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by Mary Lynn Baxter
     
 

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The moment Collier Smith pulled to a stop on that rainy Tennessee mountain road and gently led the dazed, badly bruised woman into the warmth and safety of his car, his own life was shattered.

Brittany Banks was the wrong woman at the wrong time. But could there ever be a right time? He was a high-powered attorney on the fast track for a federal

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The moment Collier Smith pulled to a stop on that rainy Tennessee mountain road and gently led the dazed, badly bruised woman into the warmth and safety of his car, his own life was shattered.

Brittany Banks was the wrong woman at the wrong time. But could there ever be a right time? He was a high-powered attorney on the fast track for a federal judgeship, engaged to a prominent socialite. Brittany Banks was a vulnerable beauty from the wrong side of town. And, in a cruel twist of fate, she was a reminder of the past he had struggled to forget. So why her, why now? Why this insatiable longing, this fierce need to protect her, to possess her—a need that will drive him deeper into her world…perhaps at the cost of his own.

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Publishers Weekly
When prominent Tennessee attorney Collier Smith first meets beautiful Brittany Banks, she is wandering in the rain along a remote highway. Though bruised and beaten, she refuses to be treated at a hospital, so Collier has no choice but to take her with him to his cabin retreat until the rain lets up and he can take Brittany home to her humble trailer. With little verbal communication between them, their physical awareness of each other is a constant presence, and it compels Collier to visit Brittany again several days later even though their association could ruin his career. Collier is in the running for a federal judgeship, but a rich, power-hungry local is determined to see him fail. In addition, his self-absorbed girlfriend, Lana, wants to be engaged soon. The sexual attraction between Collier and Brittany is palpable, but it is a tenuous foundation for their difficult relationship, which is limited to a couple of dinners together and his sporadic visits to her trailer. Several plot twists will also give readers pause Brittany's brother, Tommy, is in prison for causing the accident that left Collier's stepbrother a paraplegic, and Brittany's attacker on that rainy night happens to be Collier's nemesis. In the end, it's too much of a stretch to accept these coincidences or to imagine Brittany and Collier's mutual lust giving way to life-altering love. (May) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9781460306291
Publisher:
Harlequin
Publication date:
10/15/2012
Sold by:
HARLEQUIN
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
490,016
File size:
900 KB

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Like Silk 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! There was so much going on in the story that I could'nt put it down. I would highly recommend it to everyone.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Three years ago in Tennessee, Jackson was the family fair-haired boy on his way to a judgeship until the car accident left him paralyzed. The driver of the other vehicle Tommy Banks resides in jail for driving drunk, but swears he was slipped a Mickey. Now Jackson¿s stepbrother Collier Smith is the family member one step away from a federal bench appointment.

Everything changes for Collier when he finds a dazed Brittany wandering the mountain road. Apparently, an enemy of his family accosted and beat her up before deserting her. Collier takes her to safety though she is Tommy¿s sister. As Collier falls in love with Brittany, he has decisions to make, as she is bad for his political career. Adding to his difficulty is pressure Tommy puts on him to help get him released from prison. Will Collier choose love or family loyalty and power for he cannot have both?

Though a star-crossed love story between a person from the wrong side of the tracks and an elitist has been told a zillion times in novels and movies, Mary Lynn Baxter provides a compassionate spin on the theme through a strong cast. The story line is character driven especially by Collier, torn between his love for Brittany and his familial obligations enhanced by the bitterness of Jackson and the machinations of Tommy. Fans will enjoy this tale, but feel that though Mary Lynn Baxter resolved the prime theme in an exemplary manner, the talented author left too many sub-plots dangling as if a sequel is planned.

Harriet Klausner