Monday, September 18, 2006
Ladies' Man *****
Ladies' Man is one of Suzanne Brockmann's earlier work. This is one of the books that was hard to find and originally published in 1997. It was intended to be a free bonus book for Loveswept mail-order subscribers. When the promotion was discontinued, Bantam Dell decided to re-issue it this year in 2006. Thanks to the re-issue I now own a copy *grin*
I have read a few of Suzanne Brockmann's earlier work and I love most of them. There is going to be something about each book that I won't like, but at the end, she always manage to make me fall in love with the them anyway. I admit, I always seem to have a little trouble getting along with a few of Brockmann's heroines. I guess maybe it's because they're alway treating the heroes indifferently. It becames so annoying that you just want to yell at them. But when they redeem themselves at the end, you end up forgiving them. But with Ladies' Man it isn't the case. I didn't have that much trouble with the heroine and I thought that she was somewhat likeable. My only small problem is that I wish she didn't focus on the age difference too much.
Ellen is a Yale professor and single mom, who decided to spend the summer in New York City with her kids. And she was to stay with Uncle Bob Osborne, a well known late night television host.
Sam Schaefer , a NYPD detective, was sent to Kenny airport to meet Alma, Ellen's Great-Aunt, due to arrangements made by a famous writer, T.S Harrison. He met Ellen and decided that he liked her. Since Harrison was supposed to be there to write a biography about Bob Osborne, everyone assumed that Sam was T.S.
Sam and Ellen had a great time together and a one night fling in the limousine. But the next day Ellen felt that they made mistake and tried to avoid him. The only problem is that Sam wasn't going to let her go and he intended to get her to admit that their relationship is real.
A stalker had been crank calling and sending threat letters to Ellen and her family. Sam wasn't sure who the stalker was after, but he make sure to protect Ellen and her family. And what happens at the ending was very emotionally moving (to me that is *grin*)
Ladies' Man was fast, sweet, sizzling hot and romantic. I loved it. But not as much as I loved "Letter to Kelly" and I think readers should try it :)