Accountant Rina Matthews leaves her native Atlanta for a two-month working vacation at the home of her new client Abigail Whitney, of the Savannah Whitneys. From the moment she meets Abigail's eldest son, Cleveland, Rina is both infuriated and mesmerized by him. Even worse, Cleve has a personal vendetta against Rina's business partner and fianc.

A Savannah D.A., Cleveland Whitney is on vacation at his Sapelo Island home before announcing his mayoral candidacy. He believes the beautiful Ms. Matthews is a con artist in pursuit of his mother's millions-but is quickly disabused of that notion in his first tangle with the very vocal accountant. As Cleve falls in love with the maddening woman he discovers that, though she loves him, her loyalty to her partner and fianc is even stronger. Can he convince her to give in to their love before she makes the mistake of a lifetime?

Susan James has written a lush, sensual romance that captures all the smoldering heat of a Savannah summer and the classic elegance of the Southern elite. Congratulations, Ms. James, on a wonderful Genesis Press debut. (Apr., 208 pp., $4.99)

Reviewed by: 
Cheryl Ferguson