by Joanne Rock
January 1, 2002
Available in: Paperback
Sociology scholar Madeline Watson can't wait to undertake the study of human mating rituals for her dissertation. Too bad the university thinks she's spent too much time in the ivory tower to undertake such an racy subject. Now she needs to shed her good girl image in a hurry, and she knows just the man to help....
Mechanic-turned-teacher Cal Turner is definitely not ready to provide the kind of lessons Maddy's looking for. Despite his long- standing reputation as a rebel, Cal needs to turn his life around now that guardianship of his younger sister is on the line. But once Maddy decides to turn herself into a bad girl extraordinaire, Cal has no choice but put out the fire in her wake, or get caught up in the blaze along with her!
Three-time RITA nominee Joanne Rock has never met a romance sub-genre she didn’t like. The author of over seventy books currently writes sexy contemporary stories for Harlequin Desire and small town romance for Harlequin Superromance. An optimist by nature and perpetual seeker of silver linings, Joanne finds romance fits her life outlook perfectly—love is worth fighting for. A frequent speaker at regional and national writing conferences she enjoys giving back to the writing community that nurtured and inspired her early career. She has a Masters degree in Literature from the University of Louisville but credits her fiction writing skills to her intensive study with fellow author and friend Catherine Mann. When she’s not writing, Joanne enjoys travel, especially to see her favorite sports teams play with her former sports editor husband and three athletic-minded sons.