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Product Details

  • Series: Silhouette Desire (Book 1686)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Silhouette (October 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0373766866
  • ISBN-13: 978-0373766864
  • Product Dimensions: 6.7 x 4.2 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,979,059 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Soon after joining Romance Writers of America, USA Today bestselling author Heidi Betts's writing began to garner attention, including placing in the esteemed Golden Heart competition three years in a row. The recipient of numerous awards and stellar reviews, Heidi's books combine believable characters with compelling plotlines, and are consistently described as "delightful," "sizzling," and "wonderfully witty."

For news, fun, and information about upcoming books, visit Heidi online at HeidiBetts.com.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By M. Nix on April 21, 2006
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Gwen Thomas is fed up! Being a quiet librarian, Gwen barely noticed when life passed her by and is stunned to realize that she's 31, and has never truly experienced life at all. When she wakes up on the day of her birthday she takes a good look at herself and realizes that all she is missing is a houseful of cats to make her the stereotypical old maid. With this stunning realization she calls into work, shocking her boss, and sets out to change...everything. Armed with a new hair color, style and new clothes she heads to the local club, The Hot Spot. Ethan Banks, the owner of The Hot Spot, is intrigued the moment he sees Gwen, there is just something different about her. When she gets in over her head with a lounge lizard, he rescues her and before long Gwen asks Ethan to be her birthday present. After a night of passion Gwen sneaks out before Ethan wakes, leaving him to try and find her, determined to see her again. Gwen is convinced that a man like Ethan would never truly want to be with a woman who is in reality a mousy librarian, especially since she hasn't been exactly truthful with him about herself in an effort to seem more exciting and worldly. Can a relationship that started as just one steamy night evolve into something lasting?

When The Lights Go Down started out smoking hot and the pages never stopped burning! Ethan is truly too delicious for words and Gwen is a heroine that quickly steals your heart. For a short serial romance, Heidi Betts has given Gwen and Ethan a rich emotional intensity. I have fallen in love with Heidi Betts's Silhouette Desire's and would be hard pressed to choose a favorite but in all honesty When The Lights Go Down would definitely be among the top!

Melissa

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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By SuzyQ on October 10, 2005
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Back Cover: Today is Gwen Thomas's 31st birthday. She's given herself T-minus 24 hours to change her life.

8:00 a.m.: Call out sick from library.

8:01 a.m.: Scour phone book for Emergency Beauty Technicians.

10:00 - Noon: Hair. Goodbye, mousy. Hello, auburn.

Noon - 5:00 p.m.: Nails. Makeup. Clothes. Be bold!

10:00 p.m.: Arrive at The Hot Spot. Pretend you've gone clubbing before.

11:00 p.m.: Fight polyester lizard's advances - and the disappointment of a failed mission.

11:30 p.m.: Revel in being rescued by Ethan Banks. Don't let the sexy club owner's chivalry prevent mission completion.

When the lights go down: Lose virginity...finally.

In the light of a new day, something had indeed changed for Gwen: She was in over her head....

Ethan Banks is about to change shy librarian, Gwen Thomas's life by ridding her of her unwanted virginity and introducing her to sexual pleasure - or is she about to change his life? Ethan is the perfect person for Gwen's mission - he is a sophisticated man who owns a nightclub, has had a string of casual sexual relationships with equally sophisticated party girls, so he knows the score. Gwen is sure he'd never want to see her again, so she doesn't see any harm in stretching the truth a little bit about who she is and what she does. She's shocked when he spots her on the sidewalk and follows her back to her apartment, determinted to see her again. She wants to believe that he will still want to be with her once he knows just how boring her real life really is, but how can she explain to him that everything he knows about her is a lie? This is a really good book - the hero and the heroine both learn a lot about who they are and what they really want out of life & just how true the old saying - "Opposites attract" - really is.
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