Title: Just a Hint – Clint
Author: Lori Foster
First published October 1, 2004
280 pages, Paperback
ISBN: 9780758203403 (ISBN10: 0758203403)
Being a succubus is not easy, especially when you’re Georgina Kincaid. She’s still trying to figure out how to be with her boyfriend, bestselling author Seth Mortensen, without accidentally killing him.
On top of that, she’s been tasked with mentoring a new and completely inept succubus. As if that’s not enough, someone is invading her dreams, draining her energy, and showing her a terrifying future.
Desperate for answers, Georgina turns to Dante, a dream interpreter with connections to the underworld. But his charming ways only add to her confusion, especially as her relationship with Seth reaches a breaking point.
Now, she must take control of her love life and face an enemy capable of unleashing chaos on the world. If Georgina fails, she and humanity might never rest easy again.
About the Author
Lori Foster is a well-known author who has achieved great success since her first publication in January 1996. She has become a bestselling author, featured in USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly and New York Times.
Lori has published many books through various publishing houses, including Kensington, St. Martin’s, Harlequin, Silhouette, Samhain, and Berkley/Jove. Currently, she is published with HQN.
One of Lori’s notable contributions is the annual “Reader & Author” event held in West Chester, Ohio. The event is unique and raises funds for various causes such as the Hamilton County YWCA Battered Women’s Shelter, The Animal Adoption Foundation, The Conductive Learning Center for children with spina bifida and cerebral palsy, and The One Way Farm, Children’s Home.
Lori is known for her philanthropic efforts, and each year she donates all proceeds from one book to charity. You can find her benefit romance books on her website.
Lori has received numerous career achievements, including the Romantic Times “Career Achievement Award” for Series Romantic Fantasy in 2001. Her book, Too Much Temptation, was Amazon’s top-selling romance title in 2002.
Say No To Joe was the second “Bestselling Original Contemporary” romance title for Waldenbooks in 2003. In 2004, Lori Foster was a clue in the New York Times crossword puzzle, and The Secret Life of Bryan was the “Bestselling Original Contemporary” romance title for the BGI group.
Lori received the prestigious Romantic Times “Career Achievement Award” for Contemporary Romance in 2005. Jude’s Law was the “Bestselling Romantic Comedy” romance title for the BGI group in 2006.
In 2007, Lori launched a new “urban fantasy” series under the name L.L. Foster. Causing Havoc was among Amazon’s Top Ten Editor’s picks in Romance in the same year.
Hard to Handle made #2 on The New York Times in 2008, and Servant: The Acceptance was Amazon’s #1 Editors’ Pick in Romance in 2009. Lori was even a clue in the USA Today Quick Cross puzzle in 2010.
Just a Hint – Clint by Lori Foster is a contemporary romance novel that was first published in 2004. Foster is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author with over 100 published books to her name.
Just a Hint – Clint is set in Kentucky and follows the story of Clint Evans and Julie Rose, two childhood friends who reconnect after years of being apart. The novel begins with Julie returning to her hometown following the death of her mother.
She’s trying to put the pieces of her life back together while also dealing with her complicated family relationships. Clint, on the other hand, is a successful country music star who’s back in town to visit his family.
The two meet again and sparks fly, but their relationship is complicated by their past and by the fact that Clint is only in town for a short period. Foster’s writing style is easy to read and the story flows well.
The two main characters are well developed, and readers will easily find themselves rooting for them. However, some of the supporting characters are a bit underdeveloped and the novel could benefit from more depth in that area.
Additionally, the conflict between the main characters tends to drag on for a bit too long and at times feels forced. One of the strengths of the novel is the way Foster weaves in the country music scene, which is a significant part of the story.
This adds additional depth to the already complex relationship between the two main characters. Additionally, the setting feels authentic and adds a lot of flavor to the story.
Overall, Just a Hint – Clint is an enjoyable read for fans of contemporary romance. While it has a few flaws, the story is well written and the characters are likeable.
The book will especially resonate with readers who enjoy stories featuring childhood sweethearts reconnecting after years apart. Fans of the author’s other works will likely enjoy this book as well.
Rating: 3.5/5 stars.