Monday, January 17, 2011

Silver and Spice

Author: Jennifer Greene
Publisher: Re-issue by Carina Press (Originally published by Berkley in 1984 under “Jeanne Grant")

Jake Rivard has been back in Grosse Pointe for only twenty-four hours, and already banker Anne Blake's well-ordered world is in chaos. Again. Every time the man with the sexy silver-gray eyes shows up, she falls into bed with him. And every time he walks away, there's an ache in her heart she can never ease. Now that she has the stable life she's always craved, Anne's not about to let him seduce her again. No matter how much she wants him to.

Jake's not leaving this time without Anne by his side. He's determined to marry her, despite her insistence that their relationship doesn't work outside of the bedroom. All he asks is that she spend two weeks with him in Idaho's Silver Valley, managing his finances. And if it will prove to her that they have more in common than lust, Jake's prepared to keep his hands to himself for the whole trip.

But is two weeks enough time to convince Anne that the only thing standing between them is the wall she's built around her heart?

Silver and Spice is one of a number of books that were written by Jennifer Greene in the 80's under the name Jeanne Grant. Carina Press is re-issuing them as e-books over the next few months. On the whole, the romance was cute and the love scenes were flowery and suggestive. While wasn't much character development, there was enough to get a sense of where each character was coming from. Jake was very endearing and I was rooting for him in the end. The one thing that had me laughing was the out-dated references. The clothing was clearly 80's fashion (culottes and velvety corduroys *snicker*) as well as some of the technology. I read it in an afternoon. Pick it up if you are looking for a quick escape on a rainy day.


* note: I read an Advanced Reader’s copy of Silver and Spice supplied courtesy of Carina Press. I was not approached or compensated in anyway for this review. By receiving a complimentary copy, I am in no way obligated to write a good or bad review. I am an honest reviewer and my reviews are based on my own opinion and only written by me.*

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