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Double the Heat Paperback – December 1, 2009
Everything We Keep: A Novel
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About the Author
Deirdre Martin has written scripts for the daytime drama One Life to Live. She lives with her husband and her dog, Molly, in Ithaca, New York.
Top Customer Reviews
Lori Foster - 4 stars. Protected sex. I was surprised I liked this one. I didn't really care for Hart in the last book. I thought he was a jerk! He comes off better in this one. Joe is in it as well.
Deirdre Martin - 3 stars. Protected sex. This one started off great! I really liked the H/h. Then, just like in the last anthology, DM has her female lead act like an idiot. If this is her usual, then forget it! I can't stand a stupid heroine.
Elizabeth Bevarly - 1 star. Unprotected sex with 2 idiots. Yay.
Christie Ridgeway - 2 stars. Unprotected sex. There was just something missing from this one. I felt no connection with either the Hero or the heroine.
"Breaking the Ice" by Deirdre Martin. In New York Lennie Buckley has no interest in men until she meets in a comedy of errors NHL player Sebastian Ivanov.
"Double Booked" by Elizabeth Bevarly. Her friends allow Amanda Bingham to use their condo while she is on vacation; they also allow Max Callahan, whom she loathes, to use it too.
"Original Zin" by Christie Ridgway. John Henry Hudson and Zin Friday meet when she is his chauffeur. He wants her but she fears he will reject her if he gets to know her.
These are four entertaining contemporary romantic novellas starring fully developed characters. Fans will especially enjoy the return of the other Winston twin and another Deirdre Martin hockey tale.
Contemporary Anthology -Dec 1st, 2009
Breaking the Ice by Deirdre Martin
Deirdre Martin has written a short and charming romance.
Lennie has recently moved to New York to take classes at a fashion college. Where she quickly makes herself at home with her Aunt Mary and an eclectic cast of housemates that are a fun and amusing to read. On a chance occurrence of mistaken identify she meets the handsome and friendly Sebastian the newest member of the city's professional hockey team. Lennie is very attracted to Sebastian and decides to let him continue to think she is the woman he was supposed to meet.
Sebastian has just moved to New York and he enjoys hanging out with his teammates. But he wants to prove to his teammates that women and men can share a purely platonic relationship. He decides to meet a woman on Craig's List to prove it. When he find one that fits his personality, called `New to New York' he knows they will hit it off famously. As he and Lennie explore New York their friendship blossoms and he finds that his teammates maybe right because he can't help thinking of Lennie in terms other than platonic!
This was a quick romance that was fun to read. Both characters were very likeable. I particularly enjoyed reading Sebastian's character he is a genuine and caring hero that any reader would easily fall in love with! However, since this was a shorter story than Deirdre Martin usually writes. I did feel that that character development was as strong and her normal length books.
If you are looking for a light, funny and engaging romance this is one that you will enjoy.
Reviewed by Steph from the Bookaholics Romance Book Club
Her series is a must read.
Lori's story alone is worth the trouble to get this book!
But be aware, the other writers were very good too, but I bought it because of Lori Foster.
"Hart and Soul" was somewhat disappointing.
"Double Booked" Amanda Bingham and Max Callahan are two acquaintances booked into the same condo during their vacation courtesy of match-making friends. Worth reading.
"Original Zin" John Henry Hudson, per doctor's orders to relax, puts his dull, overworked life on hold to get to know the beautiful, blue-eyed limo driver Zin Friday. Zin, a Napa native, has no time for romance. Her main goal is to work her way up and as far from her past as she can. This story reminds me of the movie My Chauffer, and is still sweet.
"Breaking the Ice" was very exciting as serves up another winner in the hot and steamy romance between Russian hockey player Sebastian Ivanov and fashion student Lennie Buckley.
** "Breaking the Ice" and "Double Booked" make the book worth buying.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I had read this book years ago and loved. When I saw it for such a great price, I couldn't resistPublished on January 13, 2014 by Allie D.
Fun read. Really enjoyed the stories and how it all works out in the end. Read quite a few books by the authors listed.Published on November 5, 2012 by Marindi Coward
Double the Heat is a great book. Lori Foster delivers again( as usual) with this installment of the Winston men. Read morePublished on July 16, 2011 by book lover
Big Deirdre Martin fan. Wish she could write faster. Never disappointed in her work.Published on July 19, 2010 by David Green
"Hart and Soul" by Lori Foster. I had a hard time following the plot of this story. Of course, it was written fine, but the characters and their relationships were confusing. Read morePublished on July 17, 2010 by T. Lee