STAYING AT JOE'S
STAYING AT JOE’S (4) by Kathy Altman: Desperate to keep her job and get promoted to account executive, Allie Kincaid reluctantly heads back to Castle Creek, Pa., in order to convince her old co-worker and lover Joe Gallahan to work with her for a month and land a big client for the company. But Joe refuses to return with Allie unless she spends two weeks helping him restore the wreck of a motel he’s bought out in nowheresville. Altman’s novel is fun and fast-paced in spite of the serious nature of the plot. Castle Creek is populated by enjoyable, quirky characters, and the romance is nicely heated.