Nathan serves up this comedy on the heels of The Nanny and Persuading Annie and doesn't disappoint. Well-defined characters fill the pages and satisfy from the outset. All the players in this witty, entertaining story contribute to the antics that dovetail into a satisfying and cheerful conclusion.

Katie Simmonds goes on a dinner date with hot prospect Dan, only to be pulled away by a prank call from his dev-ious ex-girlfriend. Afraid to face him, she resumes her life, only to learn that he's her new boss and he's re-engaged to the woman who started the whole mess. Then Katie's ex shows up, confusing things more. She must deal with her fear of commitment, while Dan must examine his feelings for Katie before this couple can find happiness.

This is one for the keeper shelf, especially to reread passages that will have you in stitches time and again. (May, 400 pp., $12.95)
Reviewed by: 
Donna M. Brown