Taking a nasty tumble places Las Vegas showgirl Carly Jacobsen right where she has no desire to be -- in debt to Wolfgang Jones, an upper-level hotel security employee who happens to also be her new next-door neighbor. Carly and Wolf have already had a few run-ins, mostly about her menagerie of pets. But when Wolf's parents leave him indefinitely in charge of his teenage nephew, Niklaus, he finds a reason to make peace.

Carly has a way with Nik that Wolf envies. She also has a way with him that Wolf can't explain. Carly's something special, nothing like the ideal he thinks he wants to go along with the predictable life he's planning far from the lights of Vegas. It's too bad their relationship is doomed from the start!

Andersen's follow-up to Skintight retains the charm and wit of the previous story, and the sexy sparring between Wolf and Carly leads to some memorable between-the-sheets action. Hot, hot, hot! (Aug., 384 pp., $7.99)
Reviewed by: 
Catherine Witmer