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  • Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Avon (March 28, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060734833
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060734831
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 1 x 6.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,226,777 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Reader Queen on June 14, 2006
Format: Mass Market Paperback
The best thing about this book is the cover. That's the only reason I bought it. It would make a good beach or vacation read because parts of it are amusing and simply because you can always stop reading and stare at the cover for a minute or three. However, the story does not live up to the potential of the cover.

This is the story of an Alpha male cop, Taylor and a female doctor, Claire. Her best friend and his brother are married. Taylor and Claire slept together at the wedding, but Claire ran out on him the next morning because: she was scared, he was too hot for her and obviously had lots of women, her father was a cop and was killed in the line of duty, her twin brother was a cop and is now in a wheel chair, she doesn't want to have anything to do with cops. Take your pick or choose them all. Eight months later they are together again because Claire's aunt is dating a suspect in an investigation that Taylor and his brother are involved in and Claire is experiencing some unexplainable near fatal accidents and is herself friends with a person of questionable character.

This book has been described as a light suspense humorous romance and it is, with an emphasis on light. I didn't find Claire very engaging. I thought for a supposedly highly educated intelligent woman her reasons for not just running out on Taylor, but then refusing to have anything else to do with him, until her life was in danger, weak. I did like Taylor's character and the fact that he'd only had sex with one other woman besides Claire, his ex-wife. That was endearing. Over all however, I found the attraction between Taylor and Claire to be based on lust, they just needed to get it out of their system.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Elaine C McTyer VINE VOICE on April 13, 2006
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Dr. Claire Hunter has had feelings for Taylor McKennitt since her best friend's wedding, but she is determined not to fall for a policeman. Both her father and her brother were damaged on the job. Her father was killed and her brother will never walk again. There could be other men in her life but no one makes her feel like he does. What's a girl to do?

Taylor knows how he feels about claire, and somehow he intends to get past the chip on her shoulder. In the last yr he has not been able to forget her.

Now Claire's aunt is engaged to a man the Port Henry PD is investigating. And Claire has a new admirer of her own. Betsy, Taylor's sister in law is about to give birth and her husband, Soldier, is a little distracted. When everything that can go wrong goes wrong, A little love and attention can go a long way towards unraveling the mystery surrounding Claire and her family.

I thought it was a charming read, it held my attention, and even the puns and plays on words, at the begining of each chapter were cute.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Sherry R. Mays on June 24, 2006
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I liked this book almost as much as the first book (Damsel in this Dress - Betsy and Soldier's story). This book is about Taylor and Claire. You feel like you know the characters and you really like them. The dialog is witty, intelligent, snappy and makes you want to be as "quick on your feet" with the comebacks as they are. Funny, romantic, quick read. I'm still smiling. Highly recommend both books, although Damsel is the better read of the two. Is there a book in the works for Officer Winslow? Seems like a waste of a good-looking man....
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Harriet Klausner #1 HALL OF FAME on March 29, 2006
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In Port Henry, Washington Dr. Claire Hunter is heading back to Seattle when someone forces her off the road. The next she knows a cop takes her in as she suffered a head injury and her purse with her license and other items were stolen; a bottle of open alcohol is inside her vehicle. The cop takes her to the station though she is not drunk. She mentions knowing Detective McKennitt so the cops send for him. However, the wrong McKennitt shows up as she expected Soldier wed to her best friend, but instead got his brother Taylor, whom she made love with eight months ago before Claire ran back home fearing her feelings especially for a cop.

Taylor forces Claire to stay in his home over night to insure she is safe. He believes that her assault is tied to her beloved Aunt Sadie's fiancé Mortimer of Mortimer Mortuary, who he and his brother believe is involved in illegal activities. This time Taylor will not let her run away as he insures she is safe from everyone but his assault on her heart.

Marianne Stillings returns to Port Henry for the third time (see MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL and Soldier's story THE DAMSEL IN THIS DRESS) with another wonderful police procedural romance. The delightful story line contains two people in love, but one of them refuses to acknowledge that veracity while also battling against a dangerous enemy. The return of characters from the previous tales add to the overall depth of this plot, but this tale stands alone. Readers will appreciate this fine romantic suspense.

Harriet Klausner
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Tracy Vest VINE VOICE on June 13, 2007
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Detective Taylor McKennitt is on a stake out watching the woman of his fantasies who just eight months ago shared his bed for a night then fled in the early dawn. Dr. Claire Hunter has an aversion to men in blue - her father died in the line of duty and her brother was permanently disabled when he too was felled by a bullet. Her Aunt Sadie is keeping company with the local undertaker, who might be involved in a ring of medical profiteers. When Claire is the victim of some strange accidents, Taylor won't let her say no to his protection. Can two people obviously in love with each other iron out their differences while dodging bullets and bad guys?

Stillings follow up to the hysterical "Damsel in this Dress" was a bit of a let down. Aunt Sadie left Hollywood 20 years ago, yet all her memories of Tinseltown sound like they occurred 30 years prior to that. Rampant with cheesy dialog from just about every movie imaginable, and an annoying parrot that recites that dialog wears thin very quickly. Missing was the witty banter (but there was plenty of steam). Though well written, it was pretty predictable and just an okay story, which translates to a bit of a disappointment for this reader. But she is still three for three for funny book titles.
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