Phillips whips up a winner for the final installment of her Hot Zone series. Once again, she makes trials of the famous and talented seem like our own without losing that New York glamour. This lively treat of a romance has sympathetic characters and is like a yummy piece of chocolate, sweet and delicious. Don't
go to the beach without it.
Amy Stone needs a life makeover. She's been the activities director at her mother's retirement
community in Florida and longs to be around people her own age. She takes
a job at her uncle's PR firm in New York as a behind-the-scenes organizer for famous athletes. Her first client is star center fielder John Roper.
After a bad World Series and
a shoulder injury, the gorgeous, very
lovable hunk needs good press and rescuing from his family, who expect 24/7 attention and care. Trouble is, Amy needs rescuing from John's sexy grin and attention-grabbing physique. But John really likes having Amy as his handler. Looks like a news event is coming as fast as spring training. (HQN, Jul., 376 pp., $7.99)