THE LAW OF DESIRE
The third book in the Hightower Honors series, Gwyneth Bolton's The Law of Desire (4), is a story of triumph over despair. At 26, Minerva Athena "Thena" Jones is sucked back into her past when her gang-banger brother is murdered. She heads to Paterson, N.J., where she stays with reformed drug dealers. To fit in, Thena transforms into a "video vixen" with wild-colored hair extensions. When cop Lawrence Hightower meets "Minnie," he's sure she's up to no good. But when someone tries to abduct her, Lawrence takes her to his family's cabin in the Poconos. There, they get to know one another and realize that neither is what the other thought.