Two very stubborn media tycoons butt heads and desires in this lengthy and detailed novel about love, careers and family obligations. Andrea Benita Cochran has been her daddy's right-hand man for so long that men sometimes forget she is a woman. Not that she isn't stunning, but when given the chance to go toe-to-toe with her, men find she is quite lethal and cunning.

But Bennie has met her match in Clayton Deveraux. Both have their hands full with business ventures and neither has the time—nor energy—to invest in a personal life.

Slow to start, the beginning of LUCKY IN LOVE reads more like a grocery list than a romance. Enter Clayton, who turns out to be Ms. Schuster's salvation, for it's his presence that heats up the pages and drives this tale home with terrific sexual resonance. With lines like, "Honey, with that voice, you could steal my Jag and I wouldn't care," it's no wonder their chemistry sizzles and burns. (Aug., 313 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Shamaine Henry