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Posted by Kristi Ahlers on 1/6/2006
Diana Palmer's "Night Fever" is a classic romance that's being re-released for the first time in over a decade. This read is very romantic and sensual and one that will entertain the reader for sure.
Rebecca Cullen has a hard life but she doesn't let that get her down. Her mother died when she was young, her father ran off, one brother insists on hanging with the wrong people, and her grandfather is sick. She works all day at the law office, and comes home to take care of her little family. She is twenty-four and has no social life. What she does have though is a rather entertaining relationship with a man that works in her building. He annoys her, she snipes at him...it's not perfect but it's something. Than her brother Clay gets arrested. It's a well-known fact that the D.A. is hard on crime and harder on crime related to drug use. She knows that there is little she can do but with the help of her boss (another lawyer) she hopes to talk this strict D.A. to accept a possible plea bargain. Imagine her shocked surprise when she finds out that the D.A. is none other than the obnoxious elevator man! No what?
Rourke Kilpatrick takes his job of D.A seriously. When the pretty but young Rebecca comes to is office trying to help her brother he reluctantly agrees but warns that he won't do it again a second time. He has enjoyed their sparing matches in the elevator and he didn't like seeing the downtrodden look in her eye when she came to him for help. This is just the beginning of a relationship that neither can imagine having but at the same time turning their backs on. Will these two lonely people finally find the love that they each deserve?
Rourke and Becky were wonderfully drawn characters. Their romance is very sensual not in action but in how they grow together as a couple. Although at times Becky's naïve nature wears thin, it's still true to her character so readers should be patient when coming to this portion of the story. Ms. Palmer tackles a very dark subject regarding drugs, which is sadly always timely so this read won't seem dated despite the fact that it was originally penned in the early nineties. Truly this is a classic love story and one that I highly recommend.
Posted by demeter1957 on 12/13/2009
I have been a fan of Diana Palmer's since the beginning. I really loved this book. I have re-read this book a few times and I don't normally do that but Diana Palmer can write to my heart. I can feel the pain of the women that she writes about. I feel for them and at the same time get upset with them. This book is no different. The main woman in the story has a heavy load and carries it because love for her family has made her a prisoner. In the process she finds someone that maybe she could love but at first he really annoys her. It is comical the way they talk to each other. He is arrogant and she is just plain frustrated with him. In the process of all of this, they fall in love.
Diana can build characters that I can relate to and grow to love. That is the best thing to me. One other thing about this book that I like is that the main man in the book is half Native American and how he dealt with that growing up. Diana Palmer has a few books with the Native American man. If you like the Native American male in a book try her other books called Paper Roses or Before Sunrise.
I have read some of the other comments and while they thought is was a bit sappy I loved it. It is one of my favorites.
Posted by Anonymous on 10/30/2000
She had never longed for love like this...
Rebecca Cullen didn't want to fall in love with Rourke Kilpatrick. At 24, she was saddled with the job of raising her teen brothers, tending their Georgia farm, and earning a living--responsibilities that all but choked her hopes for a personal life. Then Becky's brother was arrested on drug charges, and she had to see the district attorney. D. A. Rourke Kilpatrick was notorious for his hard line against drugs. His good looks struck Rebecca as forcefully as his misbegotten blind justice. But to her surprise, he telephoned her, showed sympathy, and seemed to want to get to know her. Then, one night, his lips touched hers, and all she wanted was to feel his strong body against hers--forever. But was the man she fell in love with just using her to investigate a crime? And could she really trust a man who had the power to destroy her--and break her heart?
Posted by Alicia E. Flores on 1/29/2005
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SHE HAD NEVER LONGED FOR LOVE LIKE THIS...
Rebecca Cullen didn't want to fall in love with Rourke Kilpatrick. At 24, she was saddled with the job of raising her teen brothers, tending their Georgia farm, and earning a living-responsibilities that all but choked her hopes for a personal life. Then Becky's brother was arrested on drug charges, and she had to see the district attorney.
D.A. Rourke Kilpatrick was notorious for his hard line against drugs. His good looks struck Rebecca as forcefully as his misbegotten blind justice. But to her surprise, he telephoned her, showed sympathy, and seemed to want to get to know her. Then, one night, his lips touched hers, and all she wanted was to feel his strong body against her-forever. But was the man she fell in love with just using her to investigate a crime? And could she really trust a man who had the power to destroy her-and break her heart?
Posted by P. Seekamp on 1/22/2006
This was an wxcellent book. When it started Becky kept running into this man with a cigar in his hand and she was getting annoyed by him. Then when her brother got into trouble and she had to talk to the District Attorney and found out that it was him she was shocked. As the book went on I started to hate the District attorney Mr. Kilpatrick because he was using Becky to get to her brother.
Suddenly I started to feel sorry for him because he relized how he felt about her and he knew that she was pregnant but she wouldn't have anything to do with him. I cheered when she married him and I cried at the end when her brother got out of jail thanks to Mr. Kilpatrick.
I definitely recommend this book to read.