Review of VIXEN IN DISGUISE by Kara Lennox (see her website)
HOW TO MARRY A HARDISON #1
Harlequin American Romance #934, August 2002
Anne Chatsworth only let herself go wild once--a glorious weekend spent with her girlhood crush, rodeo champion Wade Hardison. Now she's getting ready to launch her career as a big-city lawyer and the last thing she needs is Wade coming back into her life. Wade reluctantly returns to the small town he left when he was just 16 for some much needed rest and recuperation. He still cherishes memories of the vanished 'Annie' and can't believe his eyes when he sees her in little Cottonwood, Texas. But this Anne is a lot more complicated than the Annie he loved and lost--and she holds a secret that can tear him apart.
Anne and Wade seem destined to head in different directions--Anne to the big city and Wade to horse ranching. Yet Anne can't ignore the desire that burns through her body each time she sees Wade--nor her wish to see him reconciled with his family. Surely she won't be rescuing her heart if she just sees him.
Author Kara Lennox (see BooksForABuck.com reviews of other novels by this author) delivers a powerfully mix of family and sexy emotion. The scene with the three bachelor brothers, their single father, and their single grandfather brought me nearly to tears. And Wade and Anne as two of the sexiest characters Lennox has written. As each comes to terms with their own issues, each gradually becomes the one person that can fulfill the other's needs and desires--but can either put aside their ambitions to make marriage possible?
This may well be Lennox's best work yet--and the best part is, it's the beginning of a three-book series.
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