Friends Tallie and Felicia work for different publishing houses. Although both have the veneer of upbeat career women, Felicia embraces domesticity. And encouraged by her mother to introduce herself to Keith Wages, Tallie is pleasantly surprised to find he's an attractive man.

Still reeling over her disastrous relationship with agent and womanizer Jerry Key, Felicia seizes on an opportunity to get back at him. But things don't go as planned, and life gets complicated as Felicia and her two cohorts, Tallie and friend Jane, try to keep their harmless prank from getting them sent to jail for murder—by Keith, who turns out to be a cop.

Whole Lotta Trouble is a wonderfully witty and fascinating romance. The intertwined mystery is absorbing and keeps the reader guessing. You'll be hoping that these women achieve their goals, since the author is so effective in bringing them and their situation to life. (Oct., 384 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Susan Mobley