The Heart of Winter

Excellent trio of fantasies that will keep you coming back for more…I cannot wait to find more novels and books by these three amazing authors as I have become a fan of each one’s style as well as their unique and fun characters.

The Toughest Girl in Town by Maggie Shayne

Melinda Terwilliger is a teacher who is having a rough time in school with her students and with the local neighborhood hoodlums who are systematically bullying and taking over the neighborhood. After being put under hypnosis by her friend in an effort to give her more confidence something goes wrong and she emerges from her hypnosis as the most daring and fearless woman ever. She soon confronts her students and neighborhood bullies and her dream man, undercover cop, Matthew MacGuire. Can she continue her rampage or will she push too far before Matt can save her from death? Read this out of the ordinary romance it will keep you rooting for the underdog.

Resolution by Linda Winstead Jones

Nell Rose is off on her winter vacation when she gets caught in a snow storm that strands her in a ditch not too far from an inhabited cabin. After being deceived by her last relationship, Nell has sworn off of men for the New Year, but immediately upon meeting the stranger who owns the cabin, she realizes how foolish that resolution was as the electricity shuts down in the cabin, hers and Julian Maddox’s lights up, however, there is a secret that he is keeping from her as well as the danger just outside the door, that is seeking to stop their future together.

Mystery Lover by Day Leclaire

Jayne Myleston has had a crush on her dream guy for a long time. After being invited to her boss’ masked ball, she decides to seduce her office crush and take the chance that she has long been awaiting. During the ball she finds the one she is looking for dressed as a masked man whom she finds she is also sexually attracted to, but things are not always what they seem at masked balls and as Jayne continues her secret relationship after the ball, her lover keeps his identity a secret. What will she do when she finally finds out who he really is; will their affair have a chance after the big reveal? Great story and I love the dress up play as well…this one will keep you coming back for more. 

Book Blurb for The Heart of Winter

This trio of irresistible stories from New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Maggie Shayne and USA TODAY bestselling authors Linda Winstead Jones and Day Leclaire touch the heart of who we are and what we desire….

Prepare to be…


Melinda Terwilliger is a mild-mannered teacher—until she accidentally becomes The Toughest Girl in Town. But she meets her match in an undercover cop determined to get to know the real Melinda…with kisses hot enough to melt any woman's heart!


When law secretary Nell Rose is snowbound with a handsome stranger, keeping her New Year's Resolution becomes nearly impossible. Why swear off men when a romantic weekend with a reclusive writer seems to be the ideal way to ring in the new year?

Swept Away

Plain Jayne Myleston seduced her office crush at a masked ball—and then found she'd turned up the heat with the wrong man! Even after the ball, she can't say no to her Mystery Lover. That is, until Jayne finds out who he really is!

Night Owl Reviews Feb, 2011 4.25