Thursday, November 13, 2008

THE LAW OF DESIRE by Gwyneth Bolton

Oh, boy, I hope I'm not too sleepy to do this one justice. It's been a busy week and shows no sign of letting up! THE LAW OF DESIRE is the third novel in the Hightower series. PROTECT AND SERVE http://enduringromance.blogspot.com/2008/05/protect-and-serve-by-gwyneth-bolton.html was the first and MAKE IT HOT http://enduringromance.blogspot.com/2008/08/make-it-hot-by-gwyneth-bolton.html was the second. It's genetic in the Hightower family to be a cop or a fireman, which makes me wonder if there are any girl-cops or fire-women in the family tree? Well, there should be! Ahem, Gwyneth, are you reading?
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Life is on a high note for Minerva Athena Jones (yes, her mother had a thing for Greek mythology) at the story's start. She's just graduated college after working her butt off to pay for it herself. She's got a really proud big brother who throws her a party and brags to everyone that she's going back for her Master's. He loves her, helped raise her, and protected her from all the bad boys. But, Big Brother has a dark side. Although he's worked hard to keep Minerva out, he's in a gang. Minerva's days of celebrating are cut short when she discovers him dead, shot execution-style.
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Some friends get Minerva out of town, fearing she's next. She lands in the household of Timmy and Tommy McKnight who happen to be on the radar of a certain detective, Lawrence Hightower. He has no patience with lawbreakers, potential lawbreakers, or anyone associated with them, which pretty much rules out the entire population of these United States of America. For a girl like Minerva, however, he can convince himself to place her under surveillance just because she's so gosh-darn cute. Of course, he won't admit it to himself or anyone else.
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Minerva gets a harsh dose of reality when two thugs try to kidnap her. She's a tough girl and makes a break for it, but it's the ever-hovering Lawrence who drives the attackers away. Then, they get all huffy about her answering questions and not getting herself killed. He insists on escorting her home and it's a good thing too. For, they discover something which sends her straight into his protective and ever-loving arms.
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Will Minerva find the courage for full disclosure? Will the cynical Lawrence learn to trust a woman he knows isn't telling him the whole story?
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This novel is Highly Sensual, but Gwyneth's the Queen of such scenes. The violence wasn't anything more than you'd see on evening t.v. Although, I haven't watched evening t.v. since I got mommed over a decade ago, so what do I know?
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I don't read much Contemporary Romance at all. I prefer stories which take me far and away. However, the novels of Gwyneth Bolton are the exception. Learn more about her at http://gwynethbolton.com/

5 comments:

Gwyneth Bolton said...

Thanks so much for taking the time to read and review my work, Kimber An. I know you're a busy woman. So it means a lot that you've taken the time to write up this lovely review. Congrats on the request for your manuscript by the way! I'll be rooting for you and sending good thoughts into the universe. Have a great weekend!

Gwyneth

Kimber An said...

You're welcome, Gwyneth! Gorgeous cover art, by the way.
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Gwyneth Bolton said...

I forgot to say... That's a great idea about having some women cousins who are also called to the family tradition to protect, serve and love... Hmmmmm... I'll have to shake that family tree a bit. I'm sure there are some women fire fighters and cops in the family. ;-)

Gwyneth

Angelia... said...

Wonderful Review!

Blessings,
angelia

shelia said...

I love those Hightower men. Good job.