UNDER THE INFLUENCE (4.5) by Nancy Warren: Cleverly written with wonderfully drawn characters, humor, a heartwarming romance and great sex all make this a perfect Valentine's Day winner. Natalie Fanshaw is working temporarily at a resort hotel on the beach in California. She's sensible, organized and practical -- traits suitable for her job as a management consultant, in which she parachutes into towns to fix businesses. When she meets Johnny Santini, a bartender with a reputation as Hot Johnny, Natalie decides to fulfill her sexual fantasy by having sex with a stranger. But Natalie and Johnny are more than they seem, and as her time there comes to an end, she isn't sure she wants to leave. But how can their lives fit together?
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Page Traynor