"enjoyable second Marcelli sister tale"
In Santa Barbara, research student widow Francesca Marcelli
fakes being pregnant as part of an experiment to see if
people would help her deliver packages. Males ignore her
and females nod in empathy, but no one stops to assist
her. When she reaches the empty offices of Malcolm and
White Data Tech, she meets the CEO of Security
International, Sam Reese. He takes her into his office,
feeds her, and offers to hold the packages for now. She
admits that she is a social psychology grad student wearing
a fake device to emulate pregnancy.
Sam takes Francesca to dinner as they are attracted to one
another. However, neither wants a long-term relationship
though both their families encourage the widowed Francesca
and the divorced Sam to marry. Even love may prove too
weak to keep this couple together.
Though his ex returning seems only to raise unnecessary
tension, fans will enjoy the second Marcelli sister tale.
The story line is fun as the estrogen
is at a fever pitch as it was with
the first novel(see THE SPARKLING ONE). The lead couple is
a fine pair, who
claims they're not in love, but we, the families and Susan
Mallory know better.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted September 25, 2003