Five Star, Jan 2004, 26.95, 235 pp.
In Knoxville, Sarah Hatfield is upset that her widowed father is marrying some bimbo named Evelyn. Her friend Nell Bostwick provides emotional support, but is to busy with her business to directly help Sarah. Her other pal, sex machine accountant Jacob Trent, wants nothing to do with the pending disaster that he foresees at the upcoming wedding but is drafted to help Sarah remain calm.
When Sarah learns that Evelyn is pregnant with her half-sister, she blithely informs her father that she is carrying Jake's baby. Now all she needs is to persuade Jake to have sex her, but though he fears what will happen to their friendship, he insists they make love. She counters that sex is a waste for a female, but he plans to show her that a shared relationship includes good sex for both, but neither expected love to enter the equation.
Though often amusing, fans will understand Sarah's woes due to the memory of her beloved deceased mother and the age differential of her father and his squeeze. However, her announcement that she is pregnant with Jake's baby seems too bewildering to understand. Still the actions between Sarah, Nell, and Jake are fun to observe with any moment Lucy, Ethel, and Desi showing up to cheer the trio on. Readers will want a sequel starring the matchmaking Nell with a hunk of her own and perhaps supported by the odd couple older Amazon like Carman and her perfect hug Alex as well as the lead duo of LIKE A VIRGIN.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner