Pocket, May 2004, 6.99, 384 pp.
CPA Jane Atwood has loved Alex Woods since they first met as lab partners at college about ten years ago. However, Alex fell in love her roommate Sofia Leonakis. Now Alex and Sofia are marrying on the Greek isle of Mios near where her wealthy family lives. However, Alex and Sofia get into a fight over his desire to quit her father's company.
The next day, Alex and Jane learn that Sofia has run off apparently with a local fisherman. They follow the only clue, a matchbook from Cavo d'Oro on the isle Andros. As they search a nude beach and remain in close proximity, Alex falls in love with Jane. Now he needs to gracefully end his relationship with Sofia and persuade Jane that she is not plain to him.
This Aegean Sea romance is a fun tale starring a delightful lead pair, who does not realize that they are an ideal couple. The story line is character driven from the manipulative theatrics of Sofia to Jane's clumsiness when her beloved is near to Alex realizing who turns him on while strolling on a nudist beach (wonder why he was brain dead before that naked walk). With a vast Greek family to round out the nuptials, fans will appreciate this warm contemporary tale.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner