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Unfortunately, her subject is uncooperative. Jack hates being front-page news, but he's found what may be the most valuable space rock in the ...
Unfortunately, her subject is uncooperative. Jack hates being front-page news, but he's found what may be the most valuable space rock in the world: a potentially lifebearing meteorite from Mars. Publicity will drive up the price so he agrees to one interview.
Charlie offers Jack a business proposition. He counters with a most unusual proposal: a marriage of convenience. As Charlie fights to adopt a daughter and Jack fights to keep his priceless discovery, they come together with a passion that astonishes both of them.
Originally published by Berkley Books, Penguin Group, USA
Posted May 21, 2004
In Manhattan, freelance reporter Charlie Bresland is conducting an interview of famous meteorite hunter Jack Lanett for the New York Times. Jack and his partner Miguel MacPherson are controversial figures because they sell many of their findings to the highest bidder. Currently thy have on auction a Shara-Mars gem that has angered bio-astronomer Dr. Peter Burke who believes all findings belong to science not a collector, but never takes the monetary or on site risks outside his Princeton classroom to retrieve a rock............................ After an incident with a dog and his insistence she wear her hair down, Charlie proposes to write a book on Jack, an endeavor he opposes because he has a secret to hide. She explains that she must change jobs from real life adventure writer to a more sedate job so she can adopt a child. Jack shocks her when he tenders a different option; he proposes marriage. Already attracted to Jack, Charlie considers whether marriage will give her everything she wants: a loving husband, a cherished child, and a loyal dog, but can she keep a secret if he reveals to the woman he is falling in love with what he has hidden from the world............................ Though Charlie¿s obsession to adopt and her need to rescue cats and dogs are not clarified until late in the novel, fans will appreciate this cotemporary romance starring two individuals with different reasons to marry. The altruistic Charlie wants to do the right thing for society while Jack has a secret he dreads surfacing. Readers will appreciate this fun tale of two people falling love though they wedded for the wrong reasons............................... Harriet Klausner
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Posted September 1, 2004
Nancy Herkness has penned another gem of a book in Shower of Stars. Charlotte ¿Charlie¿ Berglund has bagged an interview with hotshot meteorite hunter Jack Lanett. Their first meeting is electric. Charlie has always wanted a child but after several miscarriages and a failed marriage, she is looking to adopt. Jack is intrigued by Charlie. She is different from the other women he has known. Jack has overcome a troubled past to become the man he is today. Jack proposes a marriage of convenience when Charlie encounters a roadblock in her quest to adopt. What starts out as a simple arrangement grows into an all-consuming passion. Shower of Stars is a book to treasure. Jack and Charlie have a tangible connection. The passion and chemistry is outstanding. I really enjoyed all the facets of this book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 4, 2004
I wished the book would keep going! I enjoyed learning about metorites, meteor hunters and the Kuvasz. The story captured my attention immediately. I can't wait for Nancy's next novel.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 8, 2004
Charlie Berglund wants a child so bad she can taste it. But when the social worker tells her that her job may cause her a problem with adopting a baby from China Charlie decides to write a book on Jack Lanett the meteorite hunter. Jack doesnt want to have a book written about himself because of a secret hes hiding so he makes a proposal....of marriage. Soon these two strike up a romance thats HOT! Will Charlie get her baby and maybe the sexy meteorite hunter too? You will see as soon as you read the book! :-) Nancy Herkness has written another winner! Sexual tension right from the jump and an unforgettable story! Get this one you will devour every page of it!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 14, 2011
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