Book Reviews of Gentle Persuasion (Kismet, No 158)

Gentle Persuasion (Kismet, No 158)
Gentle Persuasion - Kismet, No 158
Author: Sharon Sala
ISBN-13: 9781565970731
ISBN-10: 156597073X
Publication Date: 7/1993
Pages: 224
Rating:
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3.5 stars, based on 10 ratings
Publisher: Meteor Publishing Corporation
Book Type: Paperback
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This story is a continuation of the Brownfield family (see below). Cole Brownfield met Debbie Randall in the previous book, ALWAYS A LADY. They were attracted to each other but Cole has always avoided relationships and he ran home to California. His dangerous job in the police department seemed easier to handle than Debbie.

Morgan, father to the houseful of men, has been in a serious auto wreck, must undergo rehabilitation and needs help to care for the family. He hires Debbie, knowing full well that he is lighting a fire. Cole is offended until he sees how easily Debbie gets Morgan to do his hated exercises.

Cole, cynical and cool, has watched police marriages come and go. He knows he does not want to put any woman in the position of worrying about him - or worse, demanding that he find a new career.

Cole tries to keep his growing relationship and his narcotics job separate. He expects Debbie to reject him (and what he does for a living) and builds walls around his heart. He keeps waiting for Debbie to demand he change - but she does not. She gives him the space he needs to do his dangerous work.

It takes a terrible shooting in the department for Cole to come to the realization that Debbie is there but not making demands.

It was nice to see Case and Lily from the previous book. But the real charmer in this story was Buddy, the computer genius of the Brownfield family. He added so much to the tale and his actions often moved the plot along.

This is a quick read at 249 pages. Enjoy!

Brownfield Family Series
1. Always a Lady (1993)
2. Gentle Persuasion (1993)
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This is a old Kismet Romance by one of my favorite authors. Hard to find. I had two copies for years.
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This story is a continuation of the Brownfield family (see below). Cole Brownfield met Debbie Randall in the previous book, ALWAYS A LADY. They were attracted to each other but Cole has always avoided relationships and he ran home to California. His dangerous job in the police department seemed easier to handle than Debbie.

Morgan, father to the houseful of men, has been in a serious auto wreck, must undergo rehabilitation and needs help to care for the family. He hires Debbie, knowing full well that he is lighting a fire. Cole is offended until he sees how easily Debbie gets Morgan to do his hated exercises.

Cole, cynical and cool, has watched police marriages come and go. He knows he does not want to put any woman in the position of worrying about him - or worse, demanding that he find a new career.

Cole tries to keep his growing relationship and his narcotics job separate. He expects Debbie to reject him (and what he does for a living) and builds walls around his heart. He keeps waiting for Debbie to demand he change - but she does not. She gives him the space he needs to do his dangerous work.

It takes a terrible shooting in the department for Cole to come to the realization that Debbie is there but not making demands.

It was nice to see Case and Lily from the previous book. But the real charmer in this story was Buddy, the computer genius of the Brownfield family. He added so much to the tale and his actions often moved the plot along.

This is a quick read at 249 pages. Enjoy!

Brownfield Family Series
1. Always a Lady (1993)
2. Gentle Persuasion (1993)
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Danger was his midde name. And that was why Detective Cole Brownfield walked through this world alone-until the day irresistible Debbie Randall came back into his life, shaking his resolve to keep his heart clear of entanglements.

But would love be the final word? Cole's greatest fears were realized the day Debbie got caught in the cross fire that was his daily trade. Now the hard-edged officer was working double time to keep this woman safe. For suddenly he was drawn by a power even greater than that of duty. But would he answer the call of love?
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Debbie Randall liked to think of her trip as an errand of mercy. Her best friend's father had broken his leg in a car crash, and Debbie was the only person who could give him the full-time care he needed. But deep down inside, she knew that something else had driven her to leave Oklahoma for sunny California. It was a case of passion, pure and simple.

While Debbie was helping Morgan Brownfield recuperate, she'd have a chance to spend time with his son, Cole. Since the day she'd met him last summer, Debbie couldn't forget the tall, quiet cop with solemn eyes. She'd fallen for him and she wasn't about to let love slip through her fingers just because Cole lived hundreds of miles away. When she arrived at the Brownfielf house, Cole was wary. He'd faced stake-outs and drug busts without fear, but this woman had single-handedly sent him running for cover. She was charming, spirited, and incredibly vulnerable. He'd chosen to lead a solidary life for a reason, and no amount of gentle persuasion was going to weaken his resolve.
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Was not as good as Always A Lady, but a good carry over.
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I don't know of a book that Sharon Sala has written that I have not loved. Her characters are outstanding.
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Danger was his middle name and that was why Detective Cole Brownfield walked through this world alone until the day irresistible Debbie Randall came back into his life, shaking his resolve to keep his heart clear of entaglements.
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The fury in Cole's eyes made her shake.

"I'm okay," she whispered, wrapping her arms around his waist and hugging him.

"Well, I'm not," he muttered.

Debbie loved holding him. Even if it made him nervous. He was so big and so hard in so many interesting places and her hands ceased their movement beneath his jacket. She looked up.

"It's my gun."

She yanked her hands back as if she'd just put them on a snake. "Well, I know that," she said. "I just wasn't expecting it. Are you working on this case?"

"Let's just say I have a... vested interest... in seeing that nothing else happens to you, lady."