BARBIE AND THE BEAST

One can only assume this lighthearted story is meant to surpass all believability and take readers on an imaginative and saucy ride. Unfortunately, there are few humorous scenes, the characters don't act realistically and the plot is less than compelling.

Barbie Bradley, named after the Mattel toy, is at the cemetery at night, looking for a party, when she's snatched off her feet and carried off into the dark. On the bright side, she's unexpectedly attracted to her would-be assailant, Darin Russell, and leaves her phone number. Darin, realizing he's met "the one," relentlessly pursues Barbie, knowing he's going to eventually have to risk it all and tell her he's a werewolf. Will she accept him, fur and all? (LOVE SPELL, Apr., 304 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Annette Elton