While it wasn't her intention to write a bestselling sex book, marriage counselor Abigail Jensen's new release has caused a sensation. Her book, Under The Covers, is an explicit discussion regarding satisfying your partner in bed. Now, all the talk shows want to hear from her, and the book is flying off the shelves. This newfound fame couldn't come at a worse time as Abby has received a letter from her husband, Lenny Gulliver, who has apparently run off with another man. Not only that, Abby learns her marriage may be invalid, as the Rev. Tony Milano turned out to be a fraud.

Fearing that the news about her personal life will affect book sales, Abby is counseled to keep quiet. Her younger sister Chelsea comes up with the idea of hiring a "husband" to attend certain events.

Reporter Hunter Stone blames Abby for the breakup of his marriage and the painful separation from his 5-year-old daughter. He's amazed when the opportunity to play her "husband" falls into his lap. Now Hunter can get to the true dirt on Abby and restart his own career.

UNDER THE COVERS is an engaging story that is at times both humorous and poignant. Nevertheless, I found the fact that both the hero and the heroine spent basically the entire book lying to each other slightly problematic. (Jun., 368 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith