Single mom Alex Hayes is a public relations expert hired to give wrestler Loverboy Luke Silver a more civilized image. But there's someone else who wants to ensure that Alex gets this job—and he's determined to stay in the shadows.

Luke prefers playing the part of the bad guy. The death of his best friend and his belief that he could have prevented it convince this wrestler that he deserves nothing less. Luke is shocked when he discovers he and Alex knew each other in their childhood. And when Alex comes to realize who Luke really is, she finds herself wanting to help him with more than just his professional image.

White creates heroes that are exceptionally likable, and all of her characters become friends you hate to part with at the end. Non-wrestling fans will be engrossed in White's fascinating setting, in which she makes the sport comes alive. The touch of mystery is an added bonus. (Sep., 320 pp., $5.99)
Reviewed by: 
Susan Mobley