"An engaging contemporary romance"
Manhattan's Darcie Baxter feels quite good about the
opportunity to travel to Sydney to open up a branch of the
company she works for, Wunderkings Lingerie International.
She leaves behind her roommate grandmother, her parents on
the other side of the Hudson, and a nasty peer named Greta
Hinckley trying to undercut her on the job.
On her first night in Australia, Darcie meets sheep rancher
Dylan Rafferty. To her shock, they make love that
evening. This is the best sex of Darcie's life though her
few experiences lack depth of comparisons since her
occurrences are so sparse she never even uses her company
discounts. Soon Darcie and Dylan fall in love, but he
wants her to marry him and raise children on his station,
but she cannot cope with the barefoot pregnant image that
his desire portrays in her mind.
STRAPLESS is an engaging contemporary romance that adds the
flavoring of Sydney to the mix. The story line is fun
especially when Dylan talks in "Ozspeak" and Darcie
communicates in "Manhattanese" mindful of Crocodile Dundee
without the adventure. Though the nastiness of Greta is
too obvious for her to get away with her shenanigans,
readers will relish Leigh Riker's wild Down Under ride.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted July 15, 2002