Once upon a time, Thea Devine was a real rising star in the romance world. BEYOND DESIRE and DESIRED were the hottest historicals ever written. She was an original, yet she followed the basic rules -- one hero, one heroine, a happy ending, lots of sex. She seemed on track to become the next Betina Krahn -- maybe even the next Bertrice Small!
Somehow it all fizzled out. This book is a lame, tenth rate rip off of SEX IN THE CITY. The modern setting sets up a premise so unreal it's not even funny -- women who work extra hard to get good jobs and good apartments so they can sleep with rich men for money? Being captured by a desert sheikh would be more believable -- and more fun. There's a reason why these hot, sexy books are usually set in centuries past -- because back then sex was a woman's only weapon. But in the modern world the whole concept just seems not only stupid, but sick.
Somewhere in a lonely room Thea Devine is reading the reviews of her older books, and she's saying, "I could have been a contendah -- I could have had class!" But now, like Terry Maloy, all she's got is a one way ticket to Palookaville. If you want to help her out, or at least see what she could have been, go read DESIRED and BEYOND DESIRE.