Indiscretions (Harlequin Blaze)

Indiscretions (Harlequin Blaze, #548) - Lori Borrill "Indiscretions" surprised me on the level of the story involved inbetween the steamy scenes of the hero and heroine. I didn't think I'd sympathize with Rachel Winston at first because she seemed like a carbon copy of many "celebrities gone awry" and would likely end up not owning up to her mistakes. However, the story proved me wrong and I actually grew to sympathize with her over the course of the story. She's sentenced to work at a resort for thirty days of community service (after losing her temper, chucking a phone and hurting someone in the process). In starting her service project, she happens to fall for her rather workaholic, no-nonsense boss Marc Strauss. The chemistry between them is very believable, and I found the writing supported both characters and their respective interactions very well. Both characters end up growing and discovering aspects of themselves as their relationship goes forth. Granted, the story somewhat ties up a little neater than I expected, but I believed it, and loved that Marc and Rachel were both able to own up to their mistakes in the end. I did feel a little underwhelmed by the supporting characters, but since the hero and heroine were so strongly asserted, I was still able to enjoy it for what it offered. Overall score: 3/5