On sabbatical from teaching, Ashley Stephens joins an archaeological dig in Egypt, unearthing the tomb of an ancient king. She also meets archaeologist Kasim Saddam, whose dark, intense gaze makes her realize shes only played at love before. An aura of danger and mystery surrounds Kasim, but Ashley is determined to heed the call of excitement, adventure and love.

Kasim is overwhelmed by his attraction to Ashley, but cant allow his emotions to get in the way of his job. Someone is bent on ruining the expedition and stealing the treasures. When Ashley is kidnapped, he realizes that nothing is more important than the woman he loves, but is it too late to save their love?

PARADISE is a wild, exotic adventure sure to whisk the reader away with lush scenery and breathtaking romance. Ms. Wright has certainly done her job well. (Mar., 253 pp., $4.99)

Reviewed by: 
Cheryl Ferguson