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Blake, Jennifer, 1942-
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Don Mills, Ont. : Mira, [2000]

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379 pages ; 18 cm
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In the third and final book of the Benedict Trilogy, Sheriff Roan Benedict falls for a woman he just shot in a convenience store robbery. Trish has mysterious bruises and rope burns. And Benedict is suspicious of her claims that she doesn't remember what happened. But it's clear someone is trying to kill her and Benedict wants to keep her safe.

Author Notes

Best-selling romance author, Jennifer Blake was born in Louisiana in 1942.

She has written over 50 titles which have been published in 18 languages. Her titles include "Arrow to the Heart," "Silver-Tongued Devil," "Bride of a Stranger," "Royal Seduction," "Garden of Scandal," and the "Southern Gentlemen" series. Blake also writes mysteries under the pseudonymn Patricia Ponder, gothic romances as Elizabeth Treherne, contemporary romances as Patricia Maxwell and Maxine Patrick.

Blake's works have earned her numerous awards and honors. She is Writer-in-Residence for the University of Northeastern Louisiana, and is a charter, and honorary, member of Romance Writers of America. In addition to those honors, she has received a Golden Treasure Award for Lifetime Achievement from Romance Writers of America and the Frank Waters Award for Excellence in Fiction and she was inducted into the RWA and Affaire de Coeur Romance Halls of Fame.

Blake currently resides in Louisiana.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Publisher's Weekly Review

The third installment in Blake's lighthearted Louisiana Gentleman series (after Kane and Luke) introduces small-town Sheriff Roan Benedict. The sheriff is chasing down a speeding van whose occupants have robbed the local grocery store when one of the van's occupants leaps out and rolls down a hill. Roan shoots and hits the person in the shoulder; an old-fashioned Southern gentleman, he is distressed to find that he's shot a woman, so he tenderly administers first aid while waiting for the ambulance. Tory insists that she was kidnapped and doesn't know the names of the two men with her, but Roan is skeptical. After the two men try to get into the hospital where she is staying, Roan takes Tory to his house to continue her recuperation. Slowly, her story unfolds: she's trying to outrun her ex-fianc‚ and her stepfather, both of whom want access to her fortune. Roan, while fighting his attraction to Tory, still isn't convinced she's being truthful, though he starts to believe her when the nasty former boyfriend shows up. Blake, author of more than 38 romances and historicals, knows that playful dialogue and sexy teasing will keep readers turning the pages despite lightweight emotional content. (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved