Romance author Randi Rhodes— aka Miranda Lane—is vacationing in Connecticut at a condo that an old friend loaned to her. She needs her batteries recharged. When her agent calls to inform her that her new editor wants her latest book rewritten with a brooding, alpha cop hero and wants it set in the North instead of Georgia, she becomes desperate for inspiration.

Detective Chas Casey—who seems to be crossing her path quite often—is certainly not her type, but he's just the thing for her book. At first, neither one wants a serious relationship. But, as Chas gets to know her, he finds his ideas about that changing. Can he help Miranda get over her past bad experiences with men and convince her to stay a while?

Chas and Miranda make a wonderful couple. Both have issues with their fathers that they must overcome, and their journey is difficult and often hurtful. But the discoveries they make about their families and themselves are rewarding. (Jun., 384 pp., $6.99)

Reviewed by: 
Susan Mobley