September 8, 2010

For the Love of Romance

Summer is almost over and along with it the days spent on the beach. Being a blond who burns easily I do not spend to many daylight hours laying on a beach. On Sanibel, if you walk in the early morning, you will find many shells. In the evening nothing is better than putting you feet up with a book after dinner. I enjoy a drink make, blend Cranberry Pomegranate Juice and ice, then top with seltzer water. These Philsners make a excellent presentation, for company I will add a mint leaf on top.

Now for a book?

I can recommend

Die for Me: Vartanian Family # 1 by Karen Rose


The first victim is found in a snow-covered Philadelphia field. Detective Vito Ciccotelli enlists the aid of archaeologist Sophie Johannsen to determine exactly what lies beneath the frozen ground. Despite years of unearthing things long buried, nothing can prepare Sophie for the matrix of graves dug with chilling precision. The victims buried there haunt her. But the empty graves terrify her-the killer isn't done yet.


He is cold and calculating, the master of a twisted game. Even with Vito and Sophie hot on his trail, he will not stop. One more empty grave must be filled, and one last scream must be heard-the scream of an archaeologist who is too close for comfort and too near to resist...


Anther book I can recommend.

A Kiss to Remember by Teresa Medeiros


Laura Fairleigh needs a husband. If she is to keep a roof over her siblings' heads, the prim rector's daughter must wed by her twenty-first birthday. When she finds a mysterious stranger with the face of an angel and the body of Adonis unconscious in the forest and with no memory of his name or his past, she decides to claim him for her own. Little does she know that her fallen angel is really the devil in disguise.

Sterling Harlow, the notorious rakehell known as the "Devil of Devonbrooke," awakens to the enchanting kiss of a lovely young woman who informs him he is her long-lost betrothed. With her sun-kissed cheeks and smattering of freckles, she looks every inch the innocent, but her curves possess a woman's allure. When she assures him he is the perfect gentleman, he wonders if he's lost his wits as well as his memory. He would have sworn he was not a man to be satisfied with mere kisses-especially from lips as sweet and luscious as Laura's.

As he attempts to uncover the truth before their wedding night, a kiss to remember ignites a passion neither of them will ever be able to forget....

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