Off Kilter

Off Kilter

3.8 29
by Donna Kauffman
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

Fire Down Below

Brash entrepreneur Roan McAuley has no problem getting naked. But being the only one in the room dropping kilt and giving plenty isn't his idea of fun--even if it's for the "Men of the Highlands" calendar and a good cause. However, getting feisty photographer Tessa Vandergriff all hot, bothered, and hungry is proving

…  See more details below

Overview

Fire Down Below

Brash entrepreneur Roan McAuley has no problem getting naked. But being the only one in the room dropping kilt and giving plenty isn't his idea of fun--even if it's for the "Men of the Highlands" calendar and a good cause. However, getting feisty photographer Tessa Vandergriff all hot, bothered, and hungry is proving irresistible. . .even though she's not his type. And even if the sizzling attraction between them is changing everything this roguish playboy thinks he knows about lust. . .and love.

Praise for Donna Kauffman and Her Novels

"Give me more." --Linda Howard on The Charm Stone

"Whimsical and sexy." --Jennifer Crusie on Your Wish Is My Command

"Donna Kauffman writes smart and sexy, with sizzle to spare!" --Janet Evanovich

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
In the second of a loosely related trilogy (after June 2010's Some Like It Scot), Kauffman spins a complex tale of personal rediscovery. Roped into posing for a sexy Highlander-hunk-of-the-month calendar contest, Roan McAuley is irritated and then intrigued by photographer Tessa Vandergriff. When he learns about her award-winning wartime credentials, Roan must re-examine what he knows of this odd, prickly woman, while Tessa tries to redefine herself and her life after the shell-shock of the battlefield. Startled at first by Roan's attentions, Tessa soon becomes pleased, but her fear of loss and memories of betrayal threaten to wreck the fledgling relationship. This rather ordinary romance is elevated beyond the average by a well-earned satisfactory ending and the unflinchingly honest description of a woman's emotional journey toward love and life. (Jan.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780758250896
Publisher:
Kensington
Publication date:
01/01/2011
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Donna Kauffman is the USA Today bestselling author of chick lit, paranormal romance, and sexy romance. Beverly Brandt writes chick lit and women's fiction, as well as romantic adventure under a psuedonym. Alesia Holliday is the author of American Idle and Nice Girls Finish First, and she writes young adult novels under a pseudonym. Erin McCarthy is the USA Today bestselling author of Bad Boys Online, Smart Mouth, and A Date With the Other Side.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

Off Kilter 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm a little over halfway through this book. It is one of the slowest moving books I've read in a long time. The characters are well developed and very likeable, but the slow moving plot is excruciatingly painful. I keep hoping it'll pick up in the next chapter, so far as of chapter 13 it hasn't happened. She damaged and he wants to help, next chapter same song and dance she's damaged and he wants to help. I'm tenacious and will read the book to the end even though I have to stop at the end of each chapter to go do something more interesting before I move to the next she's damaged and he wants to help chapter. If you read every third paragraph or chapter, you wouldn't miss anything important to the plot.:(
harstan More than 1 year ago
On the Scottish island of Kinloch (see Some Like It Scot) businessman Roan McAuley cannot understand why he agreed to pose in the monty as he must drop his kilt for the 'Men of the Highlands' calendar even if the cause is worthy; he muses that he should have donated money not nudity. Adding to his displeasure is the irritating iceberg photographer Tessa Vandergriff who he assumes is a centerfold fluff taker until he learns she is a highly regarded award-winning war coverage photojournalist who volunteered her time to raise money. Tessa suffers from post traumatic stress disorder from the cruelty she witnessed while covering war. She thinks Roan is a jerk until he shows his caring other side to her. As they fall in love, although he has personal issues too, she must overcome her fear of death that began as a child and affirmed as an adult if they are to forge a permanent relationship. The romance plays second fiddle to the strong character study of a shell-socked woman healing due to the patience of a kind hearted man. Readers will enjoy the relationship drama as first impressions prove false as Roan revises his re the cold photographer and Tess alters her re the philandering hunk. Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
NCLknfan More than 1 year ago
Am reading this now and am checking out the other reviews. I'm not the only one... this book is sloooooooooooow in the middle! Almost makes me not want to finish it. (And I finish everything.) It starts out fun, but then it's chapter after chapter of "how will be make her understand, he's not going anywhere." Ugh.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
sfc98 More than 1 year ago
I do not usually read romance novels, but I was pleasantly surprised that this one actually had some depth and a decent storyline. I did not read the first in this series and was concerned that I was at a disadvantage, I don't think I was, it took a little longer to be introduced to characters who were likely introduced in the first in the series, however it was easy to catch up. This was not a traditional romance filled with wild sex and intense descriptions but more a relationship that was tested and then flourished. It was at times wordy and descriptions were lengthy that wasn't in my opinion necessary. If you are looking for a romance novel that is not filled with mindless smut and has a story and a realness to it, I suggest you pick up this one.