Avon, Jun 2002, 5.99, 384 pp.
Her partner persuaded Stacy St. Cyr to take a needed vacation at an Arkansas spa. Though she preferred to stay in New Orleans running the St. Cyr and Bell Advertising and Public Relations agency, she knew her best friend was right that she needed some time away to rejuvenate her juices. Now her collie True is ailing in Doolittle and a gas attendant sends her to Dr. Halliday, insisting that Dr. Mike is the best vet around even if he can't talk with the animals.
Expecting to meet a bumpkin just like the gas attendant who is Dr. Mike's brother, instead Stacy finds a compassionate, intelligent hunk. Mike asks her why she is in this out of the way back woods. Stacy fibs, saying she is looking for a retirement home for her parents. When Blue needs a few convalescent days, Stacy thinks time with the stud will prove more enjoyable than a spa. That is until her lie, his two daughters, and love mess up both their minds.
Fans of contemporary romance will find that TANGLED UP IN LOVE will quickly capture their attention and never let it go until the tale is complete. Stacy learns rather fast how one innocent lie can lead to complications trying to keep it straight as her seemingly innocent mendacious statement haunts her while she tries the get closer with Dr. Mike. The story line never takes itself seriously though Hailey North provides a strong moral simplification of “what a tangled web we weave when we first deceive” within the plot.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner