Harvard’s Education

Tall, Dark & Dangerous #5
Silhouette Intimate Moments #884
October, 1998
248 pages
HERO: Senior Chief Daryl “Harvard” Becker, U.S. Navy SEAL
HEROINE: FInCOM Agent P.J. Richards
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Senior Chief “Harvard” Becker believes that there is no room for women in a combat zone. It’s too dangerous, too tough . . . and with P.J. involved, too distracting. He might respect her sharp intellect and her shooting abilities, but he still doesn’t want the responsibility of making sure she stays alive. But P.J. isn’t a woman who backs down easily, and to her mind, Harvard has a lot to learn. She just doesn’t expect him to be so eager to instruct her on other subjects . . . like trust, desire and maybe even love.


  • New Jersey Romance Writers Golden Leaf Award for Best Long Contemporary of the Year
  • Romantic Times Bookstores That Care Award for Best Multicultural of the Year
  • Romantic Times Gold Medal Review
  • Romantic Times WISH Award for Senior Chief Harvard Becker
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“Heartstopping adventure and blistering romance.” 4 and 1/2 Star Gold Medal and a WISH Award. Melinda Helfer, Romantic Times

Note From Suz:  This book is one of my all time favorites for many reasons — including the fact that it was the second Intimate Moments to feature African American characters. (It’s the 884th IM, so it was certainly time!!!!)

I was particularly thrilled when HARVARD’S EDUCATION won the Golden Leaf Award for Best Long Contemporary of the Year. Not best Multicultural, Best Long Contemporary!

Well, the cover art was wonderful — Harvard was (as I’d stressed and requested) a very large, very black man with a shaved head. But someone got the heroine’s name wrong on the back blurb. The book calls PJ Richards “PJ Rogers.”   (The new cover used PJ’s correct last name.)

Read my recent Read-A-Romance Month blog, in which I talk about Harvard’s Education.