When free-spirited heiress Molly Applegate agrees to take over her cousin Jane's (from This Must Be Love) day care center for a couple of weeks, she has no idea that closing for the holiday will cause such a commotion. But Broadway producer and temporary guardian Dominic Longstreet needs someone to help watch his niece and nephew for several weeks.

With the day care center closed, Dom's plans are thrown askew. The solution? Hire Molly (who under the terms of her parents' will must work 10 months out of the year) as a temporary nanny.

Once Dom agrees to Molly's employment suggestion, she's whisked away to his Virginia compound. Meant to be on vacation, spending "quality" time with little Tony and Lizzie, workaholic Dom has other plans. He invites the stars of his upcoming musical to the compound for rehearsal. However, things don't work out as planned, and Molly becomes a delightfully attractive distraction.

In need of a smile? Just pick up Michaels' newest charmer. THIS CAN'T BE LOVE works its magic by infusing this warmhearted story with humor, sensitivity and fun. (Mar., 352 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith