Date: May 2004
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By Melanie Craft
Molly Shaw, conservative
college professor has a deep, dark secret. Her alter ego is romance
novelist, Sandra St. Claire. If this information ever becomes public,
she will lose everything: her job, her reputation and most importantly,
her father's love and respect.
Carter McKee is Molly's best friend. He's also
a journalist struggling to make a name for himself. He comes up
with a brilliant idea. He will write a book about the world's most
eligible bachelor, Jake Berenger. There's only one hitch. Jake never
gives interviews, so a book is out of the question. To overcome
this problem, Carter hatches a plan. Molly will convince Jake to
let Carter write his biography.
Molly doubts that a mousy brunette will
be able to even catch the playboy's eye, let alone convince him
to do something so out-of-character. Carter has a solution for that
as well. Molly won't be doing the convincing, Sandra will. Molly
thinks Carter is crazy. Carter calls in a lifetime of favors and
Molly reluctantly finds herself agreeing. A total make- over, involving
a blond wig and lots of padding, ensues. Once Carter declares Molly
ready, they head for Jake's island resort.
At the resort, Molly relaxes on the terrace
of her cottage. Since it's so early, she isn't in her "Sandra"
getup yet. Who should jog by but Jake? In a panic, she runs into
her room. Later that day when Sandra meets Jake, the only sparks
flying are ones of irritation as she literally knocks him off his
feet. Discouraged, Molly goes exploring, dressed as herself. Once
again, she runs into Jake. How can this keep happening?
Jake's business is facing a hostile takeover.
The last thing he has time for is the ditzy blond who seems intent
on pursuing him. The little brunette, now she's another matter altogether.
As Jake continues to run into Molly, he finds himself more and more
intrigued by her.
A desperate plan bring this fun story
to its climax.
This is a good book. It's sexy, but not
overly explicit, and Molly's excursions as Sandra are quite comical.