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Posted October 14, 2013
Posted July 31, 2013
I spent this weekend reading Sandra Chastain's novel "The Scarlet Lady". This was a great story about Katie Carithers, a sister who is the only one who doesn't see her brothers addiction in determination to protect her after their parents' death. After her brother looses the family home on another gambling spree, Katie, a homely accountant, decides to dress up in a sexy distracting outfit and fleece the gambler whom she believes fleeced her "innocent" brother, in order to get their home back. She didn't plan on the instant attraction to the gambler everyone calls "Montana" who is the owner of the river boat casino called the "The Scarlet Lady". The attraction gets so hot, she gives up on the game even though she is winning, only to meet him again later.
Overall this was a fun novel. Not very long, but still a good story that wasn't too cliché. It had a few surprises in it toward the end to keep it interesting and a really hot romance to keep it going. Chastain writes a great story. While Katie does seem a bit naïve when she gives all the money she earns back to her brother to pay off his debts (I wanted to strangle her), she still was a great character and I found myself sympathizing with her. Overall, I give this story a 4 out of 5 stars rating and a heat index of 3 of 5 stars.
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Posted May 10, 2013
Posted February 28, 2013
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