Even though Tony and Lisa are not a couple anymore, there are times when they still fall back into the habit of releasing pent-up tension with one another. After 12 years of familiarity, they know each other well. Tony loves Lisa but is not in love with her anymore, though Lisa is still very much in love with him.

As the owners of an accounting firm, they're shocked and flattered when Italian billionaire Gianni Loren seeks their advice. When Gianni asks their firm to audit his entire holdings -- with Lisa accompanying him to Italy for a few months -- she accepts. With Tony out of sight, will he finally be out of Lisa's mind -- or will absence just make the heart grow fonder?

This is not your typical romance. The main characters are sexually involved with others when they are not together, yet it still has a When Harry Met Sally ... flavor. Even though the hero and heroine spend much of the story apart, this is a good book. (Dec. '05, 256 pp., $12.95)
Reviewed by: 
Susan Mobley