P.T. Alexander leads a dangerous life; she is often at risk and has bravery to spare. Unfortunately, P.T. is just a figment of writer Paige Grayson's imagination. The author could use a little of P.T.'s courage when she travels from Montana to New Orleans following the death of her father. Her mom, who is also deceased, considered Paige's father a criminal and kept her from knowing him.
Paige is thrust into adventure and espionage from the first, experiencing things that would send a Montana girl packing. Looking to her imaginary heroine for inspiration allows her to face more than she could have imagined. Devon St. Cloud had gone out on a simple job, but discovered quickly that nothing is as simple as it seems. Trying to help a man who has been like a father to him has put him at danger and in contact with the beautiful "P.T." whom he can't stop thinking about.
With all the fun of a "Romancing the Stone," Daniels' book will delight. Blending danger and excitement, a resourceful heroine and brooding hero with classic movie-type storytelling, this novel is just plain fun. (Apr., 384 pp., $6.50)