Thursday, December 9, 2010

Throwback Thursday - Prince Joe

Today's installment is: Prince Joe (Tall Dark & Handsome #1)
Author: Suzanne Brockmann
First published in 1996 by Silhouette

Veronica St. John is facing the challenge of a lifetime. The media consultant has two days to teach a rugged Navy SEAL to impersonate a European prince who has been targeted by terrorists. It's a tough assignment, but Veronica is sure she's up to the task -- until she actually meets Joe.

Despite his physical resemblance to the handsome prince, Lieutenant Joe Catalanoto is nothing like the stuffy aristocrat. Everything about the combat-hardened Navy SEAL -- from the arrogant gleam in his eyes and streetwise attitude to the New York accent -- says regular guy, not royalty. One conversation and Veronica knows nothing could turn this military man into nobility. Joe, on the other hand, is confident he's got what it takes to complete his duty.

But neither of them expects their assignment to include falling in love . .

This is the first in Brockmann’s 11 book “Tall Dark and Dangerous” series. The series was the lead-in to her later “Troubleshooter” series. It is a quick read and nice, if somewhat silly romance. The main characters, Joe and Veronica are somewhat believable. The attraction between the two is instant and pretty steamy. There isn’t much in the way of a mystery, so a reader looking for that will be disappointed. The peripheral characters are fun and make you want to read the other books in the series to see what happens to them. If you are a fan of Brockmann’s, I think you will enjoy this one.
3 stars

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