By day, Eve Paludan is an editor of scholarly works at a university. By night, she writes romance novels and nonfiction books.
Her nonfiction series for Prima Publishing, The Romance Writer's Pink Pages: The Insider's Guide to Getting Your Romance Novel Published, was twice a #1 bestseller for Writer's Digest Book Club.
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- Lust on the Rocks
on March 15, 2012
Well-written legal romance with a smart heroine and sexy hero.
A skilled and emotional writer crafted this story. Don't let the chick-lit-ish title fool you. This is not light reading fare. It is a well-written romance novel with deep characterization and plenty of cerebral action as well as bedroom action. The love story is believable and rings true to life. Some of the conflicts involved pro-life discussion but it wasn't preachy and there were other conflicts and goals that took precedence in the story. The dialogue was snappy, intelligent and provided great pacing for the unfolding storyline. I enjoyed all of the legal life details, which provided many emotional nuances of what it means to be a female lawyer with a passionate private life as well as a busy professional life. I also like books where the heroine has a sister and they are very close, like this book. I think that, too often, romances don't have well-developed sidekicks for the hero and heroine; This romance succeeds where many romances don't because of the depth of characterization of all of the players. Courtroom scenes are tough to write but the author did it so well. I would have given the book five stars except for one subplot resolution, which felt a bit contrived, but I discovered a new author and look forward to reading her other books. Worth reading and recommended. Four stars. Eve Paludan, Author of The Man Who Fell from the Sky (Angel Detectives Case #1) and Letters from David