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

Sharon Curtis , Tom Curtis
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 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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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #226,470 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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26 of 27 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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13 of 13 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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8 of 8 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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6 of 6 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
5.0 out of 5 stars Memorable for a reason! July 23, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Back in the 80's, I read a lot of Loveswepts, and liked them much better than Harlequin Romances. I found them to be truly as their tagline described as "Love stories you'll never forget, by authors you'll always remember." I had my favorites, and to this day remember most of them. This book, "Lightning That Lingers" still stands as far and away the best of the lot. It was the sweetest love story I've ever read, and featured a couple I could relate to and root for. I was thrilled to find it for the Kindle. The mark of a good story is it's timelessness, and this one wears its age lightly. It wasn't that hard to return to an 80's mindset, in fact I found it refreshing. It is rather short, compared to others in the line, but that is due to the gifted team of Sharon and Tome Curtis. Not one word is wasted, and each one is evocative and weaves its magic. Looking forward to revisiting other favorites!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved it when I first read it when it came ...
I loved it when I first read it when it came out. Laura London wrote some of my favorite books of all time.
Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars The diamond in the tiara of the most talented romance team of the...
A new release of a classic contemporary romance written by the husband and wife writing team, Tom and Sharon Curtis. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Erotic Enchantments
4.0 out of 5 stars Campy 80's Fun
This is a fun read, if you're in the mood for a corny 80's romance. And when I say 80's, I mean the time period is extremely apparent. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Bookminx
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this book
Stripper and a librarian. This is one of my favorites. The Golden Touch--rock star and small town girl--is also amazing. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Rachel Graham
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic for a reason
I love all their stories, but their contemporaries are still my favorite. This is a long time favorite. So nice to have them all on ebook now.
Published 10 months ago by Jan Irving
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 13 months 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 14 months 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 14 months ago by TBGreads
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 14 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 14 months ago by MariaR
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