This man is MOST DEFINITELY a smooth talkin' stranger! He doesn't say much but when he does it'll curl your toes! Serena Hamilton has been in mourning for six years since her husband was killed. She has a son to raise but needs some things only a MAN can give her. She has a one-night stand with a man she picks up in bar and the chemistry draws them back to each other again and again. Will Hunter's secret tear them apart?
A very good love story about two people who didnt want to make a commitment.
A good contemporary romance. Lorraine Heath is a great writer.
Serena Hamiltons losses have brought her to a new low. Her husband died 6 years ago and after a long, brave fight, her mother passed away two weeks ago. She and Riker, her 9 year-old son, have come to her parents near-Austin home to help her father sort through her mothers things.
Deep in the throes of loneliness, Serena visits a bar and meets a handsome stranger. After a night of torrid sex, Serena goes home to her son and father. Serena is not a one-night-stand kind of person; she feels guilty, but she also feels fascinated by the man she met.
When she returns to the bar the second night, Hunter Fletcher is there, waiting for her. Hes a love-em-and-leave-em kind of guy; he doesnt believe in long good-byes or commitments. However, theres something about this woman.
Hunter is ideally suited for his work as a CIA operative; he has no attachments or friends, except the other members of his operative group. Hunter has dark secrets from his past his dangerous job keeps him from having to deal with them.
What happens when the unthinkable occurs? The rest of the novel swirls around this question. Serena and Hunter are very likeable and interesting. The action moves at a fast clip and it is difficult to set the book aside. I dont think Loraine Heath is capable of writing a bad book!
This is the second novel of a pair of contemporary stories.
Hard Lovin' Man
1. Hard Lovin' Man (2003)
2. Smooth Talkin' Stranger (2004)"
great book, story goes with "Hard Lovin' Man".
Read them both.
Serena Hamilton has never had a one-night stand, but the loneliness she feels after the loss of her husband drives her to a bar and into the arms of a sexy stranger. Afterward, she's racked buy guilt... or at least she knows she should be.
Hunter Fletcher isn't a commitment kind of guy, but the woman he meets at the honky-tonk stirs a new kind of longing. A covert operative for the CIA, Hunter carries his share of secrets. But when they interesect with Serena's tragic past, he fears that she won't want to know the truth.. or that once she does the only woman he's ever loved will leave him forever.
Beautiful story. Steamy in parts but well worth reading.
I was so happy to run across this older book which I had never known about-I've only read Lorraine Heath's historicals. It was steamy starting from page 1, and had a protective alpha hero who was not a jerk. The heroine is a widow with a son. They have extremely strong chemistry, and the relationship develops from a one-night stand to a marriage of convenience, one of my favorite plot devices!
It reminded me of Linda Howard's early books, before she got into a lot of suspense and violence, or Suzanne Brockman's military hero books. In other words, it was quite well done.
This was a very good read, and well written. The hero melted my heart, he was just so broken. Things moved very quickly for them, but for reasons and in a way that were believable to me. Very sweet love story.
Loved this book! The Hero is swoon-worthy...the sexy, strong, silent type. Steamy romance, great read.