Sworn off Women
Five Star, Feb 2005, 26.95, 235 pp.
Speculative fiction author Ethan Warnerowski is exhausted from his extended six week book tour under his pen name Frank Farrah. He tells his agent that he needs rest in an isolated locale with no women to bother him after frenzied female fans drove him crazy. He rents a home in Bayswater, Long Island where he plans to do nothing. On the golf course for the first time, Ethan meets Tara Brooks who flirts and teases outrageously with him.
Later, he learns that Tara is his landlady sharing her family home with him, but acting very differently than the golf course woman who turned him on as she now acts professionally aloof. However her efforts to avoid him fail as she finds herself falling for his out of this world humor. As they fall in love, she knows he is soon returning to Manhattan while he wonders how she will react to learn he is not just a wannabe writer, but a noted author with a major fan following.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner