AGAINST HER BETTER JUDGMENT by Evelyn Palfrey
As a judge, Beverly Polk has had her share of crazy warnings and threats. Now, the Chief of Police seems to feel that a recent convict, sentenced by
Beverly, is a true threat to her. Without her knowledge, the chief contracts a private investigator to watch over and protect
Beverly. Devon Carter, Private Investigator, certainly doesn’t take no for an answer. From mandatory shooting lessons to self-defense to escorts to-and-from the courthouse, he moves in and takes over
Beverly begins to rely on
Devon for more than just protection, but she can’t imagine her life with a man so much younger than she. As the threat to
Beverly escalates and she’s faced with a dangerous stranger, she doesn’t realize that
Devon might have a secret of his own that they will have to overcome to be together.
STORMY WEATHER by Laura Castoro
Beverly Freeman opens her eyes to find a world gone dark and a stranger yelling her name. Driving in the rainstorm probably wasn’t smart, but at least she’s alive. Thanks to Will Solomon, an off-duty fireman, Beverly is rescued from the wreck of her car just before it fills with rain water and drowns her. A broken nose and wrist seem a small price to pay for ending up alive, and Will’s sudden attention seems like a strange bonus.
Beverly is sure that he’s just concerned about her because of the accident. She’s so much older than he is that he couldn’t possibly be interested in her. However, his after-dinner kisses seem to say otherwise.
Beverly finds herself fighting old instincts and control issues in her bid to allow Will to get a little closer to her. Will doesn’t seem to take no for an answer anyway.
COUGAR TALES is a heartwarming anthology of women who find love at long last. Rather than three women prowling for younger studs, the women of COUGAR TALES live honest, hard working lives and manage to attract the attention of some younger, equally realistic men. The stories are all different enough to offer a fresh and interesting perspective, and the characters are engaging and compelling. COUGAR TALES is a great read for those who need to remember that age is only a number and love can’t count!