to her mental health. As Kendall gets to know Zane, and realizes he feels worse about what happened than she does, it becomes impossible to hate him. And their mutual attraction becomes impossible to deny.
Kendall and Zane soon agree to put the event that brought them together in the past—and spend the present exploring their most erotic desires. Do they have a future in the real world when their week in paradise is over?
This was a short and hot novella. Maybe I should take out that flashing sign I found that made that clear, cos yes, hot.
Since it is very short there is not much to say about it. Kendall and Zane comes to a wonderful island, not to have a vacation but to get a psych evaluation since they were involved in a shooting and her partner died. She feels sad and responsible, and Zane who pulled the trigger has stuff to deal with too. They really do not like each other, but that island is a paradise and they can’t help to feel lust.
So yes, they are like cats in heat. And then they spot each other and there is passion everywhere. But there is also something else growing.
Sure it all happened fast, but this is a novella, it has to. And it also felt real. It was a nice enough short story.
Maria Lucas: A Short Story in the Personages of Pride & Prejudice Collection by Jennifer Becton
Genre: Jane Austen Variation
Pages: 20, ebook
Source: I think it was a freebie from smashwords
After a great deal of romantic strife, Maria Lucas finds herself married to Mr. Jonas Card in a desperate attempt to extricate herself and her sister Charlotte from a dire financial situation. Mr. Card, however, truly loves Maria and has vowed to woo her. Alas, she views him only in friendly terms. But when it seems that Mr. Card’s feelings have changed, Maria sets out to discover why. And through a series of unexpected events, Mr. Card succeeds in wooing his wife without saying a word.
There is not much to say really since this story is really short.
Maria Lucas married but did not love her husband who tried to woe her. Now she has been sent away and she is sad. She tries to find out what is going on and doing that she falls in love with him, because perhaps she always was.
I did like the story because I always felt Maria should have a story too and here she got her HEA. Her husband was nice and I am sure they will be very happy together.
A fun short story about a minor character.