HIS REPUTATION PRECEDED HIM
Silver knew she was in danger, but she couldn't surrender. Rafe had laid out his terms: nothing less than a night in her arms would satisfy him.
Another of Anne Stuart's older books (isn't that cover something? :-S) with an alpha hero and a heroine to match him. It is set in Hollywood and the hero is a famous Hollywood producer. The heroine is a movie critic who keeps trashing his films in the paper.
While in one or two scenes the hero gets to be a bit too macho I think in general these two were actually a perfect couple as the heroine gave as good as she got. For instance when the hero plans a dinner date to suggest to everyone that she is in fact his lover and is only against him because they had a lover's spat, the heroine decides to find the most hideous dress just to make him look ridiculous next to her. Besides those bad reviews he is interested in doing a movie the heroine believes she has the rights to and doesn't want to relinquish them.
It's a battle of wills that I really enjoyed, they were both very stubborn and that made for some good dialog. I did like the hero a bit more than the heroine - although he was overbearing most of the time - but she seemed to still be very much attached to the past and her problems with her parents. Too much I felt.
The ending was wonderful; truly the stuff romance is made of with the hero totally changing his attitude and behaviour towards what he wanted. Really nice!