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Different Kind of Man
by Suzanne Cox
Order:  USA  Can
Harlequin, 2005 (2005)
* *   Reviewed by Marie Hashima Lofton

In A Different Kind of Man, Emalea LeBlanc is a psychologist and avid motorcyclist, who also scuba dives with a search and rescue team. When Jackson Cooper comes to town, it is obvious he rubs Emalea the wrong way. Jackson is built like a football player and gives the impression of someone who would cause bodily harm if provoked. Jackson, who doesn't know that Emalea comes from an abusive family background, has his own baggage - he feels responsible for the death of his wife and child.

Jackson relocated to the small town of Cypress Landing (not too far from New Orleans) due in part to that tragedy. He was hoping for a more peaceful existence, but as the town's new investigator, he soon finds himself in the middle of a dangerous case. He worries that what happened to his wife and child will happen again to Emalea if he gets too close to her. A secondary plot involves a young boy whom Emalea is counseling - his family background is very similar to what Emalea had to endure for the first twelve years of her life. While at first this subplot seems unrelated to the rest, the story lines merge by the end of the novel.

Suzanne Cox's debut in A Different Kind of Man is a good one with characters who are well drawn and realistic. I enjoyed it, despite the fact that I generally prefer less adventure and more romance in my Superromances. Nevertheless, I am looking forward to reading more by this author. For those who enjoy romantic suspense, this is for you.

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