Delicious is an apt title for Alden's delightful debut, which blends romance, suspense and hot sexual encounters. Her characters are compelling and multidimensional, and the sexual tension between the protagonists sizzles until it finally explodes.
But relationships extend beyond the bedroom. Subplots and secondary
characters enhance the story, and readers will relate to the good-natured banter between the two sisters, and cringe
at their critical, overbearing mother.

Reggie Caldwell has a popular television cooking show and a cookbook about to be published. Life is good until a stalker targets her. She hires a gorgeous bodyguard and sparks fly when they realize they've met before. Reggie finds herself working alongside Gabe Bankovic, the man she's been dreaming about since a one-night stand in Hawaii. Gabe is unable to concentrate on anything but Reggie, but will it affect his ability to protect her? (aphrodisia, Nov., 336 pp., $12.95)
Reviewed by: 
Gail Pruszkowski