cover image With a Little Luck

With a Little Luck

Caprice Crane. Bantam, $15 trade paper (320p) ISBN 978-0-553-38624-0

Berry, the spunky if superstition-addled radio DJ heroine of Crane's breezy latest, has long played it safe, but when she tests her luck with Ryan, the station's "Dr. Love," he wins her heart and a shared morning radio program with the oddball Berry. Turning their romantic chemistry into boffo ratings, the pair run into some predictable trouble when Ryan airs one of Berry's more inscrutable quirks—her fear of William Shatner—in an attempt at "good radio." The move enrages Berry, who marches out of his life and the show and into some scary reflection on her fears. Crane (Stupid and Contagious) handles this ditzy romance with confidence, delivering a snappy girl-meets-boy-loses-boy-and-gets-him-back. (Aug.)