A DELIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS
Daniels' tale is pure sensuality and sex. The love scenes are explosive and enticing but the characters are inconsistent. Sometimes the protagonist is presented as a level-headed professional while other times she appears to be no more than a cheap prostitute in a professional environment. The lack of character depth is the only thing holding this story back.
Berlin Dupree is a professional woman who wants to marry rich and
sets her sights on a wealthy physician. Reginald Hodges is a sexy entrepreneur, but he's not a rich doctor and therefore not a contender. A case of mistaken identity has the pair sexing it up in a coat closet and leaving Berlin wanting more. (Parker, Nov., 250 pp., $10.95)