Pocket, Mar 2004, 12.00, 272 pp.
In Philadelphia, Sasha Borianni and her partner Michael Taylor run Platinum Media, a public relations firm that provides spin control for its clients whether it is a Pastor, a politician, a banker or an NBA great. Sasha tends to mix business with pleasure though she knows better having lost a fiancé for doing just that. Still she cannot resist the charm of handsome banker Jordan Ashe, her firm's latest client even as her former lover and employer NBA superstar Phoenix Carter desperately needs her help as word in the media is that he shaved points.
International trader Lyor Turrell meets Sasha at a gala and soon sends work her way. They make love, but he has a hidden agenda involving Phoenix, stolen gems, and the murder of his older brother Barry. Finally, her fiancé Trent Russell, rising New jersey politician, wants her back in his life as he has never stopped loving her though he broke it off two years ago due to her infidelity. With her father ailing and her adult son and his wife and children returned from California, Sasha still finds the time to hop in a few beds even as she provides top of the line PR service to her clients.
Though the promiscuousness of the lead protagonist will bother some readers, fans will appreciate this warm character study. The story line takes a more serious tone than typical chick lit tales as Sasha's PR work is fascinating to follow, which is when the story line is at its best. The delightful FOURPLAY…DANCE OF SENSUALITY provides a deep look at the complete life of its star.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner