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Lightning that Lingers: A Loveswept Classic Romance [Kindle Edition]

Sharon Curtis , Tom Curtis
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

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Book Description

From Sharon and Tom Curtis, one of the most celebrated writing duos in romance, comes a sizzling story of unexpected attraction—as sparks fly between a shy librarian and a sexy dancer.
Philip Brooks is a man with a passion for biology, wildlife, and restoring his old family home—all of which add up to a pile of bills that require attention. Moonlighting as the Cougar Club’s hottest dancer is a job, nothing more, nothing less—until lovely Jennifer Hamilton nearly faints during one of his shows. Her sweet innocence tugs at his heart and makes him painfully aware of his longing for the kind of love a woman as perfect and real as Jennifer can offer.
Watching her most secret fantasy come to life on the dance floor is almost more than Jennifer can bear. Now, the sexiest man she’s ever met is near enough to hold. For a shy, bookish lady with little experience in the romance department, life feels as if it’s spinning out of control—and not in the direction, or with the kind of man, she ever imagined. Can she believe in the passion Philip ignites and take a chance on a dance that could last a lifetime?

Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from these Loveswept titles: Remember the Time, The Vow, This Fierce Splendor, The Baron, Tall, Dark, and Lonesome, Dream Lover, and Legends. 

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About the Author

Tom and Sharon Curtis, a husband and wife writing team, have received numerous accolades for their classic regency romances. In addition to their many historical romances, the couple has written several contemporary romance novels under the name of Robin James.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1362 KB
  • Print Length: 182 pages
  • Publisher: Loveswept (August 8, 2011)
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00589AY0E
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #108,128 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Stripper and the Librarian February 25, 2000
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Once in a great while, a book comes along in the stream of tired, overworked romance series that blows away all hint of catagory: This is such a book. A strait-laced librarian, who supercedes the stereotype, falls in love with a male stripper who is both more and less than he seems. There is nothing superficial about this book. The story is told with a tenderness and honesty that made this jaded reader squirm uncomfortably, laugh, and cry. If you can find a copy of this book, get it.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Best Single Category Romance Ever Written (A+ Grade) December 30, 2002
Format:Mass Market Paperback
The Loveswept Line was a treat for romance lovers. Many well know authors have come out of this line and it is a shame that it is no longer around. Lighnting That Lingers could possibly be the best book to ever come out as a single category romance.
This books is very sweet and telling of human nature and what we see is not necessarily what we get.
Jennifer is a very shy librarian who has just started out on her own. One night her co-workers go out for a night on the town. They go to a strip club where they salivate over stripper Philip. Jenny is just plain embarrassed by the whole situation, which Philip senses, but tries to help her enjoy herself by offering her a little kiss.
Philip is not only a stipper. He is from a very old school family upbringing, has a love for animals and is very very lonely. He needs money and the only way he knows how is to strip for it. He sees Jenny again in town and knows there is something special about her. Perhaps she can help erase his loneliness?
The Curtis duo have written Jenny and Philip in a beautiful way. Philip is described as drop dead gorgeous whereas Jenny is a little plain but also cute. Philip handles her like one of his baby owls. Jenny in turn allows herself to accept what Philipis offering.
These are just two people trying to find their place in life. Hopefully Jenny can get past Philip's job so they can build a life together.
Philip is a true gentleman in every sense and Jenny maybe a little nieve but when she is with Philip, she shines.
For adults and teens alike, this book will "Linger" long after you have finished.


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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Still One of the Best July 7, 2004
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This was one of the first romance novels I ever read, and these many years later (and after many, many re-reads), it is still one of the funniest and sweetest of all the romances! Tom and Sharon had a winning team and I can honestly recommend all of their books--buy them if you can--but this was my "first love" and still has the power to enchant and entrance!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Classic and Beautifully Written Romance August 8, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
When her friends suggested a night out at the popular Cougar Club, shy and timid librarian Jennifer Hamilton thought it would be fun and exciting. She had no idea just what sort of club it was until she stepped into the place and saw some of the merchandise sold in the gift shop. Any lingering illusions were dashed when the show started and the male dancer started stripping down to nothing. Fainting from the horrified embarrassment was a serious risk, especially when the one man who had caught her eye when she first sat down, a man she thought was a classically beautiful specimen of manhood...but just the sound man, turns out to be the headline act. Mortified and nearly undone when he tries to get a kiss from her as part of his stage show, Jennifer rebuffs his advances and struggles to make it through the traumatic evening.

Phillip Brooks was irresistibly drawn to the timid woman with the large, helpless eyes. He didn't know her name, didn't know where she lived, but among a sea of clamoring women, she was like an oasis of purity and that lure filled him with a deep desire to have her in his bed. It was pure happenstance that their paths crossed again mere days after the night he saw her at the club. Either that, or very good luck. Finding out her name and where she worked gave him every opportunity to pursue the desire and yearning that filled him from the moment their eyes met.

She is a unique and precious gift to a complex and guarded man, but their love may be doomed to failure. She is an innocent, and he, most assuredly, is not.

This Loveswept Classic Romance, originally published in 1983 and now being released in electronic format, is a beautifully written tale by writing pair Sharon & Tom Curtis. It is truly a gem in romance fiction.
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The most amazing Category Romance ever written!!!! January 8, 1998
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Format:Mass Market Paperback
Simply put...the most sensitive, amazing, funny, heartfelt and sexy romance I have ever read. I hear this one is on a lot of people's top 10 lists.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Shy Librarian meets the Male Stripper August 8, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
Lightening That Lingers by Sharon & Tom Curtis eISBN- 978-0-307-798824

A shy insecure librarian named Jennifer Hamilton ends up at the Cougar Club with her co-workers. A male strip club and she's the girl who escaped anything in school that involved sex or the body. She does notice the sound man though. A handsome man who's blue eyes connect with her a man who is the third dancer of the night and the star of the show.

Philip Brooks had a mansion and land, he was a Biologist and he had an owl and chicken for pets. To pay for everything he was a male stripper. He notices the brown eyed girl looking at him differently than any woman ever had. Not with the lust in her eyes but once he started dancing he seen her distaste.

Philip meets Jennifer again while she is doing a library fundraiser and they do get to know each other. He shows her the nature on his land and his pets. And as love grows between them he wonders how long before his job separates them.

There are some mild sexual situations in this book.

Book received through NetGalley for review
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Sharon and Tom Curtis, What a pair
A good mix of sexy and sentimental, and humorous. This pair never disappoint. If you remember the old commercial "Try it you'll like it".
Published 1 month ago by Christina Rudolph
5.0 out of 5 stars One of My Favorites!
I used to subscribe to Loveswept back in the late 80s and early 90s and opening the box and finding a book by Sharon and Tom Curtis made an ordinary day feel like Christmas. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Shann S.
5.0 out of 5 stars Blows everything else in this reissued Loveswept category line out of...
Lightning That Lingers #25 Sharon and Tom Curtis (Laura London)

Meetup: Shy librarian heroine visits male strip club, and he’s the star act. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Giulia Torre
3.0 out of 5 stars Didn't like it!
After reading only great reviews about this book I was totally enthusiastic when it arrived home. I am not an english mother-tongue (sorry about mistakes in the review! Read more
Published 2 months ago by Amelia
2.0 out of 5 stars Original and clever, but overwrought
original characters and settings but overdone at parts for modern sensibilities. Sweet leads and secondary characters, if somewhat implausible and dated.
Published 2 months ago by MariaR
4.0 out of 5 stars Definitely worth your time, a fun read
With only one exception that I can recall, I've loved every Sharon and Tom Curtis (aka Laura London, aka Robin James) book I've ever read. Read more
Published 4 months ago by K. L. Vosswinkel
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic that will sweep you off your feet!
This book is such a fun read. Wonderful depth of character development, writing technique is flawless, so descriptive the characters leap off the page. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Jeremy Kimble
1.0 out of 5 stars Not worth the money
Pretty ordinary storyine and writing - don't waste your money. Has the usuals - instant attractiton, death defying scene, happy ever after - oops... sorry for spoiling the ending!
Published 5 months ago by Deanne77
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Language Beautiful Characters
The flow of sensitive, beautiful words, were a thrill to read. I enjoyed the lovely characters and also learning about the wildlife that we can never know too much about. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Nancy J. Houck
1.0 out of 5 stars regretful purchase
I am not sure why I bought this, as the sample hinted at the awkward dialog and flat characters that were to come. Read more
Published 6 months ago by surlyrabbit
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