Last Jefferson has literally flown the coop, but not for long. While hang gliding over a California beach, he spots Esmerelda Hastings, a circus magician in search of a more stable lifestyle for her adopted niece and nephew. After losing an unscheduled wrestling match with a stray sea lion, Last returns to the family ranch with magician and children in tow. Though Last's Temptation (3) runs a bit thin on plot, Tina Leonard's trademark sense of humor shines through. Readers will admire the strong and sophisticated heroine, but may find the hero's wishy-washy behavior immature and irritating.