Image of It Must Be Magic


Image of It Must Be Magic

Skully has a talent for smooth dialogue, fun, sexy characters and delightful humor -- and she doesn't disappoint here. While the premise is a bit over the top, in the skilled hands of this author, readers are treated to a collection of quirky secondary characters, palpable sexual chemistry and amusing conversations between Lili and her animal friends.

A 31-year-old flower shop salesgirl, Lili Goodweather has an unusual gift: She can communicate with animals. Not everyone believes her, least of all her neighbor, the handsome, ultra-practical finance hotshot Tanner Rutland. But when his precocious daughter and meddling father need help with the family cat, who's experienced some sort of trauma, they turn to Lili for help.

Lili spends a few minutes with the frightened feline, only to determine that the animal has witnessed a murder. Tanner reluctantly gets involved, and he and Lili begin to hunt for the dead body. Although Tanner has his doubts about Lili's psychic skills, he finds himself becoming more attracted to her than he'd like. Soon, he begins to hope Lili's been truthful about her abilities -- and that she's falling in love with him too. (HQN, Jun., 384 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Marilyn Weigel