THE SECRET SEDUCTION
A drunken bet prompts florist Lily Madsen to pursue a hookup with TV actor Carson McRue, who's on location in Holly Springs, North Carolina. She runs into a wall of resistance, however, in the form of veterinarian Fletcher Hart, who decides to enter into a little betting of his own to get Lily—using his information on Carson as leverage. Cathy Gillen Thacker has an enormous amount of fun with The Secret Seduction (4.5), mingling winning humor with sizzling-hot action. The only quibble? Lily's predictable response to the resolution of the bets might have been more inspired.