A romance with a number of hot, sensual scenes, Foster's latest also has a well-developed suspense thread. It's nice to see familiar faces from Jude's Law and a continuation of the story threads introduced there. The hero is delightful, although his attitude toward the heroine can be irritating. Also, it's a shame when any woman is as embarrassed about being a virgin as the heroine is -- even at the age of 27.

Wealthy CEO Quinton Murphy likes -- and desires -- cleaning woman Ashley. He wants to get to know her, but she feels they have nothing in common but a strong physical attraction and refuses to date him. Besides, her life goals are set, and she has no time for men.

But Quinton has never met a woman who makes him feel like Ashley does, so he determinedly pursues her, especially when he discovers that her life may be in danger. (Zebra, Sep., 352 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Susan Mobley