In Biloxi, Mississippi, though not talking to her
father except for funerals, Roxann Beadleman enjoys
volunteer work to help wives with abusive husbands. Soon
something goes wrong, threats begin to happen, and
Detective Joe Capistrano begins asking her questions.
Deciding to run away, she attends her cousin Angora Ryder's
wedding in Baton Rouge feeling that it is a safe house
because everyone knows the strain between Roxann and her
family. However, the marriage does not occur as the groom
leaves Angora waiting by herself at the altar. Humiliated
Angora persuades Roxann to let her join her on the lam.
The idea is bad, but having company is appealing so Roxann
acquiesces. The twosome flee to their college.
However running from one murder leaves Roxann in the
middle of another homicide. Like the killer, Joe is
closing in on the two women and he especially wants to keep
Roxann safe for about five or so decades because he is
falling in love with her just as she is with him.
Though one must wonder about some of Roxann's decisions
and those of Angora too, GOT YOUR NUMBER grabs her fans
with its thirties-like comedic romantic suspense. The
story line is loaded with twists as the two female leads
fall in and out of one dilemma after another. Joe is a
heroic hunk struggling between love and duty. Stephanie
Bond provides readers with that rare humorous yet suspense
laden novel that leaves the audience wanting more from a
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted September 13, 2001