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Title: The Heart of Winter: Resolution
Author: Linda Winstead Jones
Publication Info: Harlequin 2011
Genre: Contemporary Romance
The summary: When law secretary Nell Rose is snowbound with a handsome stranger, keeping her New Year's Resolution becomes nearly impossible. Why swear off men when a romantic weekend with a reclusive writer seems to be the ideal way to ring in the new year?
And here is Phyllis' review:
A legal secretary gets stuck in a ditch in a snowstorm on New Year's Eve, just as she's making resolutions to avoid men, go back to school, etc. She trudges up to an isolated house and is let in by a famous author, who can't figure out if she's the stalker who's been sending him crazy letters.
The sparks between the hero and heroine were amazing. They really got each other, though they didn't want the same things out of life in the beginning. They acted on the attraction awfully quickly, especially since the heroine had just sworn off men. And yet, two single people really attracted and stuck in a snowstorm together for a few days... Well, it makes sense.
Then someone's breaking into the house, but is it the stalker or someone else?
When the author gets a phone call telling him the heroine's the stalker, he believes it and drags her out, straight into danger. Then she won't forgive him easily for it, not just because they both almost died, but because she thought they were at the beginning of something good and he wouldn't even tell her what some random stranger on the phone had said about her.
My main quibble was (SPOILERS) that until almost the end we didn't even know that the guy the heroine worked for had been killed and she had seen the killer without knowing it. That part of the suspense could have been amped up.
I give it an A- and a hearty recommendation to win the RITA.