This is one of Phillips’ best, a light-hearted, fast-moving plot filled with her signature quirky characters. The book also shows depth of heart, outlining some of the life choices we make that perhaps could use a second look. Great fun with a bit of insight tucked in — fans will be clamoring for this one!

Sam “Coop” Cooper usually sticks to reporting about crime, but not foiling it. When he thwarts a jewel thief’s plans, the grateful store owner gives him a ring as a thank-you and the city votes him most eligible bachelor on its bachelor blog. So when Lexie Davis approaches him, he thinks it’s another come-on. But Lexie is interested in the ring, not the guy. The ring just happens to match a necklace her grandmother wears all the time. Coop’s curiosity is aroused. Lexie is capturing Coop’s interest as well. Soon the two are researching the ring, only to discover that it was stolen during a famous robbery in the 1950s that was never solved. Surely Grandma couldn’t have been involved — or could she? Lexie and Coop might solve the mystery, but they keep getting distracted by their feelings for each other. (HQN, Aug., 384 pp., $7.99)
Reviewed by: 
Bunny Callahan