Kissing Comfort

Kissing Comfort

by Jo Goodman

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Overview

Bode DeLong knows that his playboy brother Bram isn't really in love with Miss Comfort Kennedy, even though it's clear that she's enamored with him. With Bram's motives for the engagement suspect, Bode figures the safest place for Comfort to be is in his arms. Now, Bode just needs to convince Comfort that the childhood fancy she has for his brother is no match for the incredible desire that sparks between them every time they touch.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

In 1870 San Francisco, foundling Comfort Elizabeth Kennedy is mortified when her childhood friend, shipping magnate Bram DeLong, announces that they are engaged, but she plays along when he promises they can break it off soon. The sham engagement sets off a cascade of events ensnaring Comfort's affable banker uncles, Bram's imperious mother, and his older brother, Bode, whose decades-old passion for Comfort ignites as blackmailers, kidnappers, and a menacing figure from Comfort's shadowy past close in. While bestseller Goodman (Never Love a Lawman) struggles to free her narrative from a weighty beginning and a several overly convoluted plot threads, and cameos by a freed slave and a Chinese maid are unfortunately caricatured, the cast of likeable, articulate characters—including the complicated, independent, and altogether impressive heroine—makes this an entertaining and sizzling offering for lovers of Gilded Age pageantry. (Sept.)

From the Publisher

"Danger, passion, and an ill-advised kidnapping are all part of this lively adventure that is a perfect read for fans of the West Coast Old West. VERDICT Deadly secrets that threaten the status quo, an enigma that is not easily resolved, and a well-matched pair of totally likable protagonists make this a romance to savor. Nicely done!" --Library Journal (starred review)

Library Journal

Caught off guard when her best friend, Bram DeLong, unexpectedly announces their engagement, Comfort Kennedy is too stunned to object. But Bram's brother, Bode, knows something is wrong, and as he has loved Comfort for years, he's not about to let go of his suspicions. Danger, passion, and an ill-advised kidnapping are all part of this lively adventure that is a perfect read for fans of the West Coast Old West. VERDICT Deadly secrets that threaten the status quo, an enigma that is not easily resolved, and a well-matched pair of totally likable protagonists make this a romance to savor. Nicely done! Goodman (Marry Me) lives in West Virginia. [Previewed in "Booked Solid," LJ 7/11, p. 30.]

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425243909
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/06/2011
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 811,260
Product dimensions: 4.30(w) x 6.78(h) x 1.11(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

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