Up Close and Dangerous

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Up Close and Dangerous

Linda Howard has penned an amazing story with Up Close and Dangerous. Widow, Bailey Wingate was left in control of her grown stepchildren's money, which causes lots of turmoil in her life. To get away from the hateful stepchildren, she plans a vacation with her brother and his wife. Her life and world take an unexpected turn when the charter plane, piloted by Cam Justice, crashes in a mountainous wilderness. Bailey now has to care for an injured man and herself, which becomes a journey of personal strength, determination and enlightenment between Cam and herself.

Cam always thought Bailey was a snob and money grabber because of her cold attitude toward him. Little did he realize that beneath that persona was a multi-faceted woman that guarded hidden strengths and desires. After discovering that inner woman, he soon looses his heart to Bailey. Of course Bailey fights these feeling but soon succumbs to a passion that her heart can't resist. Deadly forces are working against them, both at home and on the mountain, which they must battle if they are to be together.

Up Close and Dangerous will take you on an amazing adventure of survival and love with Cam and Bailey. I liked the verbal play between them and the resourcefulness of Bailey. It made me think about what I would do to survive in a situation like theirs. With characters you'll admire and a page turning plot, Linda Howard has written another suspenseful read.

Book Blurb for Up Close and Dangerous

A mysterious plane crash . . . a dangerous trek through the Idaho wilderness . . . a smoldering attraction . . . and a deadly game of cat and mouse. In her latest tour de force of romantic suspense, New York Times bestselling author Linda Howard blends these elements into a gripping story that will keep readers breathless -- and leave them begging for more. For in Linda Howard's world, trust can be a weapon, a kiss can be a threat, and intimacy can be deadly.

Bailey Wingate's scheming adult stepchildren are surprised when their father's will leaves Bailey in control of their fortune, and war ensues. A year later, while flying from Seattle to Denver in a small plane, Bailey nearly dies herself when the engine sputters -- and then fails.

Cam Justice, her sexy Texan pilot, manages to crash-land the aircraft. Stranded in the wilderness, and struggling to douse her feelings for the ruggedly handsome man by her side, Bailey begins to wonder whether this was a mere accident. Who tampered with their plane? Who's trying to reunite Bailey and her husband in the afterlife? Cut off from the world, and with little hope of rescue, Bailey must trust her life -- and heart -- to Cam, as they battle the harsh elements to find a way out of the unforgiving wilds and back to civilization . . . where a killer may be waiting to finish the job.

Sexy, suspenseful, and lightning fast, Up Close and Dangerous showcases a beloved author at her dazzling best.

Night Owl Reviews Aug, 2007 4.00