cover image Don't Look Down

Don't Look Down

Suzanne Enoch, . . Avon, $6.99 (376pp) ISBN 978-0-06-059364-3

Playful love scenes and a large dose of humor lift Enoch's second novel to star gorgeous 33-year-old Richard Addison, a British billionaire, and stunning 24-year-old Samantha Jellicoe, a former thief (after Flirting with Danger ). While Rick tries to prove to Samantha that settling down with him won't destroy her sense of self, he works to keep her out of trouble with the police after Sam's first client in her new security business is murdered. Besides trying to solve the murder, Sam must deal with her internal conflicts about loving Rick and, in a lighter vein, her ex-crook business partner's grousing about going straight. Some readers may have a problem with the story's unreality, which is heightened by the immorality of most of the wealthy portrayed in the Palm Beach, Fla., setting. Contemporary romance-land offers up as many billionaires these days as the ridiculous number of dukes cluttering English historicals. Still, Enoch deserves credit for having a couple go through a second book with their sexual chemistry intact. (Jan.)