- Series: Arabesque
- Mass Market Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Harlequin Kimani Arabesque; Original edition (January 25, 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1583140824
- ISBN-13: 978-1583140826
- Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 0.7 x 6.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,633,648 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Tender Escape (Arabesque) Mass Market Paperback – January 25, 2000
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From Publishers Weekly
Twelve years have passed since the hit-and-run death of Olivia Hammond's husband, and the mystery of what happened to the booty of the gold heist he was allegedly involved in only weeks before his death remains unsolved. Now 38, Olivia is the owner of a successful day spa and mother of two well-adjusted adult children; her biggest problems are shedding the extra 30 pounds she's gained over the years and finding a cure for empty-nest syndrome. Her stable world is turned upside down when she becomes the target of an anonymous extortionist threatening to uncover incriminating evidence on her deceased husband. After unwisely caving in to the blackmailer's initial demand, Olivia hires a private investigator, Clifton Zayne, instead of involving the police. More determined than ever to catch the culprit after a second letter threatens her children, Olivia is soon spending long hours undercover and on stakeouts with the handsome PI. Poarch's (Intimate Secrets) mix of business and pleasure is only half successful; mystery fans will find the blackmail plot well paced, but there may not be enough believable romantic chemistry between the ordinary characters to sustain all readers' interest. (Feb.)
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From Library Journal
Twelve years after her husband was killed in a hit-and-run accident soon after the armored car he was driving had been robbed, Olivia Hammond is a successful businesswoman, has two children in college, and has her life back. Then a blackmailer threatens to spoil it all. But when Olivia hires an attractive, tenacious private investigator to get to the bottom of things, blackmail suddenly becomes the least of her worries. A pair of well-matched protagonists set sparks flying in this fast-paced, rather suspenseful contemporary that helps a cynical, untrusting hero and a heroine who needs to let go of the past to find healing and love. Poarch (Intimate Secrets) has written a number of African American romances for the Arabesque line and lives in Springfield, VA.
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