Jeremiah (Mac) MacNaughtís New Orleans
Banks have been robbed at the same time each year for the
last few years. Always during Mardi Gras, and its just
about that time now. Even though the amounts have been
small for some reason, Jeremiah is not going to have it
happen again and he has the perfect plan to find the
mastermind. As a matter of fact, he might even have a lead
on the person involved.
Ionessa (Nessa) Dahl has worked in the
bank for many years. Unfortunately, because of one mistake
she just canít seem to get ahead. However, when you live in
the South there are always different ways of looking at
things and Nessa prefers the more positive way. This is a
time of celebration and not even being asked to help with
the investigation, with a Yankee no less, is going to keep
her from enjoying.
Mac and Nessa work together to figure
out who is behind the robberies and at the same time they
discover a passion between them. However, all is not going
to be easy in paradise when Nessa discovers something about
Mac and he decides his initial beliefs were correct. Rage,
hurt and misunderstandings are now ruling both Mac and Nessa.
When the truth finally comes out and the misunderstandings
understood, will Nessa and Mac be able to let the good times
What do you do when the beads are
flying? In Thigh High, Nessa helps with the
preparations for her familyís annual party and wonders if
her bank will be hit this year. Mac just knows heís looking
for an insider working at his bank, and if he can discover
who that will solve the robberies. When Mac and Nessa meet,
its the North and South colliding again, except this time
the South wins the day. Ms. Dodd had me laughing several
times as I watched Mac try to figure out the baffling
attitudes around him. I also loved how Nessa was able to
combine the strange ins and outs of the investigation and
her uppity Yankee at the same time with grace and class.
The subtle eroticism is evident from the moment Nessa and
Thigh High is a light-hearted romantic
suspense that has an undertone of laughter through out it.
If you havenít tried one of Ms. Doddís contemporaries then
you wonít go wrong in starting with this one. While this is
the third book in the series, they are all stand-alone and
donít have to be read in order or together.