BACK IN BLACK
Foster's latest is pure entertainment and a joy to read. Drew and Gillian are adversarial at first, but they soon develop a delightful back-and-forth relationship. The secondary romance has likable characters in Brett and Audrey, whose relationship is a true pleasure to follow. Cat aficionados will delight in Brett's relationship with his pet.
Gillian Noode's job is to clean up Drew Black's act. As president of the SBC fight organization, he needs to be a more presentable figurehead, not the foul-mouthed braggart he is. After meeting Drew, Gillian fears she may have bitten off more than she can chew, yet when he proposes a private, secret fling, she can't help but agree.
Meanwhile, fighter Brett Bullman is pursuing Audrey Porter, the leader of Women Against Violent Sports, who has targeted the SBC, the organization Brett hopes to fight for. When Drew receives an anonymous threat, Audrey and the WAVS are prime suspects, causing problems that affect all the budding relationships. (BERKLEY, Feb., 320 pp., $7.99)