January 6, 2009
As Valentine’s Day nears, Jane devises a plan to reveal her long-hidden love for
her estranged best friend, Ethan. She decides to pen a poem for him every week
until Valentine’s Day, sending them anonymously. Her hope? That the object of
her affection will be so intrigued by the outpouring of her heart that it will
kindle a like sentiment in him when she finally announces her identity to him.
The letters definitely get Ethan’s attention, but when Jane becomes the target
of a mysterious vandal, the danger she is in takes center stage in his mind.
The first attack gives him the perfect reason to renew his acquaintance with an
old friend, but then something odd happens – he realizes that his feelings for
Jane go far beyond friendship.
Ethan wants Jane, all right, but first the sexy lawman has to keep her safe from
the danger stalking her.
Do you want to know why I like reading author Janice Maynard’s work? HOT
MAIL is a perfect example of why. This book has it all – sweet romance,
sexy love scenes, and even a little bit of suspense.
Ms. Maynard uses one of my favorite themes in this story – long-time friends who
find true love in each other’s arms. Really, is there anything better than the
idea of finding a soul mate in someone you can call a friend? Combining passion
with friendship is a splendid recipe for a happy ending.
Jane is certainly a sympathetic character. She has loved Ethan from afar for
years, playing the part of his platonic buddy while watching him date other
women. Watching as she finally grabs life – or love, in this case – by the
horns and makes one last attempt to seize romantic happiness for herself with
the man of her dreams is inspiring. Of course, plans often have a way of going
awry, and hers doesn’t go exactly the way she imagined.
When Ethan walks back into her life after a break-in, he isn’t quite prepared
for the new feelings he finds he has for her. Lucky for Jane, Ethan adapts
quickly, although he is understandably frightened of scaring off Jane now that
he finally has her back in his life. Too bad he doesn’t realize sooner she is
already hopelessly in love with him. Then again, what kind of romance story
would it be if he did? LOL
HOT MAIL is a wonderfully sweet and suspenseful romance that will
make you long for a relationship with a foundation as strong as the one Ethan
and Jane build theirs on. This book is definitely a keeper!
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