CALIFORNIA GIRL

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Temperaments clash when Elliot Roth, national radio's "Doc Nice," meets Alys Seagraves, a widowed young friend of his aging aunt. Elliot knows all about medicine and what it takes to stay phys-ically healthy, but when his beloved aunt escapes her hospital bed to go on a wild road trip, he needs Alys' help finding her.

Between his aunt's antics and Alys' desire for adventure, Elliot must finally learn to let go and have fun.

Rice's novel is a lighthearted read, fast-paced and smoothly written. Although the hero and heroine have some personality differences, their conflict is situation-based rather than the result of opposing values or beliefs. This makes their romantic resolution easier to achieve, but the ride to get there is still a very enjoyable one. (Jan., 362 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Marilyn Weigel