Her heart fluttered as the shirtless fireman's strong hand closed over hers, his chest heaving against her while he guided her mouse pointer to Harlequin Presents: Hidden Object of Desire, the first game based on the popular romance novel series.
Harlequin Enterprises, one of the world's leading publishers of women's fiction, and Big Fish Games partnered up in January with plans to create games based on the Harlequin Romance series and novels based on Big Fish's Mystery Case Files games. The first fruit of the endeavour is now available for purchase, cleverly titled Harlequin Presents: Hidden Object of Desire. It's a hidden object game, only with desire. Inspired by Harlequin mini-series The Royal House of Karedes, the game follows reporter Allie as she covers the 30th birthday of the prince of Aristo and uncovers a mystery. Oooooo.
The game is available for purchase for $US6.99 at Big Fish Games' website, with an hour-long free trial for those looking to try before they buy. It can't possibly be as entertaining as the dramatic Harlequin Romance novel readings my sister and I used to put on at family gatherings, but it should do in a pinch.
As the Game Over message flashed on the screen they fell back, the glow from the monitor casting a soft blue light on their glistening bodies. She delicately traced the curve of the fireman's bicep with her fingertips, causing him to mumble incoherently and roll over. Soon his violent snoring filled the room. With a disgusted sigh she returned to the computer and started playing again.