Harlequin Duets, Jul 2002, 379 pp.
“Just Desserts” by Jennifer Drew. Chef Sara Madison sees a great opportunity to demonstrate her talent at the annual Taste of Phoenix food show. However, instead of the success she expected, reporter Jeff Wilcox manages to get her fired. She gains new employment only to have undercover Jeff arriving asking for her help on an investigation. She wants to say no after her first debacle with the handsome journalist, but ends up helping him even while they fall in love. As expected from the writing team Jennifer Drew, this tale is a tasty dessert.
“Green Eggs and Sam” by Susan Peterson. Due to a so-called friend Haley Jo Simpson accompanies Dr. Rocca to the New York State Dental Hygienist Convention. However, Haley Jo soon finds her companion is dead. Reflection Lake Police Chief Sam Matthews investigates the murder though he personally would prefer to examine the key witness, Haley Jo. As he tries to keep her safe, they fall in love, but can city girl find happiness in the Adirondacks amidst green eggs and his precocious ten-year-old? Though Prudie “call me Tiffany” seems to mature for a ten year old, this is an engaging police procedural romance starring two wonderful seemingly opposites.
The review of this Book prepared by Harriet Klausner