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Judy Croome: Author on the Prowl

Judy Croome lives, writes and reads in Johannesburg, South Africa.  A novelist & poet, Judy loves cats, exploring the meaning of life, chocolate, rainy days and cats (who already appear to have discovered the meaning of life.) Visit Judy on www.judycroome.com or join her on Twitter @judy_croome

Falling for the Guy Next Door (Corkscrew Bay) - Claire Robyns What do you do when the gorgeous guy next door has itchy feet and exits running super fast after the sizzling chemistry finally gets you together between the sheets?

When acclaimed photographer Jack returns to Corkscrew Bay, romance writer and homebody Megan finds it hard to forget her pain when, after their single night of passion, Jack ran like a startled rabbit!

But neither Megan nor Jack counted on the effects of a passion that wouldn't die and a friendship that kept on drawing them back together ...

FALLING FOR THE GUT NEXT DOOR is a contemporary romance that captures some of the intensity of Robyns' fantastic historical romances, while retaining the fun & flirty style that is the trademark of her contemporary romances.

Megan and Jack, though, are deeper and more wounded than Robyns' previous contemporary characters. Jack's desertion wounded Megan deeply, but no matter how hard she resists, the chemistry between them is too strong. It's only when she begins to realise how deeply his childhood has scarred him that she begins to love him again. The question is, can Jack ever stay?

Both the main and secondary characters are very real and appealing. Megan's desperate attempts to keep Jack's appeal at bay provide some good laughs, while her deeper emotions are those anyone who's felt unrequited love will recognise.

An entertaining and enjoyable read, a perfect end to a stressful day.