Business has been brisk for engagement consultant Dianna West and her company, Popping the Question. Dianna created her own unique business niche by helping romantically-challenged bachelors find creative ways to propose to their sweethearts.

In some cases, like that of the inept Lenny Daschowitz, Dianna has her work cut out for her. However, when handsome Chris Adams walks through her door, she prays he's not there on business. Chris dated prosecuting attorney Veronica Alexander for four years and now seems like the time to make a commitment. His best friend used Popping the Question to propose to his wife, so Chris decides to give it a shot.

As Chris is now a client, he should be completely off limits to Dianna. Somehow destiny—and their libidos—keep tempting them both. The more Chris and Dianna try to straighten out their compounding little white lies, the worse things get. The fates are definitely laughing at this couple.

POPPING THE QUESTION is very much a screwball comedy with lots of heart. Those who like the slightly wacky movies of the '30s and '40s will enjoy this book. (Sep., 336 pp., $6.50)

Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith