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Could a revolutionary used to running wild win the heart of a world-weary journalist?

Liam Bartlett had nearly lost his life in San Salustiano, and for five years the correspondent had done his best to silence his ghosts.  But when Marisala Bolivar arrived in Boston, all his memories returned—along with a white-hot hunger for the young rebel who'd hidden him and kept him alive!  Marisala ached for Liam's touch, so long forbidden but now hers to fight for with...

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Overview

Could a revolutionary used to running wild win the heart of a world-weary journalist?

Liam Bartlett had nearly lost his life in San Salustiano, and for five years the correspondent had done his best to silence his ghosts.  But when Marisala Bolivar arrived in Boston, all his memories returned—along with a white-hot hunger for the young rebel who'd hidden him and kept him alive!  Marisala ached for Liam's touch, so long forbidden but now hers to fight for with a woman's fierce need.  Could a love once forged in fire at last burn true?

In this unforgettably sensual love story, Suzanne Brockmann creates a portrait of two daredevil survivors, tested by sorrow and bound by destiny to heal each other's wounds.  A flame who beckoned him out of the darkness, she understood his pain as no one ever would, but could he soothe her hidden scars by offering her his soul?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780553591439
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 2/26/2008
  • Series: Loveswept Series , #873
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 4.13 (w) x 6.84 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Meet the Author

Suzanne Brockmann
Bestselling author, Suzanne Brockmann has won numerous awards, including the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award, seven Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Awards, sixteen WISH Awards, and two RITA Awards from Romance Writers of America. She lives outside Boston with her husband and two children.

Biography

Although Suzanne Brockmann can't remember a time when she wasn't scribbling something (one of her earliest masterpieces was an action-packed radio play called "Mice on Mars"), she didn't begin to write seriously until she was married with young children. She spent several years trying to break into the super-competitive field of screenwriting before deciding to try her hand at genre fiction; and, it was only after months of intensive research that she finally homed in on Romance. In June of 1992, she sat down to write her first book. By year's end, she had completed ten manuscripts, and in August of 1993, she sold her first book, the contemporary romance Future Perfect.

Brockmann's first novels were stand-alones. But as her career progressed, she noticed that romance mini-series, with their opportunities for character development and intersecting story lines, had become extremely popular. Seeking to increase her readership, she decided to write a mini-series of her own. She found her "hook" in a magazine article on Navy SEALs and, in 1996, she released Prince Joe, the first novel in her Tall, Dark and Dangerous series. The alpha males of Brockmann's fictional SEAL Team 10 proved to be the perfect romantic heroes, and the series was an immediate hit with readers. Four years later, she launched a second series of military/romantic thrillers centered on the friendships, romances, and working relationships among a team of Navy SEALS and members of an elite security agency called Troubleshooters, Inc. Starting with The Unsung Hero in 2000, the Troubleshooters books have catapulted the author to the top of the charts.

Brockmann is known in the industry as a risk-taker, having written stories around such sensitive topics as interracial romance and homosexuality, In 2004, she garnered attention for her eighth Troubleshooters novel, Hot Target, which involved one of her most popular recurring characters, openly gay FBI agent Jules Cassidy, in a romantic subplot. Brockman, who dedicated the book to her gay son Jason, was not sure how readers would respond. To her surprise, the reaction from gay and straight alike proved positive. She stated on her website: "I love the fact that the world I've created in my books -- a diverse American world filled with the same variety of people who live in my urban American neighborhood -- has been so enthusiastically embraced by readers."

Brockmann's distinctive literary blend has come in for its fair share of praise. Writing in the Chicago Tribune, veteran Booklist reviewer John Charles stated: "Brockmann strikes the perfect balance between white-knuckle suspense and richly emotional romance." And USA Today has called her "[t]he reigning queen of militaray suspense." As further proof of her mainstream appeal, she remains one of a handful of Romance novelists to have made the leap from mass market paperback to hardcover.

Good To Know

In an interview with the online magazine All About Romance, Brockmann says: "I started reading when I was three (my first 'real' book was Beverly Cleary's Here Comes the Bus -- I remember this because no one believed that I was really reading it and I got really upset when my older sister took it back to the school library before I'd finished it!)."

A serious history buff from her youth, Brockmann has read widely on WWII and has been known to incorporate stories from that era into the books of her Troubleshooters series.

Brockmann loves music. She attended Boston University as a film major with a minor in creative writing but dropped out to perform with a rock and roll band. She also sang with and served as music director for a Boston-based a cappella group called "Serious Fun" and produced its first and only CD in 1998.

Brockman is married to novelist Ed Gaffney.

The mother of an openly gay son , Brockmann is a proud member of PFLAG (Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians & Gays).

In her writing, Brockmann employs a device she calls Deep Point of View. She explains it in an interview with the online writers' journal Writers Write: "In my books, I use subjective point of view, but I'm not satisfied with merely showing the reader what that camera sees from its perch atop a character's head. I bring the camera down, inside of that character's head, so we see the world through that character's eyes. We hear things through his ears. We smell what he smells, feel what he feels, think what he think. With deep POV, I write using words that that character would use. I tell the story with that character's voice."

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"I'm sorry I called you a sewer rat who lives in a nest of horse manure."

He pulled his hand away from the silken softness of her face, hiding his sudden rush of emotion and need with a snort of laughter as he stood up. "No, you're not."

But she stood up, too, catching his hand in hers, bringing it up to the softness of her lips. She kissed his knuckles, and the featherlight sensation was totally unnerving.

"Yes, I am," she whispered. "I am sorry."

When she released his hand, he tried to convince himself that his sudden disappointment was in fact relief. But when she stepped even closer and reached up to touch the side of his face, he knew the truth. There was nothing in the world he wanted more than to kiss Marisala.

"We are friends," she said again. "When I'm with you, I can say what I want. And you--you can do the same, you know."

"I will," he whispered. He wanted to kiss her, but he'd never tell her that. He couldn't.

She pulled him close, not for a kiss, but to embrace him in a friendly hug.

He buried his face in the sweet-smelling mass of her beautiful hair. He could feel the softness of her breasts against his chest, feel her fingers lacing through his own hair, feel her thighs pressed against his as she stood on tiptoe.

And he was lost.

All he knew was that suddenly he was kissing her.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2013

    Ok

    This was an ok sequel to an earlier book about Liam's brother, Cal. Cal rescued Liam from his imprisoment with the help of his now wife. The first book was much better. This one had no intrigue like the first one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2012

    Freedom chapter one

    He opened his eyes looking into the rain. The kit had just been born two days ago, he'd also been abandoned by his father after his mother died giving birth to him.
    "You are a scrap of nothing. All my hatred mixed together!" His father yelled.
    All he remembered besides that was feeling cold wind and a white ice falling from the sky. Thats how he ended up there. The only question is how he was going to leave without getting hurt. The lonely kit stood up, his legs wobbiling, paw in front of paw he walked.

    A sharp piercing feeling hit his back. He started to see black, then amber eyes whoever they belonged to was holding him down. "Wuh-- where am I?" He whispered. There they were again those amber eyes, only this time the kit could see a body. The black and gray figure was bigger than he was. The animal was even bigger than the bush next to it." What are you?" The grey animal gave a deep growl his long muzzle was scratched and his mouth was red with blood.
    He got up racing away as fast as he could, the animal followed. Tripping over his own feet the kit gave up. He had nobody to call for, nobody who could take care of him, any body to live for. Then the kit realizd he did hav someone to live for. His father and his mother. Getting up the kit forced his paws to stick to the ground more and his legs to strech farther apart. The creature jumped. Looking into the amber eyes he saw the creature felt sympathy and caring. The creature got his paws off and jumped back. Waving the giant paw away," Go on kid before I change my mind the black and grey creature said. Freedom ran away, yeah freedom

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  • Posted August 10, 2011

    Good follow-up story

    This book follows up on the story of characters that were first introduced in "Forbidden." I expected more from this story, but I still enjoyed it and was excited to find out what happened to their characters.

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  • Posted November 17, 2008

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    Terrific

    In this Suzanne brings us one of her re-issued novels. Liam Bartlett spent time in a prison in San Salsutiano and the ghosts from his time there still haunt him, the one memory he can't forget is of a certain 15 year old freedom fighter named Marisala Bolivar. Well Marisala is all grown up now and has come to Boston to go to college and at the request of her uncle is relying on Liam to help her get settled the trouble is that each of them has held a flame for each other for years and now that flame is becoming a forest fire.<BR/>A wonderful story told only the way Suz can.

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