Title: Dancing in the Moonlight
Author: RaeAnne Thayne
Publisher: Silhouette Special Edition
Copyright Date: 2006
Date Available: May 2006
Pages: 251 (eBook)
Series: 2nd of the Cowboys of Cold Creek
Book Description (back cover of print copy):
Lieutenant Magdalena Cruz had come home…but it wasn't the way she'd envisioned her return. And though all she wanted was to be alone, infuriatingly handsome Dr. Jake Dalton—of the enemy Daltons—wouldn't cooperate. And she needed him to, because the walls around her heart were dangerously close to crumbling every time he came near….Comments:
Jake had spent most of his life trying to get closer to Maggie, with little to show for it. But she was the woman he'd always wanted, and no injury in the world could change that. Now if only he could convince her that the woman who stood before him was beautiful, desirable, whole…and meant to be his….
I got this eBook free as one of those offered for Harlequin's 60th anniversary. (For anyone interested, it is available for free here.)
This was a nice read as far as the romance was concerned. But the meddling and hypocritical mother irritated me beyond belief. She's portrayed as being this wonderful woman, but she interferes in Maggie's decisions while being super-secretive about her own. Meddling mothers in books have become a huge pet peeve of mine. Grrr...
Anyway, beyond that... Magdalena is recovering both physically and emotionally. Considering what she's been through, she is a very strong character, despite some completely understandable moments of self-pity.