Fox (aka Susan Lyons) creates a charming story with surprising character depth when she sends two best friends on a cross-Canada train trip in the second installment of her Wild Ride to Love series. She seamlessly weaves the story around the gentle reminder that burgeoning sexuality can cause people to re-evaluate their lives and unlock secrets that sometimes they don't even know they have.
When a family wedding prompts Kat to take a train all across Canada, Nav sees his chance to finally become more than just Kat's best friend. Kat has turned down his romantic proposals several times, saying she wants to preserve their friendship. So for the train ride, Nav creates new personalities to lure Kat into a different type of lasting relationship.
As Kat's sexual inhibitions fall away, she and Nav are forced to confront long-held grudges and secrets. Will these best friends be able to put their fears behind them and embrace everything it means to be together? (BRAVA, Apr., 320 pp., $14.00)