Mercedes Estevez is a driven businesswoman who wants to expand her Indulge spa into a chain. She's proud of her success and her Mexican background. Lawyer Dennis McClary comes from a prominent San Francisco family. The two dated, but Mercedes ended it because she thought he was ashamed of her. They come together through her business manager, who thinks Dennis has stayed on as her lawyer, and find their attraction still smoldering. Mercedes has a temper, but she's a likable woman who values herself and wants to help other women find happiness. Indulge (4.5), by Nancy Warren, sizzles with emotion, conflict and sex. The vivid and complex characters stay with you and are real enough to jump off the page.