Avon, Dec 2001, 5.99, 384 pp.
Atlanta police officer Tony Sinclair visits Taylor FX Studios to ask the owner, Oscar nominee Jazz Taylor, where he can find her father Myles, wanted for questioning in the High Museum heist. Tony also has a personal reason to interrogate Myles as the prime suspect in the museum robbery because he has been seeing his Aunt Ellen. Jazz informs Tony that she has not seen her father in over a year, but gives the cop the last known address she has of him.
When she returns to her home, Jazz finds Myles waiting for her. He insists he is innocent and pleads with her to hide him. Being a special effects expert should make that easy for Jazz, but Tony sees what she is doing. Instead of turning her in for abetting Myles, Tony becomes her accomplice in trying to prove her father's innocence. However, if he knew the danger to her life and his heart, Tony would have chosen a safer path for the woman he now loves.
TO CATCH A KISS is a very amusing romantic romp that stars two likable lead protagonists. The story line reads like a 1930s madcap comedic romance set in contemporary times. It never slows down until the tale is finished. The support cast adds depth and much humor, especially Myles. Fans of humorous romances will enjoy Karen Kendall's latest romp and want to read her debut tale, the jocular SOMETHING ABOUT CECILY.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner