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Alexandra "Alix" Freemar has two months to write a romance novel and prove to her mother she's not a screw-up. Alix, who is American, moves to England to write her masterpiece. The building she lives in has lots of tenants, including a gorgeous Scotland Yard inspector named Alexander whom she meets when struggling to open the front door. Sparks fly, but they want different things.

Alix doesn't think she'll be staying in England for long and isn't interested in a serious relationship, but Alexander won't settle for anything less. Can they compromise?

This is really a contemporary romance novel with chick lit undertones. The romance takes center stage, and there are several steamy love scenes. Alix's attempts at writing a romance novel are hilarious, and the supporting characters are wonderful. Unfortunately, Alix is an immature, selfish and whiny character until she redeems herself near the end. (Mar., 384 pp., $6.99)

Reviewed by: 
Samantha J. Gust