Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Turn Up The Heat-Isabel Sharpe

Turn Up The Heat
Isabel Sharpe
Harlequin Blaze, Jan 18 2011, $4.99
ISBN: 9780373795994

In Milwaukee Event planner Candy Graham has enough trying to make it in her chosen vocation so has no time for her former boyfriend Chuck’s crap. In spite of their dating for five years, she hangs up on him. Her three BFFs at a Women in Power lunch insist she needs to date again.

Not wanting to be alone on Valentine’s Day, Candy signs up on her friend Marie’s, a dating website. She creates four profiles emphasizing a different aspect of her personality. Reporter Justin Case believes the four profiles add up to a con artist. He asks her out planning to expose her. Instead he falls in love with the complete Candy who reciprocates Justin’s deep feelings.

This is a warm romantic comedy that in spite of the internet matchmaking has a throwback quality to the amusing 1930s Cary Grant movies. The jocular story line is filled with and thruway puns as this sharp tale in deed turns up the humor and heat for Valentine’s Day in Wisconsin or wherever the reader is.

Harriet Klausner

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