MESMERIZING STRANGER (4.5) by Jennifer Greene: Unique characters, humor, a good mystery, a new setting and a heartwarming hero and heroine make this an mesmerizing book, one readers won’t want to put down. Harm Connolly has inherited a pharmaceutical company from his uncle who died suddenly, after finding what seemed to be a cure for pancreatic cancer. But the test results have disappeared. To uncover the truth, Harm brings together all the company’s senior officials for an Alaskan retreat. Cate Campbell loves all new experiences. She is an adventure chef, traveling for limited periods of time with groups going to exotic places for large sums of money, but doesn’t want to get too attached to any man.