Turn the air conditioning way, way up before you start Susan Crosbys fabulous new book. A secretive painter plots HIS SEDUCTIVE REVENGE (4.5G) to prevent a graphic artist from marrying to please her father (a man whose business partner caused the crippling of one of his best friends). To his chagrin, however, he finds himself just as much seduced as the lady herself. Ms. Crosby dishes up a spectacular reading experience in which pure magic shimmers on every page. Add to that enough blistering sensuality to melt an iceberg, plus exquisitely nuanced characterization, and you end up with a love story that has instant classic written all over it.

Reviewed by: 
Melinda Helfer