If she hopes to get recommended for a job at the Smithsonian, PR specialist Cassie Cooper must ensure that an archeological masquerade ball celebrating the discovery of both pieces of a legendary amulet goes smoothly. According to legend, ancient lovers Kiya and Solen's souls can only be reunited once the amulet is restored.

While waiting for brother Adam to arrive with Solen's newly discovered amulet half, archaeologist Harrison Standish watches over Kiya's half and is reluctantly drawn to free-spirit Cassie. When Kiya's amulet disappears, Harrison is forced into hero mode. His biggest fear is that Adam, who's also disappeared, is somehow involved.

Wilde is back with another wild and offbeat tale that combines curses, soul mates and zany adventure. This novel has a nice balance of humor, sexy romance and a large splash of danger—all fun stuff. (May, 368 pp., $6.50)
Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith