After growing up in a family of extreme eccentrics, Kelly Burke finally escaped to live life on her own terms far away from Paradise Beach, FL. A successful website designer, Kelly has built a thriving new career, but one e-mail note is enough to throw her into a panic.

According to the strangely worded note from her aunt, some ex-football player named Seth Ralston has taken up residence on the family island and is keeping company with Kellys actress grandmother Bea. Fearing that her eccentric family is being taken to the cleaners, Kelly catches a plane and heads down to Florida.

Kelly finds that Seth is every bit as handsome and sexy as she feared, but something doesnt add up. According to Granny Bea, she and Seth met several years ago while filming a commercial. They became fast friends, and as Seth is currently recovering from a nasty divorce, Bea suggested he come on down and stay for a while. Is Seth a conniving gigolo out to raid the family finances or just a friend? Kelly has the funny feeling she has just been set up. Is this the Burke familys unusual way of matchmaking? Either way, Kelly knows she is in deep trouble.

Paradise Beach and its unique denizens make another return engagement in CATCHING KELLY, the newest charmer by author Sue Civil-Brown. Settle in for another fun-filled visit. (Feb., 384 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith