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Image of Smooth Talking Stranger

Kleypas has written a perfect contemporary romance sure to stand the test of time. Each scene is masterfully crafted, and each emotion feels extraordinarily so real. Readers will be thinking about these superb characters long after closing the pages and rushing out to grab everything Kleypas has ever written.

Ella Varner has her life planned out. She has a boyfriend, eats vegan, doesn't believe in marriage and speaks her voice in her regular advice column, "Miss Independent." When her little sister Tara drops her newborn baby off and disappears, Ella takes on the responsibility of raising him until Tara can get back on her feet. Determined to make sure the father is held accountable, she confronts the man her sister names -- notorious ladies' man Jack Travis.

Ella has Jack's full attention from the moment she barges into his office demanding a paternity test. Even though he knows full well he's not the baby's father, he still bends over backward to help her. (ST. MARTIN'S, Mar., 352 pp., $24.95)
Reviewed by: 
Annette Elton