The Cutting Edge
Brett Rutland was Carter Engineering's top troubleshooter, so it was only logical for him to be sent to the L.A. office to crack a case of embezzlement.
Brett was a hard man--he had to be--in his line of work, so it hit him like a sledgehammer when he fell in love with Tessa Conway. Half the men in the office had been in love with her for years, but Brett was the first she'
Brett is investigating an embezzling scheme at the company Tess works for. He decides he's interested in her and pursues her..until he realizes she's the one doing the embezzling. Then he has her arrested and intends to press charges. The only problem? Tess...more
The mystery of who is setting up...more
Keeping in mind that THE CUTTING EDGE was written in the early 80's and that it's one of her first books ( I think ), I really enjoyed the story. The only thing that I would say is that...more
Brett thinks he has been used. Tessa thinks she has been used. Someone has a lot of money that doesn’t belong to them and Brett and...more
Reviewed for AudioGals 9/6/12 http://bit.ly/TAZzr8
Linda Howard wrote several books early in her career in which I find the heroes define the word Troglodyte = a person characterized by outmoded or reactionary attitudes with heroines who put up with them and actually fall in love with them instead of sweeping them out the door. With the recent release of The Cutting Edge in audio format, I was hoping the new-to-me narrator would change that...more
The book had potential for a great and much longer story. I hardly could sympathize with the main characters, as you couldn't figure out why they felt the way they did and the story was designed to be that short, to leave out important facts. Or maybe I am just to spoiled by the writing of other authors. ^^
PS: it definitely was a translation problem. Or I finally have to realize, that my own language is...more
(1) Romance author
Linda S. Howington was born on August 3, 1950 in Alabama, United States. She began to write at nine years old, and wrote for twenty years for her own enjoyment. She worked at a trucking company where she met her husband, and then decided to try and get her work published in 1980. [1:] Her first...more