"Fine contemporary romance"
In Manhattan, freelance reporter Charlie Bresland is
conducting an interview of famous meteorite hunter Jack
Lanett for the New York Times. Jack and his partner
Miguel MacPherson are controversial figures because they
sell many of their findings to the highest bidder.
Currently they have on auction a Shara-Mars gem that has
angered bio-astronomer Dr. Peter Burke who believes all
findings belong to science not a collector, but never
takes the monetary or on site risks outside his Princeton
classroom to retrieve a rock.
After an incident with a dog and his insistence she wear
her hair down, Charlie proposes to write a book on Jack,
an endeavor he opposes because he has a secret to hide.
She explains that she must change jobs from real life
adventure writer to a more sedate job so she can adopt a
child. Jack shocks her when he tenders a different
option; he proposes marriage. Already attracted to Jack,
Charlie considers whether marriage will give her
everything she wants: a loving husband, a cherished child,
and a loyal dog, but can she keep a secret if he reveals
to the woman he is falling in love with what he has hidden
from the world.
Though Charlie's obsession to adopt and her need to rescue
cats and dogs are not clarified until late in the novel,
fans will appreciate this contemporary romance starring
two individuals with different reasons to marry. The
altruistic Charlie wants to do the right thing for society
while Jack has a secret he dreads surfacing. Readers will
appreciate this fun tale of two people falling love though
they wedded for the wrong reasons.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted May 31, 2004