ASLEEP IN SCOTTSDALE
Contemporary romance with suspense and intrigue
by Vijaya Schartz
When Talia runs over billionaire Kyle Dormant with her bicycle in the dog park, she considers their meeting a happy accident. He believes it is destiny, but her physician’s mind rebels at such notions. Their budding romance comes to a grinding halt when Kyle won’t wake up from deep sleep… with no medical explanation. Baffled and deeply concerned, Talia digs into his recent past for a plausible cause. Instead, she uncovers dark family secrets. Convinced Kyle’s condition was induced, and someone wants him dead, she is anxious to save him, but the closer she gets to the sordid truth… and a possible cure, the greater the risk to both their lives.
“This is a well paced, traditional romance novel. I really enjoyed that neither Kyle nor Talia jumped into anything the moment they laid eyes on each other. I loved how the author infused the modern story with the feel of old-fashioned romance. Kyle might have been emotionally devastated, but he wasn’t bitter or too cynical… I liked Talia’s character and found her a good balance between willing to let Kyle help her and open herself to him, but still more than determined to keep the rest of her life independent and on her own terms… A sweet, enjoyable romance novel that I can recommend for all readers.” Love Romances Review 4 stars
“I like Schartz’ books, although this is the first I’ve read that is contemporary romance. I’m not used to this side of her, although I do like the strong Talia & the story she weaves. A good short read for a hot desert holiday!” 4.5 stars Manic Readers
“Ms. Schartz has brought us another entertaining story and also has crossed genres with this new modern romantic tale… The plot twists and Kyle is in danger. As Talia races to figure out how to save Kyle, she also faces danger… has a knack for describing fast paced situations and gives us interesting dialogue and relationships, as well. She never leaves the reader wanting!” Amazon reviewer