From Publishers Weekly
Kate Bradshaw's popular "Dear Cupid" Web advice column helps the hapless and hopeless find true love. But in the aftermath of her painful divorce, Kate's advice turns too bitter for her boss's taste. To retain her job and regain her zest for romance, Kate leaves her native Texas hill country for a business trip to L.A., where she practices her flirting technique on the first attractive man she sees, movie special-effects man Mike Cameron. Kate confidently expects that Mike will disappear from her life after their brief meeting. Instead, he falls in love with her. Sensing Kate's wariness of relationships, but desperate to be part of her life, Mike hires her to turn him, his clothes and his home into marriage material. His decision to withhold the identity of the wife he has in mind keeps the two at comic cross-purposes. Even after they give in to their attraction, Mike must win acceptance from Kate's son, Dylan, and convince her that forever is not a dirty word. Just like a valentine, this frothy read is both fun and insubstantial. But Ortolon's (Drive Me Wild) lively style and brisk pacing are perfectly suited to her playful theme, and her characterizations of Mike and of Kate's maritally muddled neighbors have a genuinely appealing warmth.
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If your romantic problems were enough to drive you to write your favorite advice columnist and the answer you received was a man-bashing, cynical diatribe, would you ever read that column again? Probably not, and that's a problem for Kate Bradshaw, whose column is quickly losing its appeal as her bitter postdivorce emotions find their way onto her Web page. As a last-ditch effort to lose her cynicism, and to save her job, she picks a man at random and flirts with him. It works all too well. All Mike Cameron wants to do is fly home to Texas after his twentieth high-school reunion. Although driven and successful, he realizes he has needs that work just won't fill. All of a sudden, a beautiful stranger is flirting wildly with him, and he can't help but respond. So begins this fun, lighthearted romp through the wilderness of conflicting emotions confronting Kate and Mike. An enjoyable journey with a satisfying ending, their story is sure to please. Maria HattonCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved