Avon, Sep 2007, $13.95
Off the Rose River in North Texas lies the resort Belle on the Bend built in 1844. Current owner young and vivacious Belle Patricelli loves her antebellum mansion and its posh estate that she has restored to its former glory. Belle especially enjoys helping guests who come here with problems including a lack of passion that most of her visitors lack in their lives.
Belle greets three guest couples. Isaac Olvera dotes on his wife Maggie giving her material things when what she wants most from him is his love in return. Yvonne Lowe the supermodel wants a man who cherishes her not for her perfect body but for her; she and Dolan the maintenance chief meet and each feels like a linebacker blitzed them. Football star Vince Wagner throws for a Hail Mary pass in hope of winning back the love of his ex-wife Sara Fletcher. Meanwhile travel reporter Mitch Cavanaugh is supposed to write an article on the resort, but he cannot get pass the curves of the owner.
Fans of heated contemporary romance will surrender to the seductive spell of author Lynn LaFleur, who writes four interrelated short stories filled with heated passion, romance, and love as the prime octet appear in each tale. The eight prime characters are fully developed with flaws especially when it comes to relationships leading to readers hoping each couple will make it. This is an enjoyable erotic romance.