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Family, loyalty, love, sex and revenge steam up the pages in this sometimes frustrating but ultimately satisfying romance set in present-day Alabama. Bestselling author Howard (After the Night) portrays orphan Roanna Davenport, born into a wealthy and aristocratic family. An awkward child, headstrong and generally disliked by her haughty relatives, she is championed by her older cousin Webb Tallant, with whom she falls in love. But he marries another cousin, the beautiful, heartless Jessie. When Jessie is murdered, Webb leaves the ancestral home for 10 years until the family's dying matriarch summons him back, reawakening old passions and reopening old wounds. Unnecessary bouts of crude sex between minor characters may put off some readers, and a good shaking seems in order for both Roanna and Webb, as they misinterpret each other's actions to excess. Howard does manage, however, to maintain tension through a twist-filled plot and the emotional involvement of the main characters.
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Linda Howard is an award-winning author whose novels include the recent New York Times bestsellers Shadow Woman, Up Close and Dangerous, and Drop Dead Gorgeous, as well as the Pocket Books releases Kill and Tell, Now You See Her, All the Queen’s Men, Mr. Perfect, and Open Season. She lives in Alabama with her husband and two golden retrievers.See all Product Description
What can I say?? No body tops Linda Howard...
I've read all her books and this one is absolutely her BEST!!
I like LH's books because the stories she tells are never the same. The characters are very likeable. Shades of Twilight captured my eyes because of the title itself..so poetic! Read morePublished on Oct. 8 2003
This book is easily my favorite Linda Howard book--perhaps my favorite romance. The story is intense, sexy, sweet, and has a little bit of murder mystery thrown in. Read morePublished on June 12 2003 by J. Fly
I read this book (my third of Linda Howard) and still I can't keep it out of my mind : this book is terrific and wonderful. Read morePublished on May 3 2003 by Maubois Caroline
Her books are always good and this one is great. Touching and very romantic. I put it up there in my top picks of late along with Anything, My Love by Cynthia Simmons and Fantasy... Read morePublished on Feb. 26 2003
I hadn't read SHADES OF TWILIGHT for about two years and I picked it up again yesterday. I love this book. Read morePublished on Jan. 14 2003 by cmiller
This wasn't my favorite Linda Howard, although it was good. It was sexy and had the requisite mystery to keep things interesting. Read morePublished on Sept. 8 2002
Roanna was a loving, giving person but the only one who gave her any affection was her distant cousin Webb. No one realizes what a treasure she is. Read morePublished on July 16 2002 by mahikahn