Taking Chances: To Love Again

Janelle Taylor, Author Zebra Books $4.5 (559p) ISBN 978-0-8217-4259-4
Beyond showing what it is like to live with diabetes, Taylor's ( Whispered Kisses ) insipid romance offers little more than pages of boring small talk and routine sex. Kirstin Lowrey, a 45-year-old widow recently diagnosed with adult-onset diabetes, is driving from Georgia to California to work as a medical research technician. When hypoglycemia causes her to become disoriented, she crashes her car and is rushed to the ranch of Christopher Harrison, a former surgeon now running a part-time general practice in rural New Mexico. While checking Kirstin over, Chris proclaims her figure ``topnotch'' and, not coincidentally, offers her accommodations at his ranch for a few days while she gets her blood sugar under control. Kirstin, who senses an opportunity for ``a little innocent hanky panky,'' accepts. When they're not discussing diabetes, sizing each other up sexually and speculating on a possible relationship, Kirstin whines about her late husband (who didn't appreciate her and was mysteriously squirreling away part of his income) and Chris laments about the high-powered career he lost (in an incident that strains credulity to the breaking point). (Aug.)
Reviewed on: 08/02/1993
Release date: 08/01/1993
Genre: Fiction
Hardcover - 978-0-7278-4737-9
Open Ebook - 544 pages - 978-1-4201-2764-5
Mass Market Paperbound - 978-0-8217-6111-3
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