Created by Jayne Ann Krentz
JOSH JANUARY is
a rough-edged private eye who's getting a little tired of life
kicking him around, when he's hired by. Maggie Gladstone, an attractive
innkeeper who'd read far too many detective novels. It seems there've
been some strange goings-on at Maggie's charming bed and breakfast
-- just the sort of nothing case Josh needs at this point.
But things turn out to be a lot more complicated than Josh
suspected -- and the biggest complication of all may be sexy,
Yep, this is another romantic suspense novel from Harlequin,
although this one's from their slightly more risqué Temptation
line (# 377, to be exact) instead of the usual Intrigue imprint.
The extremely prolific Jayne Ann Krentz has written numerous
romance novels, and frequently appears on the New York Times bestsellers'
list, under both her own and her Amanda Quick and Jayne Castle
pseudonyms. In fact, back in the eighties, under the Castle pen
name, she wrote a series about Guinevere
Jones, who owns a temporary employment agency, and her
boyfriend Zach Justis, who runs a security/detective agency.
- "You're the most romantic thing that's ever happened
to me," Maggie whispered from the bed.
Josh grinned, looking every inch the hero. "You mean
I'm glad." He flipped off the wall switch, plunging
the room into intimate shadow. The light from the fire bathed
the bed in a soft golden glow.
Silhouetted in the firelight, Josh unfastened his jeans
and peeled then off. His eyes never left Maggie's as he kicked
off the briefs he wore underneath and walked to the bed.
Maggie gazed up at him, transfixed by the evidence of
his arousal. He wants me, she thought. The knowledge filled
her with sensual assurance and a glorious sense of her own power
as a woman. She held back the covers invitingly.
"I only came to your room for a good-night kiss,"
Maggie murmured as Josh slid in beside her.
"It's going to be one hell of a kiss. . .
(from The Private Eye)
Respectfully submitted by Kevin
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