What was supposed to have been a romantic getaway with her boyfriend takes a heart-wrenching turn when Dr. Jackie Barnett gets dumpedon her voice mail!days before their planned trip to the Fair Winds island resort. She plans to cancel the trip, but her boss insists she go anyway after discovering that the eccentric millionaire, Farly Phelps, is also going to be on St. Sebastian. Jackie is one of the finalists for the Phelps Foundations Grant and this would be the perfect opportunity to lobby Farly.

Learning that fellow finalist Dr. Reade Hunter is also going to be on the island with his mother, Jackie agrees to go. When her luggage doesn't arrive, she is forced to shed her conservative look for an "island makeover."

Reade can't believe his eyes after seeing Jackie for the first time. While it is lust at first sight, he's still not willing to lose the grant without a fight. When Farly and Reade's widowed mother Lenore hit it off, Reade and Jackie are suddenly part of a reluctant foursome. The competition is in full swing, but is it for the grant or their hearts?

Author Lisa Hendrix takes readers on an adventurous and humorous romp in this delightful new book. Great fun! (Mar., 320 pp., $6.50)

Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith