Berkley, Jul 2003, 15.00, 320pp.
In Minneapolis, web designer Chloe Chisholm feels it is time to delete her latest male companion especially after the blind date fizzled over her pink hair. Leaving the dud behind, Chloe takes the elevator accompanied by tall, dark and handsome Rocco Vinelli. He too is frustrated over the machination of Amy Thiebaud, the younger sister of a friend. Though they went out on an occasional date in the past and he has escorted her to events, he never considered them to be more than friends. That does not stop Amy from hosting a surprise engagement party that Rocco walked out on for he has no plans to marry the wiitch.
Chloe and Rocco share the greatest sex weekend of their lives. As they begin to fall in love, she learns that he is engaged to Amy, which he denies. When Amy claims she is pregnant by him, Chloe drops him, but Rocco insists that if she is pregnant it cannot be his.
This erotic contemporary romance shows Susan Johnson at her hottest, which means the lead couple generates enough thermos heat to keep the Northeast warm in winter. Readers will want the hunk for themselves even when he utters perfectly understandable profanity. Though Amy is too much of a twit, the audience will relish HOT PINK.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner