Jayne Ann Krentz continues to produce powerhouse plots in her new novel Joy. Virginia had no plans to ever marry again. She seriously doubted that she would even get involved with another man after her disasterous marriage. Ryerson's first marriage didn't work out so well, and his most recent affair, with Virginia's younger sister, sizzled before the flame was even ignited. So when Virginia and Ryerson decide to attempt a relationship, things get pretty wacky. Virginia and Ryerson agree that they have all the time in the world, and so decide to take things slowly. After the first month though, Ryerson is wondering if he won't spontaneously combust before things get exciting. To further their raltionship, Ryerson books a little trip for them, to a nice tropical island. Not only does their relationship get further development, but Ryerson wins a gorgeous and old emerald braclet in a lucky game of cards. Unfortunately, the former owner of the braclet wasn't exactly the most truthful fellow, leaving Ryerson and Virginia in a dangerous little adventure. Ms. Krentz blends a wonderful mix of passion, adventure and humour to create an exotic tale of two people learning to trust love again. By the end, we all wish that we had Virgiunia's luck in men!