It Should Have Stayed a Secret!
This must have been this author's first foray into the world of romance novels. Elizabeth McCade has returned home after a disastrous affair and miscarriage with her college professor. She has remained aloof and reclusive for seven years until Black Hawk is injured and accidently falls into a secret tunnel which leads to her cellar. After this, the book falls into stilted sentences and dialogue, and even less interaction between any and all characters except Elizabeth and Hawk. They traverse back and forth in the tunnel to see each other ("I had to come.") He speaks like a character in a B grade western. I was waiting for him to lapse into something along the lines of "Me, Hawk. You...my woman." And this was supposedly a contempory! This story had the potential to be much better. Instead, it only disappointed.