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The power of passion - highly recommended
on August 29, 2001
Amber Riggs believes that control is everything. Her careful façade ensured that people take her seriously. She's good at turning the negative in the positive. But beneath her carefully cultivated façade lurks a child who fears the dark and being left alone. And the inner child panicked when an earthquake hits while she's alone, exploring an old warehouse.
Fire inspector Dax McCall checks vacant properties to keep them empty of the homeless, the mischievous or the desperate. The old mill and warehouse are on his list to check, so when he sees the sports car out front, he stops to see who might be there. The warehouse is a hazardous nightmare, and when he goes inside, Dax is trapped when the quake hits. Buried alive, Amber and Dax's sheer will keeps them calm as the court certain death. Aftershocks continue to the rock the building, and a sense of impending death makes life all the more precious. Arousal and the need to survive draw them together in act of passion that keeps panic at bay as the aftershocks continue to hit. Afterwards it feels like a hazy, sensuous, arousing dream. Not quite real; that is, until Amber learns she's pregnant. A chance encounter between Amber and Dax a year later reveals the truth in a soul shattering encounter that leaves them both coping with AFTERSHOCK.
A poignant tale of life changing events, AFTERSHOCK by Jill Shalvis will touch readers' hearts. With her characteristic dramatic flair, Shalvis forces characters to reevaluate their priorities and make life altering decisions. As these passionate, strong characters clash, they create both sizzling passion and hot challenges. A fun plot with fascinating consequences, AFTERSHOCK comes highly recommended.