One thing you should absolutely know about me is that I? Am a HUGE Linda Howard fan. I have almost all of her books and I love them all. Seriously. You have no idea. I have re-read some of her books over 20 times. Because I love them that much. So, imagine my surprise when I found a book at the library book sale that I had never even heard of. I obviously bought that baby and yay, it was amazing.
Exposure - Linda Howard
The Cutting Edge
Brett Rutland is a bull. As the top troubleshooter at Carter Engineering, he's used to getting his way. When he's tasked with cracking an internal embezzlement case, he meets firm accountant Tessa Conway. She's beautiful and interested, but falling for her will not only test Brett's control, it may also jeopardize the case—especially since she's the prime suspect.
Jay Granger is shocked when the FBI shows up on her doorstep, saying her ex-husband has been in a terrible accident. She keeps a bedside vigil, but when Steve Crossfield awakes from his coma, he is nothing like the man Jay married. Ironically, she finds herself more drawn to him than ever. She can't help but wonder who this man really is, and whether the revelation of his true identity will shatter their newly discovered passion.
The great thing is that these are like, two mini novellas put together. From what I understand, she has a few of these and now I'm going to have to be on the hunt for them because I am determined to own all of her stuff. Like a totally crazy fan girl.
Obviously, I loved both books. Linda writes two kinds of stories, one is like, business partners who shouldn't, but want to and do. The other is, secret spy and woman fall in love, danger and death happening but he's all deadly and hot and who even cares what's happening because YES. Linda Howard is the reason why I have a weird obsession with romance novels with a military focus. Boardroom executive? He's alright, but hot, buff guy that can shoot intruders? All in.
That being said, I loved both books. See? I'll keep repeating it. The first one is kind of great because I knew how that was going to play out (always do) but I'm always fascinated with how dumb people are. Like, he just automatically assumes the worst, and she acts like a "I'm too tough for this yet I'm crying like a baby anyways and not eating.". Regardless, totally loved it. The second story was my favorite because I just mentioned, yes to super hot spies and such. I mean, the premise of it was kind of creepy but if you get past that, all in. I would totally want to be Jay Granger in that book, I would have totally stuck by Steve the whole time too. I just... *sigh*. So dreamy.
So if you are in the mood for a romance book, I recommend this one. Or seriously any Linda Howard book because I am a ridiculously over the top, Linda Howard enthusiast. TEAM LINDA.