Image of Body Heat


Image of Body Heat

Fox’s story has likable characters and an unusual plotline featuring a bad-boy hero doing community service at an assisted-living facility. In the first half of the book, the hero and heroine spend way too much time daydreaming about intimate encounters with each other rather than engaging in actions to propel the story forward. But, overall, this is an enjoyable read.

Competent and businesslike, Maura has spent her life fitting into the mold set by her adoptive parents. Her life is orderly and sedate, but she secretly wishes to branch out a little, with the freedom to enjoy things even if they are “frivolous.” Temporarily in charge of the assisted-living facility where she works, Maura is unsettled when she has to supervise handsome, motorcycle-riding Jesse, who is completing court-ordered community service. Attracted despite their different backgrounds, these two find that they are really good for each other. (BRAVA, Dec., 384 pp., $14.00)
Reviewed by: 
Joyce Morgan