Author: Erin St Clair – aka – Sandra Brown
Synopsis from Goodreads:
Laney McLeod’s life changes the minute she finds herself stuck in a high-rise elevator in Manhattan. Fighting her rising panic, she relies on a handsome stranger to help overcome her claustrophobia. The man, Deke Sargent, is just as attracted to this beautiful and vulnerable woman as she is to him.
When the power comes back on, Deke and Laney find themselves in a passionate embrace that soon leads to a night of love in his apartment. Shocked at her own brazenness, Laney disappears the next morning. Months later, she receives an even greater shock: Deke shows up with an astounding announcement.
Unable to forget the chemistry between them, but afraid that she’s just another notch on this wealthy playboy’s bedpost, Laney is about to discover that her resistance to Deke hides an even deeper fear.
In Words of Silk Sandra Brown displays her uncanny grasp of the struggle between doubt and desire, caution and hope — the quiet battle that rages deep within the human heart
I decided to review this one today (even though I read it a while ago) due to the occasion – HAPPY V DAY BY THE WAY
I wouldn’t go so far as to give it 5 stars… maybe about 4.5 – as it is by far not one of her best novels, but for what it is its pretty dang awesome.
What is it? It’s a one day read that makes you believe in love again. It’s quick and easy and without stress. No suspense – but do not take this to mean that there is no excitement or thrill. After putting it down I felt relaxed and happy. And in love with love all over again.
I completely connected with Laney, if this is because I am petrified of the dark, or because she was just a loveable character really isn’t all that important to be, but I have to admit I wanted to climb into the book and whack Deke over the head quite a few times. Who on earth is that controlling?
I got completely caught up in the romance. How much she fought against it and how hard she fell in the end. I became invested in the outcome. Raged with Laney. Despaired with Deke. Fell in love with both of them. And rejoiced with both of them – I won’t spoil it for you but I will tell you this – be prepared for double the fun 😉
The only drawback is, this book is ancient. Published in 1984 as a Harlequin romance your probably more likely to find it in a used bookstore then aywhere else (which is where I found mine).