Monday, November 26, 2007

If The Smart Bitches Can Do It

So can I. Never let it be said that I'm above being a copy cat.

Long time commenter here at the Super Librarian Bat Cave, Alie, buried this query in the comments from an earlier post. Always willing to help a sister in arms, I'm giving her long lost book query it's own post in the hopes that one of you smart cookies out in Romance Blog Land can help her.
I was thinking earlier about a book I read a few years ago and for the life of me cannot remember the title or author. It was a romance of course and the plot was about a man just released from prison or going to prison (I forget which) for murder and he ends up living with a woman in her house/apartment or he takes her hostage? I remember it was really good and I'd like to re-read it lol. Thanks for any suggestions!

PS: It wasn't Perfect by Judith McNaught.
Not a lot to go on, but does anyone have some suggestions?

9 comments:

meljean brook said...

Maybe Theresa Weir's SOME KIND OF MAGIC? Here's the description from Amazon:

Just dumped by her lover, artist Claire Maxfield isn't really looking forward to her 30th birthday. After sharing a "celebratory" drink with a friend, Claire makes her way through the cold Fallon, Idaho, night and climbs into her jeep just in time to be carjacked by a mysterious man named Dylan who insists that Claire take him to her house--the perfect end to a perfect day! But in a strange twist of fate, Claire becomes the captor instead of the captive, and the handsome, injured Dylan ends up handcuffed to her iron bedstead. By the time Dylan's injuries heal, Claire's fallen in love with him. Unfortunately, she's convinced that he's an escaped convict, injured in a plane crash that killed the pilot. Is Dylan what he seems? And if he is, what future can a struggling artist like Claire hope for with a man on the run from the law?

Kristie (J) said...

I don't know if that's the book or not, but I LOVED Some Kind of Magic!

Rosie said...

Yeah, I'm help. I've read a similar book, but can't for the life of me remember author or title either. I'll keep ruminating and see if anything boils to the top.

Maia said...

Could it be Jackson Rule, by Dinah McCall/Sharon Sala?

From Amazon:

Rebecca Hill is a preacher's daughter and Jackson Rule is a convicted killer. But Rebecca sees something in the handsome, stoic man that reassures her, and she hires him to work in her greenhouse, much to the dismay of her father. For Jackson, the job Rebecca offers him is an opportunity for honest work and a decent life. He's deeply attracted to Rebecca, but he's a man not only molded by years in prison, but scarred to his soul by the violence of his childhood. Rebecca struggles to come to terms with her growing feelings for Jackson and his reluctance to see a future for them. When defending Jackson causes a rift with her father, she refuses to back down. And it isn't until tragedy strikes a beloved friend that Jackson teaches the preacher an important lesson about drawing conclusions from outward appearances and past mistakes. Still, a future for Rebecca and Jackson seems doubtful until a heroic act sets in motion events that change forever how the world views Jackson Rule. Dinah McCall's book is intensely emotional, with a strong plot and vivid characterizations. It's easy to see why this skillful contemporary received the prestigious Janet Dailey Award in 1996. --Lois Faye Dyer

Sarah said...

Could it be Sandra Brown's Honor Bound?

From Amazon:

In Honor Bound Sandra Brown paints a moving story of love and hate, passion and duty as she explores the deepest obligations of the heart -- to family, to heritage, to love.

Aislinn Andrews met Lucas Greywolf under unusual circumstances -- she caught the escaped convict raiding her refrigerator. But was he a troublemaker who aroused dissidence among Arizona's Native Americans . . . or a hero who'd gone to prison for a crime he hadn't committed? It didn't really matter now, since Lucas Greywolf had taken her hostage. He was going home to the reservation of his birth, honor bound to pay last respects to his dying grandfather. And Aislinn was his ticket home.

Through their journey across the hot Arizona desert, Aislinn was alternately intrigued and infuriated by this rebel with a cause. This defiant, determined man made no secret of his hatred for her kind: the Anglos who betrayed his people.

Yet among his people, Aislinn saw another side to Lucas Greywolf as she was swept into a world where sacred tradition clashed with despair and poverty, where family, heritage, and honor was all that remained. Transformed by his world, by his strength, by her growing love for this complicated, proud man, she gave in to her heart's demands, knowing that Lucas would soon return to prison. Neither anticipated the gift he'd leave behind.

Honor Bound is a classic romance that explores the myriad emotions that drive men and women to find each other -- to cross the boundaries of fear, uncertainty, even hate, to explore the uncharted territory of love.

Alie said...

Wendy you're so nice for posting this! I can't thank you enough :)

Meljean, Kristie, Maia and Sarah thanks for the suggestions. Unfortunately those aren't the books :( I do have some new ones to add to my reading list though. Thanks again! I'll keep checking back to see if anyone has a brain storm!

Allie said...

I doubt if this is the book, but it does have a woman held hostage and it was really good. Also the main character is a librarian! *squee*

ALL JACKED UP by Penny McCall

Here's the description:
Since Jack Mitchell barged into her life, librarian Aubrey Sullivan has been abducted at gunpoint, taken on a death-defying car chase, and kissed within an inch of madness. If only she does what he says, they might just get out of this mess alive. That is, if they can keep their hands off each other long enough to think straight

Alie said...

Allie, thanks for posting! I don't think this is it either, but I'm to check out all of these books to be sure :)

PS: It's weird to be writing to another Allie/Alie ;)

rod's girl said...

One Summer by Karen Robards?