The Particulars: Harlequin Intrigue #1222, August 2010
Former Equalizer Leland "Rocky" Rockford did not have a problem working with Colby Agent Kendra Todd. As far as he was concerned, partnering with her was one of the benefits of their agencies' merger. Something about her calm and composed air made him want to ruffle her feathers—until they were assigned to a murder case.Is It In Wendy's TBR?: No, and I'm unlikely to add it for the sole reason that holy mother, is this a mammoth series! Assuming Webb's web site it current? Yeah, this is Book #40 featuring "The Colby Agency." Seriously, authors? My advice is to find a series idea that will "hit" with one of the HQ lines. Talk about job security!
Fully in professional mode, Rocky was willing to do whatever necessary to support Kendra—and keep her safe. But as the case started cracking, so did the walls around her guarded heart. Now, with questions and the bodies piling up, they must outmaneuver the shadowy element that not only wants them to fail, but wants them dead….
Any Reviews?: Not that I could find, but then even though this book is currently on sale via eHarlequin - it's technically an August release.
Anything Else?: I personally feel that Harlequin has made wonderful strides with their cover art the last couple of years in particular. That said, WTFBBQ covers still do happen on occasion, and for reasons I'm not quite sure of, they tend to happen more frequently in the Intrigue line. Maybe it's merely my perception - or maybe it's just really hard to convey "danger, excitement and romance" all on the same cover.
Anyway, I was going to crack a bunch of "Rocky" related jokes here ("Yo, Adrian!") but man, that cover. I keep waiting to see if the heroine's skin will peel off her face. And the way she's looking up towards the sky? It's like there's a UFO off-cover that's sending down a tractor-beam to suck her brains out of her skull. In comparison, the hero has this totally vacant, dumbfounded look on his face that makes me question his IQ. Snap to it buddy! You have a gun strapped to your chest, and there's your poor hapless honey getting her brains sucked out by an alien tractor beam.
Heh, although who knows? Maybe he's a hero who wants his heroine rendered completely brain-dead. Hard to tell without reading the book to find out....