P.I. Maddie Bertusso is trying to keep her kid sister from making the biggest mistake of her life— getting involved with a small-time felon.

In her attempt to expose him, however, Maddie encounters his handsome brother, Finn Fisher. Finn's daughter tugs at Maddie's heart, and the man himself causes sparks that make her controlled and comfortable world ignite.

Running Wild has an involved plot that utilizes a large cast of quirky secondary characters. This makes the hero and heroine's "community" an important and often compelling part of the story.

Lots of humorous one-liners keep the dialogue speeding along. With smooth narration and amusing characters, this is a fun, enjoyable read. (Feb., 352 pp., $5.99)
Reviewed by: 
Marilyn Weigel