Body Language

Author: Suzanne Brockmann

Publisher: Bantam Books

Release Date: May 20, 2008

Blue Ribbon Rating: 4

Format: PRINT

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More lighthearted than Suzanne Brockmann’s famous Troubleshooters series, Body Language is a sweet, poignant story of unacknowledged love.  Clint McCade and Sandy Kirk have been friends since grade school, and have secretly loved each other for many years.  Sandy has always yearned for the stability that she didn't have as a child.  Clint loves the globetrotting nature of being a freelance camera man.  The differences in their lifestyles lead them to believe that they cannot be compatible together so they have remained close friends despite long periods of absence due to Clint’s career. 

After years of travel, Clint recognizes that he is missing a big part of his life, and realizes that what he needs is Sandy on a permanent basis.  He arrives at her condo late one night ready to confess his feelings.  He finds a warm, friendly welcome and Sandy's confession that she is in love with another man the lawyer and right-hand man to the politician whose documentary she is currently filming.


Brockmann calls this story her modern version of Pygmalion (My Fair Lady), and it manages to be just as entertaining as the original.  Clint soon finds that even though Sandy is in love, her target, James Vandenberg, doesn’t yet know of her interest.  Clint takes it upon himself to teach her the ropes of “courting” by introducing her to the delights of the game of body language.  He hopes to confess his feelings for Sandy somewhere between her lessons in attracting the opposite sex.  The story is fun and interesting with just enough tension between the two would-be suitors to add some spice.  Clint and Sandy are engaging and likable.  Their interactions illustrate their deep friendship as well as the stewing desire they share.  The feelings that they have cultivated over fifteen years of close friendship grow into a sweet and compelling story of love that is a pleasure to read.  This is a reissue of a Bantam Loveswept book that was published in May 1998. 

By Romance Junkies Reviewer: Darla

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