Lynne Graham’s Smouldering Heroes and the Kiss of Asphalt

Nobody writes tall, dark, and dangerous heroes bent on revenge as well as Lynne Graham! THE CONTAXIS BABY perhaps isn’t her best novel (I didn’t particularly like the heroine, who when we first meet her is a socialite living on Daddy’s money, and worse, a socialite with a bad taste not only in men but also in whom she befriends), but the hero, Sebasten, smoulders in a most enjoyable fashion throughout the novel. Here’s the blurb from Fictionwise:

In the gossip rags, socialite Lizzie Denton’s situation looks pretty ugly–Lizzie meets boy, Lizzie dumps boy, brokenhearted boy dies in horrific car crash. Suddenly he’s public enemy number one. And a disinherited heiress, to boot. No job, no home and only a designer wardrobe to keep her company. But the worst part is that the papers got it wrong, and Lizzie promised not to tell anyone the truth. Devastated by the death of his half brother, Greek tycoon Sebasten Contaxis decides to punish the woman responsible: Lizzie Denton. But when he discovers that the stunning woman he can’t keep his hands off–an inexplicable case of lust at first sight–is the same woman he’s been seeking, Sebasten alters his scheme. After all, one broken heart deserves another, right? And revenge is so much sweeter when it’s served in bed–that is, until Lizzie has some surprising news for him….

I love, love, love M&B revenge stories! 🙂 Or at least most revenge stories. I’ve recently read one in which the hero called the heroine a slut all through the novel — and then the author expected me to believe in their happily ever after. Um …. not likely!

Speaking of happily ever afters, my bike decided to let me kiss the asphalt today. Now I’ve got one bloody knee, one bloody elbow, and my whole right side is probably going to be one big bruise by tomorrow morning. Ah well … I think I totally deserve another bedtime story! Or perhaps a proper Gisborne smoulder? “I always think there’s a chance for you and me.” *happy, happy sigh*

5 thoughts on “Lynne Graham’s Smouldering Heroes and the Kiss of Asphalt

  1. Laura Vivanco

    my bike decided to let me kiss the asphalt today. Now I’ve got one bloody knee, one bloody elbow, and my whole right side is probably going to be one big bruise by tomorrow morning.

    That sounds really painful. I hope you get better quickly and aren’t as bruised as forecast. But was the bike in the pay of the asphalt, which wanted to give you a punishing kiss in order to exact its revenge?

  2. Carolyn

    Ouch! Oh, Sandy, I hope you feel better soon. Take a long hot soak in the tub.

    And yes, sir Guy of Gisborne, he smolders well! Much better than disturbing squirrel stories. LOL.

  3. Sandra Schwab

    But was the bike in the pay of the asphalt, which wanted to give you a punishing kiss in order to exact its revenge?

    Laura, I guess the asphalt mistook me for its secret mistress who ran away to give birth to its secret baby in total, well, secret, so the asphalt decided to take its revenge and cruelly tripped the bike to bestow a punishing, bruising kiss on me. (Clearly, the asphalt has read too many Mills & Boon modern romances and can now no longer distinguish between fiction and reality. The poor thing.)

    And yes, sir Guy of Gisborne, he smolders well!

    Well, he’s got guyliner! That totally helps with the black looks! *ggg*

    Much better than disturbing squirrel stories. LOL.

    Of all the disturbing bedtime stories, I like The Trouble at the Dinosaur Cafe best, I guess. The sight of a grown man feeding strawberry icecream to a small, furry, soft-toy dinosaur is just too cute!

  4. Laura Vivanco

    Clearly, the asphalt has read too many Mills & Boon modern romances and can now no longer distinguish between fiction and reality. The poor thing.

    Maybe it picked up the M&Bs when it was on a visit to family or friends in the UK:

    Old copies of Mills & Boon romantic novels are being used to help prolong the life of the UK’s newest road.

    In what is an unexpected twist, it has emerged that about 2,500,000 of the books were acquired during the construction of the M6 Toll.

    The novels were pulped at a recycling firm in south Wales and used in the preparation of the top layer of the West Midlands motorway, according to building materials suppliers Tarmac.

    The pulp which helps hold the Tarmac and asphalt in place also acts as a sound absorber and is vital in the construction of roads. (BBC News, 2003)

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