Caroline Cross will never forget the first time she read a Silhouette Desire. A then inveterate reader of everything except category romance, she found herself swept up in the magic that happens when two strong people fall irrevocably in love against all odds.
It was both a moving and exhilarating experience, and one she does her best to recreate for her readers.
Caroline was born in eastern Washington State. Horse crazy from the age of two, she drove her parents nuts for the next eight years begging to be allowed to own her own horse. Eventually she wore them down, and spent the next years riding all over the county, daydreaming, and making up stories when not training and attending horse shows.
She later attended college, learning all sorts of interesting things while never really figuring out what she wanted to do. After majoring in political science (a really practical choice!), she held a variety of jobs from working on the prototype of the first floppy disk to being assistant manager at a fabric store.
She got married to a very special guy on a hot summer day, and in the next few years had two wonderful daughters. When her kids got the chicken pox--first one, then the other--she found herself housebound with nothing left to read but the instructions on the lid of the washing machine.
A kind neighbor brought her a bag of books and that was her introduction to the romance genre. Hooked from the very beginning, within a month she decided to try writing herself. Three years later, she made her first sale.
She feels blessed (not to mention relieved, as is her family) to have finally found her niche. It's a sentiment echoed by readers and reviewers. She was thrilled to be the Romance Writers of America 1999 RITA Award-winner for her short contemporary, The Notorious Groom. She's also been the recipient of the Romantic Times Magazine Reviewers' Choice Award for Best Silhouette Desire, and has twice been the choice of Pacific Northwest readers for Emerald City Keeper Awards.
She now lives outside Seattle with her husband and daughters, one very large hairy dog, and one picky little Siamese cat.
For Caroline, every new book is an adventure. She loves strong, larger-than-life heroes, heroines with the courage to take chances, the roller coaster ride of two special people coming together--and always, happy endings.
Tempt Meby Caroline Cross
He was chained to her bed.
Ex-Army Ranger John Taggert Steele couldn't believe the pretty little mess he was in. The case should have been easy: Track down runaway murder witness Genevieve Bowen and return her to police custody. But somehow he ended up shackled to the sassy brunette's bed--and rather than thinking how to get out of it, he was/p>/b>
He was chained to her bed.
Ex-Army Ranger John Taggert Steele couldn't believe the pretty little mess he was in. The case should have been easy: Track down runaway murder witness Genevieve Bowen and return her to police custody. But somehow he ended up shackled to the sassy brunette's bed--and rather than thinking how to get out of it, he was sorely tempted to get Genevieve in it so he could teach her a much-needed lesson in domination.
Because one way or another he'd regain control, and show her what happens when you play with a desperate man's heart.
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I picked this book up because I needed a good read while I was recovering from a nasty bout with the flu. And this book had one aspect I love: military. Even if he was ex-military, it still qualified! Of course the part on the back that said, 'He was changed to her bed,' sort of got my attention. I couldn't fathom how that happened! I have to say, it was a rather interesting, and in some ways humorous, set of circumstances that brought that about. I really enjoyed the whole book to be honest. John Taggert Steele was a very human character and his story just made your heart go out to him. Even Genevieve's story made you feel for her, though not as much as John's story. Although the romance seemed to come about rather quickly, it was still a good read and really got you were it counts -- in the heart. Both characters have flaws that draw you to them and make you want to see them find healing solace with the other.