Corporate headhunter Isabel Harrison is desperately seeking a new job for herself: wife and mother. She has her eye on big businessman Alex Trahern, a dangerously attractive man who's tops her potential husbands list.

Alex, however, has his own agenda. He's still fuming over the way Isabel's father mistreated his dad, and he has payback on his mind. Unfortunately, Alex's increasing need to have Isabel in his life is deterring what was once the perfect revenge strategy.

Monroe gives these characters a strong conflict to overcome, and Isabel makes an interesting, multidimensional heroine. The hero is less sympathetic and his motivation less believable. The dialogue between them, however, is smooth and often full of delightful sexual tension. The secondary characters are likable and add a zip of lightheartedness to the story. (May, 320 pp., $5.99)
Reviewed by: 
Marilyn Weigel