Love Spell, Sep 2003, 5.99, 353 pp.
She is thirty, single, and in love, but Sophie Lane cannot convince Lance Summers that they belong together. Her sister, married a whole month (see MARRY ME, MADDIE), encourages her to pull a trick. Maddie wants Sophie to use the guilt card to get Lance on the local "Sophie Knows Show" Dating Game segment, but rig it so she is his date in Cancun.
Lance learns of the ruse and pulls his own stunt so that Sophie's choice becomes former professional football player Rory Dalton's date instead of his. However, now that he has what he wants, Lance becomes SLEEPLESS IN SAVANNAH. He realizes that he is jealous of Rory. Lance detests that his beloved is on a romantic date with this hunk and being without her is too hard so he puts his own game in motion to win back his beloved, but this time forever.
This sequel is a fun contemporary romance that never takes itself too seriously. The frolics and antics of the lead couple and a third Lane sister turns this plot into an amusing diverting read. Though Lucy Lane's (Sophie's other sister, not Lois' sibling) antics and own romance takes time away from the delightful lead duo, fans will admire Rita Heron's ability to provide a jocular romantic romp.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner