While her title sounds a bit silly, Maynard takes a fun and believable premise and adds realistic complications and reactions. Readers will fall in love with the characters and their foibles. With its well-
crafted storyline and characters, this is
a delightful read.
Jane Norman has had the hots for her best friend, Ethan Oldham, since they were young. It's been four long years since they parted ways -- he did the unforgivable and became engaged to a trashy gold digger -- but Jane's crush hasn't disappeared. In fact, her love for him has only grown stronger. Determined to finally do something about her longing, she sets out to woo him with anonymous, erotic love letters -- one a week until Valentine's Day, when she will reveal herself.
Circumstances quickly change when Ethan is brought back into her life. Jane's stationery store is vandalized, and Ethan, now the assistant chief of police, comes to her rescue. Their friendship, and more, reignites, and Jane's anonymous letters start causing trouble. Will Ethan choose the real Jane or the saucy admirer who writes with such abandon? (SIGNET ECLIPSE, Jan., 320 pp., $14.00)