The Particulars: Contemporary romance, Silhouette Desire #580, 1990, Out of Print
TO ARMSAny Reviews?: There's one lonely lil' two star review over at Amazon. The average rating over at GoodReads is 3.4.
John Mason knew better than to make a wager with a lady. Ladies, he'd learned, didn't play fair. But the chance to win a date with the sultry Southern belle perched daintily in the county fair's dunking booth made the bet worth taking.
Experience had taught Laurel Drew harsh lessons about hard-living macho types like the big blond Yankee with the good throwing arm. Pity that didn't still the drumroll vibrating through her body at his touch.
The verbal sparks that flew between them threatened to start another Civil War. But John had a few battle tactics he hoped might warm the sudden chill in the air -- AND provide some much needed Southern comfort.
Anything Else?: Barton passed away unexpectedly this past week at the age of 64. An author with over 70 novels under her belt, I would hazard a guess that she's most well known for her romantic suspense work. But I thought today, in honor of her achievements, it would be fun to profile the book that started it all for her. Her debut. This slim lil' contemporary category for the Desire line. Also, I'll admit it, I think this cover is a hoot. The hero's hair defies logic. I mean, Ken dolls have more realistic hair. And exactly what is the heroine wearing below the waist? Is that a tutu? Are they preforming Swan Lake in the shower?
You know, I think My Man would have enjoyed Black Swan more if there had been shower scenes. Just sayin'.