Bantam, June 2002, 6.50, 384 pp.
Three tired friends return to Ely for companionship, as their track record with men has been abysmal. Each one has fond memories of a first love in Ely, but wonder if the recollections are illusions caused by time emphasizing the positive.
Wealthy Serena Howard is tired of her string of married lovers who offer nothing except a little sexual encounter with the emphasis on little. She finds herself quite attracted to Sheriff Frankie Aronson, but wonders if a working stiff law enforcement official is capable of keeping up with an upper class lady?
Ceci Cignoli believes she loves her lover, guide Nick Zuber. However, she questions what the long run will bring for them as neither seems ready to commit to more than a nature tryst?
Lily Kalliois recovers from a nasty divorce when she meets old friend hockey superstar Billy Bianchich. Will she score the Stanley Cup's winning goal with this hunk of a wing or will she be just another trophy for him?
How many angels can you find on the head of a pin translates into how often can the F verb be used in a novel? The story line of BLONDE HEAT is overall well written, but the over abuse of profanity will turn off some readers. The three sets of couples are a fine group though no one in the ensemble is fully developed. Still, fans of contemporary erotic romances will enjoy Susan Johnson's latest tryst as the blondes heat up the sheets of her latest novel.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner