The moment her eyes locked on Colt Nightshade, she knew he was trouble. But Lieutenant Althea Grayson prided herself on being in control, and she wouldn't let her new partner ruin that. The man was a renegade, no respect for rules—and the worst part was he got to her. The way he challenged Althea's thinking, stared right into her eyes…and held her in his arms. What defense could her heart have when Nightshade didn't play fair?
Arson investigator Ryan Piasecki was a man who got the job done no matter what the obstacle…or how beautiful she was. Ambitious executive Natalie Fletcher's new business was going up in smoke, literally, and she needed Ryan's help to catch the arsonist. But if he wasn't careful, the sparks flying between him and this hothouse rose would erupt into a five-alarm blaze—and they'd both be engulfed by the Night Smoke.
Misti (USA: MO) (2007/04/25): this book is awsome but the back cover is bairly attached to the book, the glue came off
Sue (USA: MN) (2007/11/24): Two smokey Nora Roberts tales in one book! Hot!
wildhart (USA: LA) (2010/01/19): This second installment in the Night Tales trilogy features "Nightshade," in which two former lovers must cast aside their painful past and catch a killer, and "Night Smoke," in which a fierce passion is ignited between a beautiful business owner and an arson inspector. Nightshade: They sure were making cops in interesting packages these days. Colt Nightshade couldn't believe his luck partnering on a case with Lieutenant Althea Grayson. But the breathtaking detective was strictly by-the-book and had no use for Colt's easygoing renegade style. Thawing the heart of this enticing ice goddess just might be the toughest challenge Colt had ever faced. Night Smoke: He had a reputation for being abrasive, aggressive and annoying - but if Natalie Fletcher was going to save her business, she needed arson investigator Ryan Piasecki's help. The classy executive was accustomed to being in control and Ry's arrogance was utterly infuriating ... and oddly irresistible. Only, as the sparks flew, danger was hot on their trail.