Agent Ellen Tanner hopes that her new assignment, working with JAG as Lieutenant Jim Cochrane's partner, will help her finally move on with her life after the death of her husband. Jim, still recovering from his divorce, is not at all pleased to be teamed with her. But when they're chosen to investigate the apparent suicide of one of the few female Top Gun flight instructors, they slowly get to know one another. Soon, what they're fighting is a mutual attraction.

As the mystery builds around the woman's death, so does the relationship develop between Ellen and Jim. While discovering the few secrets the seemingly perfect dead woman had, they also learn each other's secrets -- and surprisingly, find a compatibility with one another that neither would have imagined.

In this fairly gentle, yet passionate, romance, the main characters slowly build a strong relationship. The mystery unfolds smoothly and comes to an interesting and rather unexpected conclusion. Unfortunately, the hero's down-home sayings and Ozark accent quickly become irritating. (Dec., 384 pp., $5.99)
Reviewed by: 
Susan Mobley