WHAT, NO ROSES?
Reporter Dora Duncan has sworn off difficult assignments, Valentine's Day and her boyfriend, Nick -- until the FBI needs her to travel back in time to stop Nick from changing history.
In the blink of an FB "eye," Dora is whisked to 1929 Chicago with a rat (a real rodent) for a guide, a foot-fetish mobster for a boyfriend, a wild flapper for a best friend and a sexy gangster out to get her into bed. And she has to prevent Nick from getting in the middle of the St. Valentine's Day massacre. What has Dora gotten herself into? A romance that's fast, funny and as bubbly as bathtub champagne.
Mancusi's witty, tongue-in-cheek remarks and sprightly dialogue make for a joy ride of a read with an ending that's as surprising as it is original. SENSUAL (Jul., 368 pp., $6.99)