Review: Lightning That Lingers by Sharon & Tom Curtis

lightning that lingers

Lightning That Lingers
Author: Sharon & Tom Curtis
Published: 1983
Genre: Category Romance
Series: N/A
Rating: C+


Lightning That Lingers is a fun read if you’re in the mood for a corny 80’s romance. And when I say 80’s, I mean the time period that this book was written in is extremely apparent.

Phillip is a stripper with a heart of gold. (No, I’m not kidding.) Phillip is a blue blood, who has turned to stripping so he can save nature. The land on which Phillip’s family home rests is apparently a hotbed for all kinds of furry creatures and he has made it his life’s goal to keep that land out of the hands of evil developers. Even if that means he has to shimmy around naked in front of a lot of women. One night, while shimmying, Phillip spots a woman in the crowd who clearly does not want to be there. Enter Jennifer, the most timid character ever. Phillip is immediately intrigued and proceeds to ask her out the next day. 

This is a just a fun campy book. You have to be willing to overlook a lot of things while reading it, though. Like the main characters are both sickeningly sweet and self-sacrificing. Also, it was hard to believe that Phillip’s only option for saving his land was for him to start stripping. The guy’s family was rich, that comes with a certain amount of connections. Plus, he has a PhD. You can’t tell me that he couldn’t get a job somewhere and just ask one of his friends to make sure no one screwed around with his property while he was away. But like I said, if you prepare yourself for camp, this is an entertaining book. And I’ll admit it got some bonus points for the Phillip having a pet owl named Chaucer.

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6 thoughts on “Review: Lightning That Lingers by Sharon & Tom Curtis

  1. I’ve never heard of this book, but I have to say, I’m rather intrigued by the premise of a male stripper with a heart of gold whose stripping to save animals lol. Contemporary isn’t really my thing, but I do sometimes pick up a campy, quirky, obviously HEA type book when I just need a break from everything (actually that’s exactly much what I did yesterday), so I can see the appeal. Like you said, you just gotta be ready for it when you start the book 😛

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