Dahl’s delightful story is buoyed by its heroine, a Pollyanna-type with a charmingly sunny spirit. While the love scenes are frequent and sizzling, they do take a bit away from the story’s other plotlines. With more about the ghost town, this could have been a fascinating and compelling romance.

Merry Kade has finally found her dream job, restoring the town of Providence, Wyo., to make it a ghost town that attracts tourists. She is disappointed to discover she was only hired to make it appear the restoration is progressing because of a lawsuit. Determined to prove herself, she hires Shane Harcourt to start the actual restoration process, and soon Shane is starring in some of her most vivid sexual fantasies. It’s not long before Shane is on the road to making her fantasies a reality, but as he finds himself caring for Merry, he can’t help but regret the fact that he’s the one who may bring about the destruction of her dreams. (HQN, Apr., 320 pp., $7.99)
Reviewed by: 
Susan Mobley