When a former Miss Texas, unemployed actress Kiki Sonntag, is caught in what appears to be a very compromising position with a popular married singer, she seeks refuge from the paparazzi at the Hotel Affair.

Conceived and owned by Fabrizio Tomba, it's famous for the many celebrities that use it for what the name implies. When Fab and Kiki meet, their instant attraction prompts him to offer to help her stay hidden. As Kiki avoids the press, works on solving the problems of her friends and experiences the downside of being notoriously newsworthy, Fab finds himself drawn to her as he has never been to any other woman.

This second entry in The Bridesmaid Chronicles easily stands alone, though it would have been nice to see a little more connection with the first in the series. The heroine appears at first to be very shallow but is actually rather wise, warmhearted and likable. (Jul., 304 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Susan Mobley