After 20 years of private ownership, the Pharaoh Hotel is about to become a publicly traded company. Maya Woodson, Public Relations Director and daughter of one of the founders of the Pharaoh Hotel, is ready to help make her fathers dream become true.

Trajan Matthews, owner of TM Investor Relations, thinks that Maya is just a puff pastry who needs to keep her personal feelings out of the business deal and let him do his job.

Sparks fly from the moment Trajan and Maya meet. Thrown together by business, the two of them find it harder and harder to fight the growing attraction between them and finally give into their feelings.

However, the death of an elderly woman who befriended Maya threatens their happiness, as long buried secrets are brought to light and Maya is placed in danger.

THE BUSINESS OF LOVE is an enjoyable read that kept me turning the pages. Not only does Ms. Winters give readers strong characters, a feel for the setting, and a great romance, but she also includes enough suspense to keep them wanting more. (Aug., 250 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Debby Hays