No Angel

Short Story in The Power of Love Anthology

By Lucy Monroe

Berkley Sensation - June 2008

Contemporary Romance

Twelve authors coming together and providing short stories for an anthology. Twelve short stories of empowered women overcoming obstacles and finding success and love. The Power of Love is an anthology of twelve romances written by some of today's brightest stars in the romance genre showing that sometimes anything is possible, given the power of love.

Cheryl Gentry knew when to be intimidated by a man. After all, she had learned first hand what an angry man could do. It didn't matter how much her boss Zack Alexander growled and shouted, it didn't matter that he was big and strong, she simply wasn't scared. She also had no intention of allowing him to treat her that way.

Zack knew he'd been wrong with his treatment of Cheryl, but her response to his idea of an apology baffled him. She definitely wasn't an angel. She had attitude and spunk, and he liked her just the way she was. Now he'd decided he wanted her, and she'd have to simply accept it. He hoped she would be able to accept this controlling side of him.

No Angel was an entertaining romance. I loved how Cheryl kept mystifying Zack. He definitely could not anticipate her reactions. The interaction between them was entertaining. This was one short story that I thoroughly enjoyed.

Included in The Power of Love are: Sweet Dreams by Lori Foster, Unpredictable by Erin McCarthy, After Hours by Toni Blake, Last of the Red-Hot Mammas by Dianne Castell, Salesman of the Year by Karen Kelley, Dance the Fandango by Rosemary Laurey, The Girl Next Door by Janice Maynard, Chicken Soup for Annie by LuAnn McLane, No Angel by Lucy Monroe, Angel in the Alley by Patricia Sargeant, Hannah's Choice by Kay Stockham and The Mouse Who Roared by J. C. Wilder.

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