Artemis and Orion, linked since childhood as best friends and arch rivals, meet again. And the old attractions and antagonisms are still abundant. Grown up now, Artemis is challenged to help the logic-bound Orion, Lord of Lindenshire, find peace with his true nature and with the idea that they are destined to be together. Orion cannot fathom that his childhood friend really believes in all that Gypsy nonsense of portents and signs, but it is her uncanny glimpses into his soul that have him the most troubled. How can he love a creature driven by superstition and entirely unsuitable as the wife of an earl? LORD LOGIC AND THE WEDDING WISH (4.5), by the very talented Melynda Beth Skinner, is delightfully amusing, as these two headstrong and independent young people seem destined to be wed—if they don't kill each other first! (Feb., 256 pp., $4.99)

Reviewed by: 
Teresa Roebuck