Andrea Noble has jumped from the frying pan and into the fire. This steamy novel takes you through the life of a very realistic and likable black sistah of soul.

Determined and businesslike, Andrea has come to the rescue of an ailing Louisiana clinic called Bayou Blue Clinic. She has just gotten out of a marriage (by divorce, not murder) and this is where her man troubles begin. Jamal Turner is everything a romance hero should be: good-looking, steamy and a private investigator. Can you guess who hes investigating? The plot twists leave both Andrea and the reader yearning to know more.

My only question is a simple one. If Andrea is such a strong woman who knows what she wants, and knows the kind of trouble Jamals steamy, sultry, bedroom looks can get her into, why doesnt she act like the strong character she is painted to be? Still, when these two sexy characters come together you will need a tall glass of lemonadeand a highlighter for the good parts! (May, 384 pp., $6.00)

Reviewed by: 
Shamaine Diana Henry