With lusty co-worker Effie Wilson in tow, Ryan O'Fallon returns home to Memphis, Tenn., probing for answers about his alleged baby abandoned on his father's doorstep. Even more mysterious than the paternity of the baby and the whereabouts of the mother, though, is wealthy and spoiled Conrad Hastings' sudden interest in Thelma MacAllister, the O'Fallon's beloved nanny and longtime friend. Sparks fly as Effie and Ryan struggle to uncover the reasons behind the baby's abandonment, their attraction to each other and Conrad's new love for Thelma.

Castell delivers a perfect balance of mystery and intrigue, intermingled with lust, love and family devotion. 'Til There Was U will quench readers' thirst for romance and action both in and out of the bedroom. (Nov., 352 pp., $14.00)
Reviewed by: 
Jennifer Madsen