Three delightfully wicked stories by three top-notch authors. In Linda Lael Miller's story, SNOWFLAKES ON THE SEA, the heroine finds that making up almost makes fighting worth the trouble. It's about a relationship gone wrong, but manages to get back on track. Carla Neggers story BEWITCHING was funny and sexy. In this one, the heroine is a historian tracing her genealogy and researching the beginning of a bitter dispute between two families. Is the feud going to end when the guy from one of the families falls head over heels for the gal of the other family? The older gentlemen in the story are quite hilarious and I'd really like to hear more about them, too. In Lori Foster's contribution "OUTRAGEOUS," we find the hero is an undercover detective who's posing as a male stripper in a seedy little bar. There he discovers Emily and finds out they're both after the same shady character. This story was pretty funny too and a pleasure to read. There were some good life lessons to be learned here too...and the sex, of course, was sizzling.
Maria D. (love2quilt) reviewed Under His Skin: Snowflakes on the Sea / Bewitching / Outrageous on
I bought it to read Lori Foster, and she is the only one worth reading. The other two are a whiny, irritating waste of time.
If you are fan of Foster, go ahead. I love her short story. But otherwise, give this one a miss.
Overall these were good stories, I just have a pet-peeve when the characters in a romance story act stupidly. I know the author has to create some sort of drama and I enjoy it better when the drama comes from an outside source (such as a killer) that brings the lovers together. When the drama comes from the lovers themselves being immature and stupid, then I just want to smack'em. The first two stories fit in that category.
Snowflakes on the Sea by Linda Lael Miller: A false paternity suit threatens the marriage Nathan and Mallory
Bewitching by Carla Neggers: The Marshes and the Harlings had been feuding for three hundred years, and when Hannal Marsh wrote a book
that could smear Win Harling's family name, the gloves were off.
Outrageous by Lori Foster: Emily Cooper was poking her nose into the dangerous dealings of New York cop Judd Sander.