Successful career woman Marguerite Cole has little time for relationships. Sure, she's had some, but they've left her heart left in shambles. Entrepreneur Dexter Williams doesn't mix business with pleasure, but when he comes face to face with Marguerite, he's willing to bend his own rules, ever so slightly.

Having been scorned before, Marguerite vows not to let Dexter get too close. But she underestimates his power of persuasion, charm and good looks, and soon finds herself falling under his spell.

This novel lacks direction and all the necessary ingredients—such as charismatic characters—that create a compelling drama. The story's saving graces are the secondary characters, who provide some humorous entertainment. (Dec., 299 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
T.L. Burton