Since coming home to Chandler more than a year ago, Cash Hunter has earned the nickname "The Woman Whisperer." Though Jo Marconi has hired him to help her in her family's construction business, she is determined to stay immune to his charm. It is rumored that a night in Cash's bed makes women give up their ordinary lives to do good deeds.

Jo may desire Cash, but she does not want to change her life. And Cash really likes Jo, so when she gives in to her attraction and approaches him for a night of passion, he turns her down, afraid once she sleeps with him, she'll leave. But a Marconi never turns down a challenge, and Jo is determined to seduce Cash, not only because she wants to but also because she needs to prove that what happened in her past has not destroyed her future.

The sense of family in the Marconi sisters series is wonderful. Anyone who has ever loved and lost will be able to empathize with this wonderful hero, and Jo's struggle to be all she feels she must be and to face the demons of her past is exceptionally well expressed. (Aug., 352 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Susan Mobley