Linda Cajio has written twenty titles for the Loveswept imprint over the years, oftentimes naming her books after a rock or pop song. She has also written books for Kensington and Zebra, and has received a nomination from Romantic Times magazine for a career achievement award.
Hot and Bothered: A Loveswept Classic Romanceby Linda Cajio
Judith Collier is running away from her life. She needs peace and quiet to focus on a very difficult decision, and except for the distinct lack of any kind of modern amenities, the/b>
Celebrated author Linda Cajio unravels a tantalizing tale of a woman desperate to escape reality—and the rugged loner who’s all but given up on his dreams.
Judith Collier is running away from her life. She needs peace and quiet to focus on a very difficult decision, and except for the distinct lack of any kind of modern amenities, the isolated cove in Baja seems just about perfect. Judith knows that her wealthy and demanding family will never think to look for her in such a secluded spot. But there’s one major distraction: The most gorgeous man she has ever encountered lives in this cove. And Judith can’t escape from the reality of her physical response to him.
Paul Murphy has no interest in babysitting Judith. He came to the remote Baja village to heal from tragedy. Leaving the LAPD after ten years on the job, ending his marriage, and losing contact with his young daughter has left him with a stone-cold heart. And yet, this beautiful stranger just may have the power to shake his foundation to its core—and remind him what it’s like to believe in love again.
Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from these Loveswept titles: Taking Shots, Along Came Trouble, and Hell on Wheels.
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Hot and Bothered was a fun, entertaining story about two people that ran away from life issues only to find each other on a remote cove on the Baja peninsula in Mexico. Paul Murphy is living in his uncle’s home in Mexico. He left the LAPD after a tragedy involving a child, leaving his ex-wife and daughter behind. When another American shows up in his cove, he doesn’t know what to make of this woman who is obviously out of her element. Judith Collier is one of the heirs to a chocolate dynasty. Recently left a large number of shares in the family business by her aunt, she has been hounded by her family to relinquish her voting rights for a merger. Escaping to Mexico so she can research her decision more thoroughly, she discovers that some of her extended family members will go to great lengths to secure her votes. Paul and Judith are instantly attracted to each other, the pull is magnetic, but their lives are on totally different paths. Finding love was the last thing they expected. I did find the ending somewhat rushed but you still got a very hot and steamy romance where two wounded souls struggle to find themselves and love. Hot and Bothered was an enjoyable romance with lots of fun in the sun. This ARC copy of Hot and Bothered was given to me by Random House Publishing Group - Loveswept in exchange for a honest review. This book was set for publication May 13, 2013.