Stephanie Grant disguises herself as a high-class prostitute to search the darker side of New Orleans for her missing sister. While watching Stephanie from across the room at a private party, ex-cop turned bartender Jake Broussard is at once attracted to her and unconvinced that this new lady is really an escort.

Jake forces Stephanie to admit her plan and urges her to take greater precautions. But Stephanie is determined to find her sister—and trouble seems to find her. To keep her safe, Jake reluctantly agrees to help.

Blake's writing is smooth and sensuous, evoking vivid images. The Cajun flavor of the region infuses the novel, making the setting itself a character. This story is both a hot read and a romantic one, with a sympathetic heroine and an unusually sexy, multidimensional hero. (Jul., 440 pp., $6.50)
Reviewed by: 
Marilyn Weigel