Tuesday, November 18, 2008

For the Love of Pete-Julia Harper

For the Love of Pete
Julia Harper
Forever, Jan 2009, $6.99
ISBN: 0446619183

In Chicago, poet Zoey Addler is stunned when she sees hit man Neil Janiowski abducting her baby niece Pete. However, the spunky woman reacts instantly leaping into the car of FBI Special Agent Dante “Lips of Sin” Torelli insisting he give chase. Dante needs no urging as his current task is to keep Pete's father safe especially from the mob, as he is under a federal witness protection program.

Needing a minute to take care of business Neil leaves Pete and his own infant son alone in the car. Indian sisters-in-law Savita-di and Pratima Gupta hijack his car in order to regain the valuable top quality saffron he stole from them. The two women are stunned to realize they have children inside the vehicle. Meanwhile Dante struggles with keeping impish Zoey in line as he tries to find and rescue Pete. However, besides losing his heart, he may lose his freedom as someone inside the agency has set him up as the kidnapper.

This is a wild zany Chicago joy ride from the moment he with Lips of Sin steals sassy Zoey’s parking spot, the only one not buried under January snow and never slows down as the opposites fall in love. Readers will laugh out loud at the antics of Zoey as she drives Dante crazy with her chatter, comments, and overall insanity; he had no choice but to fall in love. Fans will enjoy Julia Harper’s second jocular Midwest FBI romantic suspense (see HOT).

Harriet Klausner

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