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Again and again
Johnson, Susan, 1939-
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New York : Brava ; Southampton : Mallard, 2002.
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249 pages ; 21 cm
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The award-winning, nationally bestselling author of sixteen novels, Susan Johnson is best known for her erotic love scenes... (Publishers Weekly). AGAIN AND AGAIN gives readers everything they expect from this skillful storyteller - and more. In the midst of a blizzard, Caroline Morrow's coach is waylaid at an inn on the outskirts of a small village. More happy than annoyed at the unexpected stop, she basks in the warmth from a crackling fire, until a voice from the past sends a chill down her spine. Lord Simon Blair emerges from the shadows - still handsome, still powerful. In a moment, recollections of their sensuous affair scorch the space between them, even though their liaison ended badly - with his infidelity and her flight into marriage. Now divorced and nearly penniless, Caroline cannot hide her dire straits from her former lover - or the thrill that courses through her at the sound of his seductive voice. An evening spent at cards becomes a night spent in bed, which turns into days of tantalizing bliss. But Caroline must make her escape.Tearing herself from Simon's arms, she finds her way to her new employer and takes up her new position as governess, only to learn that her surrender to Simon has whetted his appetite for more. And the chase is on.

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Susan Johnson was born in 1956 and grew up in Australia. She is a former journalist. She lives in London with her husband and two sons.

Susan Johnson was born in 1956 in Queensland. She is an Australian author of memoirs, literary fiction, short stories and essays. She has also worked as a journalist for Australian newspapers, journals, and magazines. She soon became an adjunct Professor of Creative Writing at Queensland University of Technology. Her titles include: The Broken Book, Life in Seven Mistakes, On Beauty, My Hundred Lovers, and The Landing. She has earned several awards including: Commonwealth Writers' Prize, National Biography Award, Nita Kibble Literay Award, and Vance Palmer Prize for Fiction.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Booklist Review

Caroline Morrow, divorced and almost penniless, reappears in England in 1821 after an absence of five years, to the delight of Lord Simon Blair, her former lover. Soon they are in bed again, and again, and again, as the apt title implies. Ultimately, despite willful tempers and disagreements and recriminations on both sides, Simon literally kidnaps Caroline from her employer's estate and marries, then impregnates her to the amazement of the ton. After a false scare over the baby, they realize that they love each other, and that they will live happily ever after. The minimal and silly plot serves merely as a backdrop for carefully described and frequently repeated ecstatic sex. To use their own words, the two are "in rut" for the entire story, which is the entire point. Johnson has written an extremely arousing erotic romance, but, irrelevant though it may be, it seems highly unlikely that the phrase "pissing me off" was used in 1821. --Mary K. Chelton

Publisher's Weekly Review

Nominally set in 1821, Susan Johnson's latest erotic historical romance dispenses with 19th-century formalities (not to mention language and mores). Aptly titled Again and Again, it tells the story of Lady Caroline Morrow, a blueblood fallen on hard times and forced to work as a governess. On the way to her new post, she runs into her childhood love, the rakish Simon Blair, who sets out to seduce her anew. Sex isn't enough, she tells him (in the parlor of a crowded inn), but it will be for fans of Johnson's heavy-breathing fiction. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved