"Amusing contemporary romance"
While in Manhattan on business, Alex Emerson sees Sarah
Nevins coming out of a specialty grocer. He is very
excited to see her because she is the woman he loved when
they attended Hollywood High School together. However,
Sarah is icy towards Alex, providing him with polite
platitudes but refusing to see him. Sarah has never
forgiven Alex for deserting her when they had made plans.
Alex thinks how he searched for her once he was an adult,
but never found his beloved Sarah until this chance
occurrence in lower Manhattan.
Back in San Francisco, Alex's staff avoids him as he has
been a bear since coming home. Likewise in New York,
Sarah's employees steer clear of her as she is as
ferocious as Alex has been since their encounter. Alex
realizes he needs Sarah back in his life, so he decides to
hire her firm Great Graphics! to design a new logo for his
company. As they work closely together, the love they
shared years ago resurfaces. Now if Sarah believes Alex
that he had no choice except to leave Hollywood, but looked
for his beloved as soon as he could, they can make it.
TOO HOT TO HANDLE is an amusing contemporary romance that
feels as if a split screen is in use as the audience
observes the reactions of two staffs towards their CEOs.
The story line never takes itself seriously though the heat
between the lead couple is palpable. Readers will enjoy
Barbara Daly's whimsical cross-continental romance that
focuses in the office as much as the bedroom.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted July 3, 2002