Romance and Spring Fever

My grandfather had a saying for every occasion.

In the spring, he liked to chuckle and say, "Spring fever is when a young man's fancy turns to thoughts of love.

Look up spring fever in the dictionary.

You'll see it defined as "a feeling of languor or yearning brought on by the coming of spring."

Romance and Yearning

Romance authors are experts in yearning. We write about it all the time. Successful TV shows and movies depict yearning in nearly every story. A perfect example of yearning is the TV show The Catch which was unfortunately canceled after 2 seasons.

In Season 1 of The Catch, Ben yearns for Alice, a woman he wronged...a woman he knows he can never have, but that doesn't stop the yearning.

Alice yearns for Ben, even though she knows the man she loves wasn't real, plus, he stole everything from her. That devastation doesn't stop her from yearning for him.

In my novels, a man and a woman yearn for each other—often against their better judgment.

That's what creates the push-pull in a relationship that can be so emotional—and sometimes funny and even dangerous.

In Dead Heat, a super sexy romantic suspense, Sabrina yearns for John even though she believes being with him puts him in mortal danger plus she thinks he hates her because she betrayed him.

John yearns for Sabrina even though he doesn't trust her and can't believe a word she says because she "lies for a living."

How can these two ever get together? Easy peasy for a romance author. Okay, well, sometimes it isn't that easy. It takes work just like a relationship in real life.

Blurbing the Book

Sabrina Snow knew she was going to get herself killed if she didn’t get help.

Someone was after her, and he wasn't going to stop. She ran to the only man she trusted...the only man who had the skills to save her.

Too bad he probably hated her.

But she owed him the truth even though she'd wanted to keep the knowledge from him.

What if she were killed? John needed to know where to look.

If he'd hated her before, what would he feel once he learned the depth of her deception?

Navy SEAL John Galloway doesn't trust Sabrina. She lies for a living so how can he?

So what's he supposed to do when she shows up in the last place he ever expected to see her?

Dead Heat continues the story of the Galloway brothers and Outlaw Ridge, Texas, a romantic thriller series.

Takeaway Truth

Treat yourself to Dead Heat and have a great weekend reading. It's a Kindle Unlimited Free Read if you're a subscriber. If not, buy it and keep it forever. You may want to read it again and again.



Joan ReevesKeeping Romance Alive...One Sexy Book at a Time—is a NY Times and USA Today bestselling author of Contemporary Romance. All of her books have the same underlying theme that it’s never too late to live happily ever after.

Joan lives her Happily Ever After with her hero, her husband. They divide their time between a book-cluttered home in Houston and a small house at the foot of the Texas Hill Country where they sit on the porch at night, gaze at the star-studded sky, and listen to the coyotes howl.

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