Kate Douglas bills her romance as a gentle parody of contemporary category romance but in doing so creates a delightful love story that proves theres a good reason why certain plot devices become cliches; they really work on an emotional level.

The author might have thought she was poking fun, but the romance reader has the last laugh with this sparkling romantic comedy!

Tag Martin must marry by age 40 or his grandmother will leave the ranch to charity . Romance writer Michelle Garrison has a car accident on her way to do research at a neighboring dude ranch and is mistaken for the woman who was to play the role of Tags' wife.

(Aug., 216 pp., dl $10.95)

Reviewed by: 
Gerry Benninger