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Surprisingly great suspense novel considering the syrupy title,
This review is from: Slow Heat in Heaven (Mass Market Paperback)
Schyler returns home after a six-year absence upon learning her adoptive father suffered a massive heart attack. Heaven, Louisiana holds a lot of painful memories for Schyler; her scheming sister stole her fiance and has plans to liquidate the family logging empire. Schyler steps in to run the business, and discovers her father borrowed heavily on the family estate to keep the business running, and the marker is coming due in a month. Cash Boudreaux is the bad boy every father fears his daughter will fall for, and the best logging foreman in the area. He's a sexy Cajun, who has all the hearts in Heaven in an uproar. He's also the son of her father's deceased mistress. She's forced to swallow her pride to get Cash to help her get the mill up and running so they can pay the marker. In between fighting off former boyfriend (now brother-in-law) Ken, someone is lurking about and doesn't want Schyler to succeed, and going to great lengths to see that she fail. As Schyler and Cash fight their attraction to each other, she doesn't know if he can trust him, and he wonders if he shouldn't just let her fail so her can purchase the estate himself.
"Slow Heat in Heaven" sounds like a syrupy Harlequin romance, but it's definitely not. It is a tense action-packed, suspense-filled romantic novel with so many plot twists and turns that you'll find yourself on an emotional roller coaster wondering what Brown will come up with next.