When scandal threatens her career, business reporter Michelle Michaels unwillingly heads back home to Detroit. Stuck working at a rundown newspaper until things blow over, Michelle can't wait to get back to life as she knows it.

Fellow reporter Wesley Abbott is hot with a capitol "H." But despite what people may think, Michelle doesn't believe in mixing business with pleasure. On the other hand, Wesley has no qualms and won't stop until the feisty lady is in his bed.

The strongest part of Laudat's latest novel is her characters: Wesley and Michelle are interesting and wonderfully sarcastic. But the major flaw in If You Just Say Yes is that it takes too long getting to the core of the story. Also, out-of-place dialogue sticks out like a sore thumb in places. (Feb., 307 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
T.L. Burton