TALK OF THE TOWN
Full of wonderfully understated humor and some laugh-out-loud moments, this is a fun and engaging tale. The main romance is charming, and the secondary characters make this a very pleasing story with an entertaining mystery and some intriguing family dynamics.
A misunderstanding made their time together short and sweet. Now, when Roxie is ready to explore her wild side with Nick, he resists her advances because of his responsibilities. But when it looks like an accidental death may turn out to be a murder, Nick ends up being assisted in the investigation by Roxie and his great-aunt's Murder Mystery Club -- whether he wants their help or not. (Pocket, Dec., 432 pp., $7.99)