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Kensington, July 2001, 6.99, 384 pp.
ISBN: 0821769413

    Sydney Shanks gave the evidence to the Feds that placed her former spouse Russell Reck in jail. Her stepdaughters loathe her for what she did to “sweet” daddy. Worse, Sidney knows that if the abusive Russell is released he will seek vengeance probably trying to kill her. All Sydney wants is to be left alone to work on her arts center project, but now her worst nightmare begins because the Feds free Russell and his target is Sydney.
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    To make matters worse, if possible, Alec Porter has returned. Years ago, she left the bad seed though she loved him. Alec swears that he has changed and wants to atone for how he behaved towards her and what he has done in his life. However, before he can do anything, he needs to keep his beloved safe from the (w)Reck(ing) crew that want her dead even if it means he must die to do so.

    HEAT OF THE MOMENT is an exciting romantic suspense novel that never slows down for a paragraph. The story line is faster than an express train and filled with plenty of action. The Recks are a dangerous, nasty lot, almost cartoonish in their ugliness. However, the tale clearly belongs to the brave heroine, but especially her champion, who desperately seeks redemption and a second chance at love, but first he must keep both of them alive.

Harriet Klausner

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Action/suspense subplot?    -   Yes Action:    -   chased by authorities/family Struggling with whom?    -   In-law If one lover chases another...    -   he chases after her Family focus?    -   Yes Family, hating    -   Yes

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   business executive Age/status:    -   20's-30's Sex makes him    -   blissful

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Effect of sexing    -   confused    -   blissful


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment What % of story is romance related?    -   50% Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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