The New York Times bestselling author of Harbor Island delivers nonstop suspense and pulse-pounding romance in this thrilling mystery that “proves once and for all that opposites not only attract, they sizzle” (Jayne Ann Krentz, New York Times bestselling author).
Vermont newspaper editor Cozie Hawthorne is astounded by the money she makes when her essay collection becomes a bestseller. But she has no plans to let the success go to her head. She’s more than content to keep her rusted Jeep and live in an old house that seems to attract more bats than men.
Daniel Foxworth, renegade son of the Texas oil Foxworths, specializes in putting out chemical fires. At least he did until someone sabotaged his helicopter and almost killed him. The prime suspect is Cozie’s brother and evidence is piling up as fast as the attraction is growing between Daniel and Cozie. When she finds out that the sexy Texan is out to prove her brother’s guilt, Cozie is determined to find out who’s really after Daniel. But as danger mounts, Daniel faces an even greater challenge: winning Cozie’s trust...before someone ends up dead.
Neggers, who has been writing award-winning romantic fiction since the mid-1980s, weighs in with the story of bestselling novelist Cozie Hawthorn and Texas wildcatter Daniel Foxworth. After his helicopter explodes in mid-air, nearly killing him and his partner, Daniel must prove the copter was sabotaged or accept the possibility of his own negligence as a pilot. Cozie's brother, Seth, who had been at the scene moments before liftoff, is his only suspect. Hoping Cozie will lead him to Seth, Daniel rents her converted mill house in Woodstock, Vt. Cozie has enough problems without Daniel snooping around; she's trying to come to terms with her new-found fame while dealing with an increasingly terrifying anonymous telephone caller. Witty dialogue and vivid descriptions of autumn in Vermont are more than enough reason to forgive a thin plot and an uninspired ending.