In this wonderful romance, which has delightfully likable characters, the secondary romance is as enjoyable to watch as the major one. The characters' inner struggles to accept the course their lives take when love slips in are engrossing and makes a charming read.

Kat desperately needs the holiday she's taking at her aunt's summer house in Martha's Vineyard. It's unfortunate that writer Lawrence Kendall was promised the use of the house by Kat's uncle before he died.

Suffering from writer's block, Lawrence needs time alone. So does Kat, to lick her wounds over the loss of her business and, shortly thereafter, her fiance. It's the arrival of said fiance, seeking a reconciliation, that leads Kat and Lawrence to discover that being alone may not be the answer to their problems. (Zebra, Sep., 352 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Susan Mobley