Ivy, Jul 2004, 6.99
Financial genius Alex Miller ends his relationship with Sydney Raines, who refuses to believe it is over. Though he was honest from the start, she thought they would marry. Now he regrets hiring her firm to oversee a gala he is throwing although she and her partner Harry Byrne are excellent at it. Instead, Alex looks forward to seeing “roller blades” skate in Central Park.
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Grace Miller hires artist Gen Monaghan to paint a mural at Children's Hospital in Boston and even offers the young artist the use of her late husband's studio in Long Island. At the same time, Alex buys a painting done by Gen. When he finds out that his aunt is allowing an artist to use the studio, he has Gen investigated. However, when he meets Gen he is attracted and soon learns she is his fantasy roller blades woman. As they fall in love, her mentor currently in the Czech Republic wants her to join him and Sydney tells Gen she is pregnant; thinking that Alex is the father; Gen plans to join Jiri in Europe.
This is a fun contemporary romance starring a wonderful lead couple and some zany support players. The fatal attraction seems weak and unnecessary as Alex and Gen have enough to keep them at arm's length in spite of the obvious magnetism. Still the audience will appreciate this fine tale of love between a patron and an artist with his aunt as the matchmaking grandmaster fostering the relationship.
The review of this Book prepared by Harriet Klausner