WHO'S BEEN SLEEPING IN MY BED
Sadly, this book has more disappointing elements than it has qualities to recommend it. While the non-romantic aspect of the plot -- the fight to save Rosehill Camp -- is commendable and well-conceived, the characters are one-dimensional and static, the dialogue too expository and stilted, and the writing overall is inconsistent and repetitive.
Harlee Davis and Jake Reynolds have a racy meet-cute when he comes home to find her sleeping in his bed. She thinks she's just broken into an old friend's house after losing the key, but the house and surrounding property changed hands long ago, and now Jake -- the youngest son in the powerful Reynolds family and a reformed bad boy -- is working on developing the farmland into a tourist attraction.
Jake and Harlee are instantly attracted to each other, despite coming from opposite ends of the economic spectrum. She becomes his personal assistant, but when she finds out that the tourist resort means the end of the camp for wayward teens that saved her life, she vows to stop at nothing to save it. (SIREN, 2008, 284 pp., $14.99)