From Publishers Weekly
Craig (Divorced, Desperate and Deceived
) turns her latest smalltown romance into a delightful comedy of errors. Hired by the mayor of Precious, Tex., to do a PR shoot that will draw visitors to the tiny town, photojournalist Shala Winters dodges burglars, would-be assassins, and vandals while tangling with sexy police chief Sky Gomez, who doesn't want her taking pictures of Native American rituals and turning Precious into a tourist trap. Sky doesn't believe in soul mates, though his foster father has prophetic dreams of Sky and Shala together. Shala, orphaned and divorced, is wary of men and furiously defensive of her independence. Many of Precious's standoffish, quirky, nosy residents are of Native American descent, but the culture feels like an afterthought; Craig stays focused on playfulness and sexual tension, and hits all the high notes en route to happily ever after. (June)
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When Mayor Johnson and the tribal council of the small town of Precious, Texas, calls on photojournalist Shala Winters to produce some positive publicity to increase their tourism, she packs up her $8,000 camera and heads straight there. Unfortunately, when she attends a Native American ceremony, her camera is confiscated by Sky Gomez, the most handsome of the dancers. Shala has to retrieve her camera, her livelihood depends on it, but Sky, who's also the sheriff, isn't the only one keeping it from her. It seems that Shala has taken a photograph of something she shouldn't have, and someone's willing to kill her to keep the picture from seeing the light of day. To top everything off, not everyone in Precious is onboard with the plan to increase tourism, and they're making sure Shala knows where they stand. Entertaining Craig shows that both love and danger can pop up when you least expect them, and her breezy style and spunky heroine won't fail to delight readers. --Shelley Mosley