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Genre: Contemporary Romance
Hero: Austin McGuire
Heroine: Cassie Wortham
Date of Publication: July 1, 1999
Started On: April 20, 2010
Finished On: April 21, 2010
On the night Cassie Wortham turned 18, she gives into the red hot desire that seems to churn deep within her every time her father’s best friend Austin McGuire is in the vicinity. That very night Austin gets engaged to Alicia, Cassie’s aunt, and Cassie hides the consequence of their one time together for 9 whole years until she returns home back to her roots once again with her 9 year old son, Tyler in tow.
If Cassie had thought that her infatuation and the fiery passion that kindled between her and Austin was a one time thing she couldn’t have been more wrong. Sparks fly between the two right from the onset though Cassie’s mother and father are oblivious to all the sizzle that goes on around them.
Cassie has a lot to lose if Austin or her parents were ever to find out who Tyler’s father actually is. Since Cassie had rushed headlong into marriage with her childhood friend Lester upon finding out she was pregnant with Austin’s child, an act for which Cassie had been paying for ever since, everyone has held the belief that Tyler was Lester’s child to begin with.
However with Lester finally in jail for the crimes he committed, Cassie felt safe enough to come back home. But danger once again threatens Cassie’s barely found stability when Lester is released from prison and returns to haunt and taunt her with the knowledge that he could hurt Tyler to gain what he wants above all.
The sexual tension between the two characters could be cut through with a knife in this novel. Fast paced with no unnecessary jargon clouding the story, this novel packs one hell of a punch.
Highly recommended for lovers of contemporary romances with an edge of suspense thrown in.