by Colleen Collins

February 2002
ISBN: 0-373-25967-0
Reviewer Graphic Button Harlequin #867
Mass Market Paperback

Colleen Collins Joyride is based on the fascinating concept of cousins (not identical twins) who look enough alike to switch roles. However, looks aren't everything and these two girls are about as different as day and night.

Corinne wants nothing more than a home, family and kids of her own. She lives a relatively boring, confined life, inhibited to the point of being nicknamed "Inconspicuous Corinne" at work until in one day, and one moment of time, her whole life changed. Tony, her fiancÚ, has been less than satisfying in the bedroom for a couple of months, so Corinne decides it's time to do something drastic. Encouraged by her best friend to get a book called How To Make Your Man Howl and do something daring to get Tony's attention, she comes home for lunch one day not realizing that her life is about to change forever. Finding she has been betrayed, Corinne steals Tony's Ferrari (which he loves more than anyone or anything in the world) and heads straight to her cousin Sandee's house in Las Vegas. Sandee has always been the more outgoing of the two and has gotten herself into some situations and runs off leaving Corinne to deal with them on her own.

Masquerading as Sandee, Corinne finds herself in some outrageous predicaments, which challenge her to open up and become the opposite of "Inconspicuous Corinne." She has to deal with all the men who are love struck over Sandee (and there were many), but Corinne manages to deal with it all like a pro and in the process of this 'joyride' finds her true self and her true love, Leo.

I almost thought this book wasn't going to have such a happy ending, since the reader is kept guessing until the very last couple of pages. There are twists and turns to the plot that keep you wondering what is going to happen next, and even a few surprises sprinkled in along the way. Colleen Collins' Joyride is full of intrigue, romance, passionate sex, and yes, the happy ending!

Reviewed in January 2002 by Angela.

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