Maya Wilkins just started her career as an associate attorney at a prominent law firm in New York City. As the only African-American there, she is determined to succeed. When she meets Vic Smalls, head of the mail room, she wonders if her usual rules for dating men are worth breaking. Said rules include: no office romance; career first, love second; and definitely no falling for any man who makes her stomach flutter.

But Vic, who is also a songwriter, is determined to show Maya what they mean to each other. And when she realizes something is very wrong at the firm, she risks all she's worked for to find the truth.

Maya and Vic are two very attractive and goal-oriented characters. Details of Maya's work and her investigation add tension and interest to the plot. This is a strong, enjoyable story of romance and growth. (Oct., 320 pp. $5.99)
Reviewed by: 
Page Traynor