THE LITTLE LADY AGENCY AND THE PRINCE
Browne has done wonders creating
a Jekyll and Hyde-esque series --
with no blood or gore but plenty of mayhem. Melissa continues to be the proverbial innocent, which feels a
bit forced, considering her sassiness when she takes on the identity of her alter ego, Honey. Despite this, Browne really does have a great, seemingly unstoppable franchise with her Little Lady Agency series, which keeps
entertaining time and again.
After promising her fiance Jonathan that she won't get as emotionally entwined with her clients as she has in the past, she ends up with a case that neither she nor her sexpot alter ego Honey Blennerhesket can refuse -- to turn around the life of a hard-partying prince whose allowance is in jeopardy. Things quickly disintegrate and Melissa must finally take a look at organizing her own life, wants and needs. (Pocket, Feb., 384 pp., $24.00)