"A cool anthology"
From the Heart by Rochelle Alers. Leland lives
in an antebellum mansion on Georgia's St. Simons Island
where he finds historic documents. Curator Aimee visits
Leland to catalogue the discovery. They fall in love, but
he lives on an ocean island while she resides in inland
Atlanta, making a relationship seem impossible. Though the
excuse seems feeble in this world of commuter marriages,
fans will enjoy this well written contemporary.
An Officer and A Hero by Marcia King-Gamble.
Reticent Kitt goes on a Caribbean cruise where she cannot
compete with the women participating in the Miss Black
Universe contest for the attention of cruise ship employer
Jared. Still they fall in love, but several contestants
want him too. This is an amusing fairy tale.
Our Secret Affair by Carmen Green. Though they
work for the same company, Toni and John are competitors.
Toni is the top salesperson while John is second. During
the company's annual retreat, they fall in love, but they
compete for a promotion that will lead to the lay off of
the other. Though the premise of firing your top guns
seems improbable when there are lesser talents available
for downsizing, readers will like this dueling duo.
Heart's Desire by Felicia Mason. Single father
David takes his three children on a Bahamas vacation where
he meets Lucia. They are attracted to one another, but she
played the role of stepmother once before and vowed never
again. Though matchmaking children have become trite, the
two adults make for a fine reading experience.
Some of the premises are weak, but the stories
entertain and are fun to read so kick off your shoes and
enjoy ISLAND BLISS.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted February 1, 2002