After the pain of her abruptly aborted engagement becomes bearable, Yvonne Taylor relocates from Georgia to Los Angeles. But the glamour city has a cesspool running beneath the glitz, tainting the sun and fun atmosphere with a darkness that could ruin Yvonne if it weren't for the wonderful new man in her life. A man who makes her forget she was ever engaged or that her ex-fianc left her with a large debt.

Captain Sean Germaine, fighter pilot extraordinaire, hasn't been able to concentrate on anything but Yvonne since they met on the flight to L.A. He's avoided any romantic attachments after his last tragic relationship. Yet Yvonne invades his soul and turns his life around. The road to happiness, however, is blocked by Yvonne's jealous cousin, an unscrupulous "businessman," and the "easy money" floating in the deceptively clear waters of the L.A. cesspool.

After the rip-roaring success of Grass Ain't Greener, Ms. Gilmore has met the high standards of excellence she's set for her novels. SOUL DEEP is a witty, powerful story that warms the heart and scorches the soul. (May, 256 pp., $4.99)

Reviewed by: 
Cheryl Ferguson