The night was hot,
but she was not. Yet something about the short, mousy girl in line
at the ice cream stand caught the attention of sexy millionaire playboy Daniel Barone
anyway, and he wasn't sorry when he spotted her a second time on that
sultry August evening in the crowd milling around Boston's Faneuil Hall
Phoebe Richards couldn't
believe that she, a librarian who lived a simple life filled with
romance novels and daydreams about daring, dashing heroes had actually met one of Boston's most eligible,
adventurous bachelors, not to mention one of the only truly chivalrous men left
in the world. Too bad he only wanted to be friends after rescuing
Phoebe from a perilous situation.
worked for me:
I adore puns, so I loved the rather apt title.
were wonderful: shy little Phoebe was very sweet, sexy Daniel just charmed
the heck out of me, and I would have gladly given Pheebs' surrogate mother
Leslie a high-five for taking our heroine to task over her tendency to put
There was a nice mix of drama and humor
in the story. The instance when Daniel and Phoebe cross
paths for the second time was absolutely priceless!
Phoebe was short and roundish. No mile-long legs and impossibly
perky bosoms on this gal!
What didn't work for me:
Jumping into the middle of a family series like "The Barones" is like
plunging into a soap opera five years after it debuts. There was a huge
amount of information on Daniel's background handed out in large lumps.
Fortunately this only happened in a couple of passages. The rest of
the time was focused on the budding relationship of Pheebs and Daniel, which
was of more interest to me.
A fun, sexy read! Fans of
"caterpillar to butterfly" or Cinderella stories should enjoy this one.
Be aware that there are some steamy scenes in this book.
If you liked "The Librarian's
Passionate Knight" you might also enjoy "Love
"Baby at His Convenience",
Lightning", "Suite Seduction",
"The Independent Bride",
"The Bridesmaid's Reward",
"His Seductive Revenge", "Carried
Away", "His E-mail Order Wife",
Course of True Love", "More to Love", "Runaway Bay", "Dear Cupid",
for Laura", "Spellbound", or "Sweet Memories".
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