After a lifetime of watching and hearing about the scandals involving his father and grandfather and their numerous marriages, Rory Kincaid wants nothing to do with the acting world. As a software millionaire, the new Blue Party wants him to become their candidate for the U.S. Senate. But with the recent death of his grandfather, Rory has also been made the guardian of his 4-year-old aunt, Iris.

While clearing out the vintage clothes and costumes from the family mansion, Rory invites Jilly Skye, the owner of Things Past, to handle the inventory. When Jilly shows up in a dress that reveals all her numerous assets, Rory is bowled over. An accidental kiss caught on videotape could spell disaster for Rorys potential campaign, unless Jilly agrees to pose as his girlfriend.

The characters in THE PERFECT KISS all have deep emotional scars resulting from childhood; how and if they can learn to overcome them makes for powerful reading. This is one career that seems destined for big things! (Jan., 384 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith