by Judith Arnold

August 2003
ISBN: 1-55166-702-9
Reviewer Graphic Button Mira Books
Mass Market Paperback

This story centers around, Josh and Loretta, who meet on a train journey back to New York from Long Island and become friends. Josh agrees to be Loretta’s blind date on the TV chat show she works on as a production assistant, to save her job. Matters are complicated because Josh has a girlfriend in Florida.

I enjoyed the light heartedness of this story. The two characters path’s kept crossing because Loretta kept needing Josh to do her favors. Each stamped down their feeling of growing attraction to each other because, they both knew about Josh’s commitment to Melanie, his girlfriend in faraway Florida! Trouble is, feelings don’t understand about background girlfriends. Loretta’s family wants her married before she is thirty, an age she is fast approaching. Loretta does not agree with this sentiment with a chuckle producing the results!

Judith Arnold uses a light approach with her characters and has a good assortment of them peppered throughout the story. Each one relates to either Josh or Loretta, with very creditable storylines. The humour is delightful and it isn’t in any way a serious story. Loretta is a feisty young woman who believes that she is a happy career orientated woman, until she gets embroiled with Josh. While he tries to convince himself he is committed to Melanie, even if she put her promotion before their relationship.

The story moves along at a good pace and there are lots of fun scenes in the story. Characters like Solly, who despite being in his seventies, has a good number of elderly ladies chasing him, adds rich color to the tale.

A well-written story with plenty to entertain the reader.

Reviewed in July 2003 by Mary.

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