The Devil To Pay Author:Stephanie James, Jayne Ann Krentz Just as Emelina Stratton was about to break in to an empty beach cottage, a man materialized out of the fog with a Doberman at his heel. Julian Colter was quietly lethal-looking as his dog--a man who exuded an aura of command and a potent sensuality. But Emmy was desperate, and Julian could help her--for a price. — Emmy was confident she could pa... more »y, no matter what he charged...until Julian called in her I.O.U. What was she to do when he demanded her as his reward?« less
Another good one from Krentz. It's got all of her normal elements: alpha male hero, sassy heroine, and an abnormal, but slightly believable plot. It was a short offering, but given the fact that it was probably a Harlequin monthly novel (or some other romance press) when it was first published, that is not surprising. Krentz makes the most of the short length and does not leave the reader with the feeling that it was too short or that she left anything out.